How is Muscular Dystrophy and Spina Bifida Different?

When people see two wheelchair users hanging out it is often assumed that our disability and challenges are the same but this is so far from the truth and many chronic conditions are very different from each other. Some wheelchair users have the ability to walk while others don't and only need them for long … Continue reading How is Muscular Dystrophy and Spina Bifida Different?

Loving Yourself Through Pain And Disability

Happy Valentine's Day!  When you are disabled or have chronic pain it can be difficult to love yourself because how can you when you struggle with so much? You wake up and go to bed in bed so what is there to love? There are lots of things to love about yourself but if you … Continue reading Loving Yourself Through Pain And Disability

How Do I Prepare For An Abdominal Surgery?

No one likes to hear that they will need surgery but when you are disabled sometimes that is the reality of life and you may need quite a few while others none are required. It depends on what disability you have and if you have Spina Bifida how many surgeries you have will depend on … Continue reading How Do I Prepare For An Abdominal Surgery?

Lessons I learned from my four abled sisters

There is something that you can learn from pretty much anybody whether they are disabled or abled! Not everyone will be able to give you the same type of advice because some people may have experienced certain things so they won't be qualified to give some pieces of advice. An abled person may not be … Continue reading Lessons I learned from my four abled sisters

How to manage pain without medication

If you have chronic pain you probably have been prescribed medication to hopefully manage your pain so that it's easier to function. For the most part, the medication your doctor prescribed will be reliable and prevent any bad pain flares but it is not perfect and sometimes it fails and you can't figure out why.  … Continue reading How to manage pain without medication

Can you be too positive?

When you are disabled or chronically ill people often expect you to be positive all the time and the moment you show any signs of negativity your Facebook wall will start blowing up with inspiration! Positivity is something we can all work on but there is such a thing as being too positive and when … Continue reading Can you be too positive?

How To Manage Constipation When You’re Disabled

If you have Spina Bifida it is likely you will struggle with constipation at some point because of your limited mobility. People with Spina Bifida don't have the muscles to have bowel movements like an abled person can so they often time have to resort to having medical procedures such as the ACE (stoma to … Continue reading How To Manage Constipation When You’re Disabled