I set out to blog about balancing life as a carer for Emily after her spinal cord injury. Having worked hard to engender self-worth and purpose into Emily – facilitating her choices and furthering her opportunities I could hardly deny her a companion cat! So Emily bought a kitten!
Interpretations of the word accessible differ, anyone in a wheelchair would tell you that. When accessible is stated there should be defined criteria to qualify for its use so all venues can uniformly be independently accessed by differently-abled people.
When we travel I realise that we have left everything at home! I am referring to our fitness equipment. Fitness after SCI is so important that I have devised an exercise regime that can be undertaken anywhere – it’s that simple!
A tradesman reminded me how tedious it is being stuck indoors. It reinforced Emily’s independence after SCI as she left the house to catch a wheelchair accessible bus (M30) to Sydney University leaving me behind.