I think I've reached a point in my journey, of both my vision and my pain, where I've just had enough of not being disabled enough.
The first problem with being sent away with exercises to do on your own is that you can't tell if you're doing them correctly. The second problem is that no matter how motivated you feel to get better, it's really hard to find the motivation to do your exercises.
I'll dive right in: my pelvis never recovered from carrying my baby during pregnancy and giving birth.
When I was about six months pregnant, I was diagnosed with symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD), which you might know as pelvic girdle pain.
Losing my hair is just one more annoying thing that I'm dealing with that I don't want to. I thought I would put together a few tips for those currently in the same position as me.
On Sunday 17th January 2021, at 1.15am, I woke up to feel my waters had broken. I was 35 weeks pregnant, was supposed to have another week left in work and was completely unprepared to go into labour.
"You can't take codeine when you're pregnant."
These are my favourite top tips for planning a wedding with a disability or chronic illness and little things that I did to make my wedding easier for me.
Some of these are pretty obvious and self explanatory, but sometimes I think it's good to start with the basics and to make a list of your must-do items and top priorities!