This Girl Can’t

If you were to view illness and injury solely through the lens of the media, you would assume that the sick and injured are ‘brave’, ‘fighters’, ‘determined’ and ultimately inspirational through our stoical refusal to…

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Into the deep (part one)

On the 22nd January, 2014, I sat in a winch as I was lowered helplessly into a hydrotherapy pool. Three months after the accident, I had just moved from a wheelchair to a walking frame…

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Who needs an ankle bend?

Let’s face it, no-one would volunteer to have an ankle fusion unless they had pretty much exhausted all other options. It really is the last resort of operations, and once performed is irreversible  The operation…

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It’s like riding a bike…

Before this most recent operation, my restricted knee bend prevented me from riding a bike; the saddle height needed to enable a full rotation of the pedals would have made riding a penny farthing look comfortable.

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Let’s hear it for our NHS

It’s official. I’m mended… well, sort of.

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