I'm hoping in another four years, I'll look back and I'll be where I am today regarding my facial pain: comfortable in my capabilities and confident in my requirements, with an ability to stand up for myself.
Read more Four Years With Sight Loss: A Reflection
Obviously, I got rejected again. I received the letter in the post dated exactly one month after my first letter, not the 12 weeks I was told it may take.
Read more What To Expect When.. You Get Rejected (Again) For PIP (Personal Independence Payments): Stage Two, The Appeal
I am accused of being dishonest about needing help with medication and my finances, because I could communicate my medical history to the nurse on the phone.
Read more What To Expect When.. Your PIP (Personal Independence Payments) Application Gets Rejected: Stage One, Mandatory Reconsideration
I have lived with vision loss since early 2019 and I've learned a few things along the way.
Read more What I’ve Learned Living With A Visual Impairment Since 2019: The Vision Diaries
The phrase 'occupational health' seems to send people running and there's such a negative association with being 'managed out' of their employment.
Read more What To Expect When.. You Get Referred To Occupational Health
I thought I would cover a few questions I hear often about either asking for better treatment, or making complaints about medical treatment, when you are not happy with the service or care you have received.
Read more How To Make A Complaint At Your GP Surgery/Hospital UK
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.
Read more Am I Not Disabled Enough For You?
My vision loss is permanent. The photoreceptors in my eyes are damaged, like scarring, and I will never regain the vision back.
Read more My Diagnosis Has Changed: The Vision Diaries