Living with a Disability

When should I start using a wheelchair?

Writing a blog about this subject has become a bit of a no-brainer. We’ve received quite a few messages asking about how, and when Dan decided to start using a wheelchair. When you’re diagnosed with a degenerative condition, the thought of eventually becoming a wheelchair user is probably one of the scariest and most overwhelming …

Dan and I in a restaurant. We're sat at the table, leaning in towards each other and looking at the camera, smiling. There are glasses, bottles and plates on the table from our meal. I'm wearing a pink, stripy, off the shoulder top. Dan is wearing a short sleeved polo.
Ataxia and us Dating and Disabilities

Top 5 reasons why dating someone with a disability is great!

As an ‘able-bodied’ person, I’ve had a lot of people presume that dating someone in a wheelchair is dull for me. I’ve often had to set the record straight; I’m not Dan’s carer, neither of us need any pity- we’re having an amazing time, and we have a healthy relationship! In time for Valentine’s Day, …

Dating and Disabilities

“Can you have sex?” and other FAQs

From the moment that Dan and I started dating, people have asked me what it’s like to date someone who has a disability. I’m going to use this blog to try to answer some questions, starting with the ‘big ones’. “What’s it like dating someone in a wheelchair?” This isn’t massively different to asking ‘What’s it like …