Health

A photo of a bedroom. On the bed is a neck brace. Next to the bed is a wheelchair, a crutch, and a nightstand with some medications and beverage containers.

A difficult life is not less.

The bed in that photo is mine. It’s where I spend most of my time. It’s where I’ve spent most of my time for the last 6 years or so. Well, we’ve gotten a new bed since then, but I just swapped one memory foam surface for another and carried on like before. I lay […] Read more…

A close-up photo of Lisa's jean jacket laying on top of a wooden table. In the top centre of the jacket is a large iron on patch with a lot of flowers that says "I will make it out of this alive."

Questioning my future as an advocate

I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting this month. I’ve been noticing how much calmer my mind is when I just occasionally check social media and feel no obligation to constantly refresh apps like instagram and facebook. Which has got me thinking a lot about the advocacy volunteer work that I do. Being an advocate […] Read more…

The Path Where It Was Taking Me

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about loss. I have been feeling a loss that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Being chronically ill and becoming disabled has brought about some losses I never expected to feel, or to feel this hard. And there always seems to be another one around the corner. I try to live in the moment, be positive and grateful (all of those characteristics everyone wants to see in a sick person), but some days I’m hit head on with that very real feeling of “what if this never happened to me?” Dreadful, I know. Read more…

This is Hard, But I’m Okay.

You know what? This is all really hard sometimes. I joke around a lot. I look for humour in every situation I find myself in. I smile and laugh and reassure everyone that I’m fine. And in general, I am. I am very proud of how I handle what comes my way. But sometimes I […] Read more…

Different Mobility Aids for Different Mobility Days

One of my favourite instragrammers, Julian Van Horne (@thedisabledhippie) recently started a hashtag that I am loving. It’s #DifferentAidsforDifferentDays and it was created to help explain and celebrate the nuance of disability. The point of the hashtag is to normalize the idea that a lot of disabled people use a variety of different mobility aids […] Read more…

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