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  1. My favourite place for accessible holidays is the...

    My favourite place for accessible holidays is the Share Center in Eniskillen, Northern Ireland.

    It is self catering and all their chalets are fully accessible.
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    I aggree. I hate people who are like that.

    I aggree. I hate people who are like that.
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    I get those all the time. I have to walk with...

    I get those all the time.

    I have to walk with crutches with my condition and I am quite slow. I always seem to get overtaken on the pavement by little old ladies with rollators. They always have a...
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    I hate days like that. I had one of those...

    I hate days like that.

    I had one of those days last week.
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    Over here in Northern Ireland we pay 5p tax on...

    Over here in Northern Ireland we pay 5p tax on plastic bags. Although its going up to 10p at the end of next month.
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    He's a rottweiler lab cross. He basically does...

    He's a rottweiler lab cross. He basically does things like lift things off the floor that I have dropped and lifts things of shelves in the shops. People always look when he lifts things off the...
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    Some child once rammed a fully laden trolley into...

    Some child once rammed a fully laden trolley into me. And his mother blamed me for pushing the trolley back in his direction.
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    People are always afraid of my assistance dog Max...

    People are always afraid of my assistance dog Max cause of his size. Especially when he stands on his hind legs.
  9. OK. I'm feeling super conflicted after an appointment with Orthopaedic ICATS.

    Hi,

    A few months ago both a physiotherapist who specialises in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome(it gets called HMS for short) and a rheumatologist told me that I definitely needed knee braces because...
  10. OK. I'm feeling super conflicted after an appointment with Orthopaedic ICATS.

    Hi,

    A few months ago both a physiotherapist who specialises in Joint Hypermobility Syndrome(it gets called HMS for short) and a rheumatologist told me that I definitely needed knee braces because...
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    I'm on the Naproxen as it is the only drug that...

    I'm on the Naproxen as it is the only drug that has worked for me.

    I wear my T.E.N.S most days. I found for me it takes at least 1 hour to work. My physio says that it can be used for a maximum...
  12. The last time we had a run in with someone from...

    The last time we had a run in with someone from ATOS it was a bad experience. The doctor that they sent out was a real nasty piece of work. He was nasty to both of us.

    My dad has chronic arthritis...
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    I have found the only way to reduce my chronic...

    I have found the only way to reduce my chronic pain is by using a T.E.N.S machine at its highest setting as well as taking my Naproxen and Cocodamol pain killers.

    I bought my own T.E.N.S machine...
  14. I have one of those too. This may sound bad but...

    I have one of those too. This may sound bad but if I am using an accessible toilet that has a radar lock fitted and when I come out and I see a parent coming with their children, I always make sure...
  15. I had to challenge an able-bodied person...

    I had to challenge an able-bodied person yesterday about misusing the disabled toilet. She took ages in there and came out with a face full of makeup and about 10 shopping bags. When I challenged her...
  16. I'm the same rich ward. I hate the whispers too....

    I'm the same rich ward. I hate the whispers too. In my work there is a manager (who is currently sitting across the table from me) who says that she accepts my disability but when my back is turned...
  17. I live in Northern Ireland and I was awarded a...

    I live in Northern Ireland and I was awarded a blue badge because of the severity of my condition. I often get a hail of abuse from other drivers who are often older people. They seem to think that...
  18. I attached my keyring card to my crutch with a...

    I attached my keyring card to my crutch with a rubber band so hopefully an incident like that won't happen again.

    I also have a medical I.D card that explains my condition in full. Often when I...
  19. I have bought myself a little card from a company...

    I have bought myself a little card from a company called stickman communications to help explain my disability to others.

    Here's the link ...
  20. As I said I was having one of my bad pain days....

    As I said I was having one of my bad pain days. Even my dad says that he has to tread on eggshells because I'm grouchy on my bad days.

    I am usually ok with people asking about my disability but...
  21. Its probably just me. I am an aspie so I do...

    Its probably just me. I am an aspie so I do sometimes get things like that the wrong way.

    I wasn't angry at him being curious, I was angry at the fact that he tried to compare his broken leg to my...
  22. Inappropriate questions and comments from able-bodied people.

    Why do able-bodied people think that its perfectly ok to walk up to a disabled person who is a complete stranger and ask them incredibly personal questions about their health and disability? It is...
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    Their not going bust. The company that owns...

    Their not going bust. The company that owns blackberry Research in motion are re-branding their phones. They make other things as well such as mobility equipment.

    I found siri hard to use as it...
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    For Christmas this year I treated myself to a new...

    For Christmas this year I treated myself to a new BlackBerry 9320 as I dropped my trusty old 9300. It cost £98 from Tesco's. I also got a rubberised drop proof case so my new phone dosnt go the same...
  25. For me the symptoms of my hypermobility syndrome...

    For me the symptoms of my hypermobility syndrome have gotten worse over the past three years. And there will be a time when I will need to use a wheelchair full time. But that dosnt scare me cause...
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