Hello and happy Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month 2023! I can’t believe it 2 months since I’ve posted a blog! Recently, life has got pretty hectic therefore, I have a lot of goals I need to set. Goal setting works for me. Yet, I realised most of my goals were about work which are needed and will… Continue reading Managing My A-Z Occupations With Cerebral Palsy!
August this year marked 4 years that I have been on my driving journey, as I have spoken about in my previous post. So, I just thought that I’d update you with what’s going on with my driving, as it’s such a massive part of my life. What’s going on… Well, I do have some… Continue reading Driving Update- 4 Years On
How great is it that normal life or the ‘new normal’ way of life is resuming? I’m very much enjoying seeing friends and family again and doing things other than sitting on my garden. However, as I am classed as more vulnerable, I’d be lying if I said that returning back to somewhat normal isn’t… Continue reading How Post Lockdown Is Affecting Both My Physical and Mental Health
I explore practice placement extensively on my blogs, because planning a placement when you have a disability doesn’t happen overnight, and it is the area where I face the most challenges at university. Placement is physically and mentally challenging for anyone, not just someone with a disability, however, knowing what I will need on placement… Continue reading Reflecting on Past and Considering Future Placement Experiences as a Disabled Occupational Therapy Student
Hello, it feels good to be back blogging- although I’m wary that I no longer have an editor i.e my educator to edit the blog, therefore I’m feeling a little nervous as we all know that my ataxic features (jerkiness as part of my CP) don’t shy away from making a typo or 2, that… Continue reading Maintaining My Physical Needs During Lockdown
Hello and welcome to week 8 I cannot believe we are 3 quarters of the way through, its flying by. Last week marked a year since my supervisor, Margaret and I talked about and explored the potential of this placement and now it's nearly over! I will always look back on all my placements think… Continue reading Management of a #VirtualOTPlacement Plus Assignments With Cerebral Palsy
I've recently just turned 20 and have just written a blog- What I Would Tell My 10-year-old Self which explains a bit about what my disability has taught me over the past 10 years. Since being 20 I've reflected a lot, and a big topic that always comes up is my independence. As I’m getting… Continue reading How Will I Define ‘Independent’ as an Occupational Therapist?
This week I have been a bit poorly and I think it's fair to say that I certainly have the 'it's autumn- welcome to the colder months cold. Everyone has a cold as unfortunately, it's cold and flu season, however, having CP means that when I become ill it's affects me a lot more in… Continue reading How Cerebral Palsy Affects Me During Illness
A few months ago I wrote a blog post on How My Physical Disability Can Be Perceived in which I kind of defended myself in saying I'm not always as complicated as I seem. I've mentioned on multiple occasions that I don't like the fact that when I say I did maths at college people… Continue reading The Hidden Elements of My Disability
If you follow me on Twitter, then you will know that lately, I've been talking a lot more about how I feel the need to do more physio. I don't live in pain every day and I feel lucky as I know my situation could be a lot different but, I still experience pain and… Continue reading The Physical Complications of Getting Older