Saturday, 26 October 2013

Extreme contrasts: a life in two halves

I have recently commented on Twitter a few times that I felt like I was leading two very different lives, as a patient and as a professional...

Talking to others patients who are working in this area, I don't think I am alone with this feeling. Anyone (in whatever line of work) will feel separation and connection between their personal and prefoessional life, but I think the separation and connection are both more extreme and somehow simultaneous when working in this area.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

The worst kind of retail therapy

I have been shopping recently, and it was the worst kind of retail therapy I have ever done. 
I bought a wheelchair. A wheelchair that I am going to be using. 

And while it was far from therapeutic as an experience, it was also far from simple...

There are so many things to consider when it comes to getting a wheelchair - seat width, depth and angle, type of footrest, height and style of back support, type and height of arm rests and the type of wheels, their heights and camber and the tipping point of the chair. It has been a very steep learning curve. But there have been some really good resources that have helped me along the way, and that's the point of this blog post really! 

Monday, 7 October 2013

Personal Reflections on The Future of Health

The two days I spent at Future of Health (and the following few days recovering) have been the hardest, busiest, most challenging, intense, overwhelming and exciting couple of days I have ever had.
Let me explain...