Welcome to my website.
My story began in my late 30s when I decided I wanted another baby. My husband and I were happily married with a daughter and had an excellent job I loved, within the disability industry, even though at the time I did not have a disability myself. My husband and I decided if I got pregnant before I reached 39 it was fine. I finally got pregnant shortly after my 39th birthday and was happy. I worked as long as possible before taking maternity leave; my pregnancy had been a breeze.
The week before my 40th birthday My son was born. My life was complete. When my son was one year, old things started going wrong. I woke up one morning paralysed down my left-hand side. I went to the hospital, and after a stay of a week, I found I had Relapsing/Remitting Multiple Sclerosis, which shocked me. I had already begun working again, and my life was great.
I ended up without a job as the one had, I could no longer possibly do. I trained companies in UK disability laws and reasonable adjustments, travelling all over the UK. Now I could no longer drive, walking was painful and worse than that, my memory, mainly my short-term memory was severely affected. I could not remember some important facts I needed to know; I could not remember who and where I was training, and I could not learn new things.
After a time mourning the loss of things I wanted to keep, I started remembering what I did have, my beautiful, supportive family.
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?
Unfortunately the MS has progressed and is now Secondary Progressive making recovery from episodes difficult to impossible, meaning I am just becoming more and more disabled. I decided to begin concentrating on what I could do. I was a stay at home mum with my son, something I didn’t have with my daughter, so I focused on my family. I was unable to do the housework, so I spent my time playing with my children and watching films with my husband. We went to watch the rugby regular as we are all fans, and went out often. However, I needed an income. The aids I was buying to get on with my life were costing money, and I had no income. I began with what I know, genealogy. I trace peoples family trees for them. Then I took courses in something I was already good at, to get new qualifications. Now I am a proofreader, editor, and publisher too.
The shock, confusion and lack of assistance frustrated me, so I thought I would start trying to help people in situations like mine. I try to answer peoples questions on all disability issues on here. It doesn’t matter how long you have been disabled if you don’t have contacts it can be a very confusing world.
This site is to help people when they are looking into buying disability aids of any kind. The ‘disabled pound’ is worth a lot of money and people are realising this. Unfortunately, not all equipment achieves the desired results. I, and others, will be trying all trying lots of items to see if they do as advertised, how easy they are to use and if we feel they are worth the money. I will also be telling you where you can buy them online.
AFFILIATE COMPENSATION DISCLOSURE
From time to time, I promote, endorse, or suggest products or services of others. In most cases, I will be compensated – either as an affiliate with a commission based on sales, or with a free product to review or use. Our recommendations are always based on (i) my personal belief in the high quality and value of the product or service, and (ii) my review of the product or service, or a prior relationship or positive experience with the sponsoring person or organization. If you click through my links there will be no price increase for you.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below, and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best