Wednesday, June 19

Fresh chapters with cp.

Hey there,



Remember how I've been talking about my move and the process whilst having cerebral palsy? Well, I'm excited to announce a slight shift in focus.


While the move combined with cerebral palsy is still incredibly important, I'm going to be taking things in a new direction by discussing the life of a person with the condition. From a personal view living in a home that's either in process of being altered or already done.


Don't worry, this isn't a complete overhaul! But I believe this change will allow us to explore cerebral palsy in a more comprehensive way, and provide you with even more valuable insights.


Stick around to learn more about why I'm making this change and what exciting things you can expect in the future!


Topics that are going to be mentioned:

  1. How I put on makeup.

  2. Skin care.

  3. Book reviews.

  4. My favorite gadgets everyone can use.

  5. Clothes I find easy to wear.

  6. Techniques I use to dress if I can do it myself.

  7. Aids I use daily.

  8. Days out.


And many more topics.


Please do follow me on Facebook, Instagram and threads. There you will see what I'm doing on a daily basis. You can always ask me questions on the subscription group via Facebook sensible questions.

Sunday, June 16

AFew Months!


It's been a few months since I moved into my final home. I had given myself a bit of time to recover from the amount of stress, uncertainty and energy that I have used over the last 14 months with all the moves.


Having multiple conditions and moving is probably more stressful than just moving. Which is stressful in itself.


There's many things which I never thought about growing up with the main condition cerebral palsy which I spotted in my 1st move. But never thought of until moving into the final home.


Here are some tips to make the transition smoother:

Involve the person with cerebral palsy in the planning process as much as possible. This will help them feel more in control and invested in the new home.


Make a list of any accessibility needs that need to be addressed in the new home.


This could include things like wider doorways, grab bars in the bathroom, or a lower kitchen counter.


Start unpacking and setting up the new home one room at a time.

This will help to avoid feeling overwhelmed.


Familiarise the person with cerebral palsy with the layout of the new home.


This will help them feel more comfortable and independent.


Be patient and allow plenty of time for the person with cerebral palsy to adjust to the new home.


There are tips that can be done during settling into a new home. The biggest one I discovered in the last home as I got used to the layout of the place.


As an ambulatory wheelchair user there was one major thing I was suffering in the first month and that is to use my home helper trolley that I have for transferring from one room to another. So that I could adjust to the different surfaces of the certain rooms and areas.


My kitchen, hall and bathrooms are laid with lino

and the living room and bedrooms are carpeted.
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I'm still struggling a little bit three months on but I'm getting better. I know that it's ok and I know that I will get used to the house and area. I still walk gingerly around some places as I don't go out as much as I did before.

Fresh chapters with cp.

Hey there, Remember how I've been talking about my move and the process whilst having cerebral palsy? Well, I'm excited to announce ...