Because of my level of cerebral palsy and the fact I dribble/drool, I wear a neoprene bib all the time when I am at home to keep my clothes cleaner and to prevent chest infections from a damp t-shirt. This is a personal choice and not everyone with cerebral palsy would need or want to … Continue reading I Wear a Bib With Pride
As someone who has tried a whole range of water sports throughout my life and as someone who can not swim unaided, I have gained the understanding that an important component of any lifejacket is the crotch strap(s). The strap(s) are important because they stop the jacket from riding up and potentially going off in … Continue reading Lifejackets need crotch straps
A few weeks ago a fall of my wheelchair because I did not have any belt on and inertia caught me unawares as I let flying. It is one of those times I have reminded exactly what having cerebral palsy really means and that I do really need a seat belt and ideally a harness, … Continue reading The need for a harness
I can guess some readers why wonder why I wear a helmet but why have been too polite to ask. Well, the original reason as when I was younger I mostly walked and while I am mostly confident in walking, I was sometimes unsteady on my feet and when I fell I really fell.When I … Continue reading Why the helmet?
You may be aware that when I go out I choose to wear nappies with plastic pants as my underwear to assist me with my continence. It is a lifestyle choice which I am proud about as a 'nappy' wearer as opposed to a user of 'pads'. While incontinence is portrayed as an older person's issue … Continue reading Wearing nappies with pride
A bib is a covering of the fact worn to protect clothes during mealtimes or from drooling. It is generally seen as something as normally worn by babies but as someone with cerebral palsy, I wear a bib at home all day because of my own drooling. Am I a baby? Not at all, just … Continue reading Are bibs just for babies?
Throughout my life I have needed to or maybe chosen to wear harnesses in transport throughout my life because of my posture and to maintain a comfortable position. Despite the fact I can walk I am not very good at maintaining my posture, and certainly not good at remain still when I am in a … Continue reading Wearing harnesses
Within social care, dignity is seem as an important quality to strive for as someone desired by users. There is however a few things to consider here. The first is that if has made dignity an issue then people have made an assumption that social care is naturally indignant and therefore it highlights professionals and … Continue reading Whose dignity?
I have always been determined to never let the weather stop me from doing anyway and with the electric wheelchair, I am more determined to do this and I am not frighten to go out rain or shine. If it rains, I am plenty of 1 piece and 2 piece waterproofs. If it is cold, I … Continue reading Rain or Shine