August Round Up

How is August over already??

A Beautiful Dream

This was honestly the most beautiful dream I’d ever had, not beautiful as in pretty beautiful, but it was complete happiness

It was our wedding day, and everything went in slow motion. I was in my wheelchair, behind the doors to the ceremony room and told those who were assisting me to walk to go and wait inside so I could be left alone.

I wasn’t upset or bracing myself. But it’s what happened next which not only confused the hell out of me, but completely shocked me…

When the doors opened, I stood up from my wheelchair and began walking slowly.

Unaided.

By myself.

Each step I took, the more emotional we all got.

I walked from the doors to the sea next to Ewan…

Then my sisters phone rang, it was our Grandad George, he passed away nearly 16 years ago… I can’t remember what he said but he was in my dream, on the phone to my sister.

When I woke up, I burst into tears, I felt confused, emotional and overwhelmed. I know that all of our family that has passed, will be there in spirit on the day.

The Reality of…

Ashlyn tells us how her mental illnesses affect her on a daily basis, in The Reality of Depression, Anxiety & Agoraphobia

“My anxiety has many faces… it ranges from butterflies, to catatonia. When it’s really, really bad I can’t talk, and I can’t move.”

Travel Fair – Campaign With Scope

I was asked to get involved with not only an upcoming campaign for Scope but to also be “the face” of their next fundraising appeal! Remember the photoshoot I mentioned last month? Well, this is what it was for!

For the fundraising appeal, I had the chance to share my story and how much being part of Scope’s Online Community has made a huge difference to my life. This means Scope’ supporters and donors will receive newsletters, leaflets, etc. and I will be in them!

The campaign, Travel Fair, aims to make transport companies aware that there is still a long way to go to achieve fairness when disabled people are using their services.

I was able to share my experiences when using the bus and train. Majority of the feedback was really positive, other people were sharing their experiences and were able to empathise. However, there were a few comments that were not exactly positive. Equality shouldn’t be a controversial topic!

Jill & M Came to Stay

My sister and nephew came to stay for the weekend again and bought our wedding decorations in tow! Can’t wait to show you them all!

How To Stay Positive When In Hospital

Ginny, from Sick With Optimism, asked me ages ago if I would like to write a guest post for her blog, of course I would! I love Ginny’s blog; it just oozes positivity! Go check out her blog and while you’re there you can have a read of my guest post, How To Stay Positive When In Hospital

The Reality of…

Alanna tells us, openly, how this has affected her as she transitions into a young adult, in The Reality of Non-Epileptic Seizures

“What people may not realise is that it’s not just your body moving without your control, in attacks, I actually stop breathing while foaming at the mouth and having huge convulsions.”

A New Addition!

Ewan and I received the wonderful news that our baby nephew was born a few weeks ago! We can’t wait to meet J next month and have lots of cuddles! Together, we have 11 nieces and nephews now – our little Avengers!

The Reality of…

Jen tells us about the changing cycles she experiences, and how she’s taken comfort by sharing her story with others, in The Reality of Bipolar Disorder.

“My illness makes me tired and self-conscious. I am always very aware of my bipolar behaviour, and regret my negative actions instantly.”

Have I Really Rambled That Much?!

I know I can talk for England but really? … UndercoverSuperhero reached 100 posts! Wow! 17 of these are guest posts from incredible bloggers and a few readers, so thank you all for helping me reach this milestone!

Rants, Rants & I’m Sorry

Rants, rants and I’m sorry… pretty much sums me up when I’m super moody. I was having a really low few days and I just needed to vent my feelings and thoughts somewhere. Plus, I always apologise after a much needed rant… not sure if it’s necessary but that’s just me!

The Reality of…

Jeff talks openly about living with a type of Cancer, combined with his sense of humour, in The Reality of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia.

“Six years ago, as an unwelcome 40th birthday present to myself, I decided that I should have a physical. I was not experiencing any particular problems of note, but it had been a couple of years since my last exam”

Meet the Blogger

Jen, from Diffusing The Tension, currently has a series on her blog which involves an interview styled post based around mental health, you can read my interview here, Meet The Blogger – Ami.

I’ve Been Nominated for The Liebster Award Twice!

I’ve been nominated for The Liebster Award by Mathew, making this my 2nd nomination and another from James, making this my 3rd nomination! Thank you so much gents!

Am I Smiling Yet?

A couple of weeks ago, I finally got my new dentures. All of my life, I’ve hated smiling due to being conscious of my teeth. It’s a long story, one which I will go into more detail in another post.

You would think that having a new perfect set of teeth would be just that… but it’s not. There’s more to it.

To me, wearing these dentures have changed the shape of my face so I look different. Because I’m getting used to wearing them, I’ve got a lisp.

And, honestly…

It’s made me so much more conscious now. So, I’m really struggling with adapting to them. I just hope I overcome this lisp before the wedding…

The Reality of…

Alex tells us about how much her tracheostomy has changed her life, in The Reality of Living With A Tracheostomy

“When I was born, my airway collapsed and as a result I am unable to breathe properly. Therefore, I have a tracheostomy, which is a tube in my neck that I breathe through”

I Was Nominated for The Liebster Award Again!

I got nominated for The Liebster Award again by Dragon Warrior, from Den of Dreams, making this my 4th nomination for this award! Sadly, she is no longer blogging but I really do wish her well for the future!

Superhero Tri

OH, MY FREAKIN’ GOD THIS WAS THE BEST DAY EVER! I’m writing a separate post about the super day as trying to fit it all within a couple of paragraphs will not do it justice… but I will leave this photo here for now!

The Reality of…

Ilona shares with us, the lack of understanding she has endured, in The Reality of Endometriosis

“This disease has impacted my relationships. Friendships have been tested and not all of them have come out the other side.”

I Was Nominated for The Liebster Award… Again!

Matthew nominated me for The Liebster Award again, making this my 5th nomination for this award – thank you ever so much Mathew!

Change of Plan

Due to high levels of anxiety, which has not been caused by the wedding approaching, and the unpredictable tardiness of others, I have decided to cancel the hen do. It wasn’t an easy decision to make but cancelling it has definitely eased my anxiety.

A Sad Moment

Last week I had a sudden realisation. I no longer needed to buy any wedding bits and bobs from online. It’s kind of dawned on me that the wedding planning is close enough to finished and it actually made me really sad as I have enjoyed spending hours looking online for unique superhero items for our wedding.

Thank you, Etsy, eBay, Amazon and a few other websites! You’ve all been my saving grace this past year!

The Reality of…

Im tells us about the moment her life changed, and received a diagnosis, in The Reality of Epilepsy & Hippocarnpal Sclerosis

“Throughout my life, I have had these ‘funny feelings’ as I’d describe them. It’s almost like my brain is saying “somethings not quite right”, but that’s all they’ve been for 20 years. A month later, the same intense feeling occurred driving home from work, and then I remember nothing.”

The Reality of…

Gem removes the stigma around Brittle Bones, and tells us what it’s really like, in The Reality of Brittle Bones (Osteogenesis Imperfecta)

“Having brittle bones doesn’t just mean breaking bones, this condition comes with a lot of other things to deal with too”

Superhero Tri 2019

I talked about the amazing and overwhelming experience I had at the Superhero Tri! I know I keep saying it but I do still feel overwhelmed from the experience! You can read about the entire day here.

Thank You!

I was really shocked when I received a notification telling me that UndercoverSuperhero had reached 1000 Likes! Thank you all so very much!

New Banner!

Have you seen my new blog banner?

The Reality of…

Claudine raises awareness by telling us about Cerebral Palsy in The Reality of Cerebral Palsy.

“My brain just does not connect properly with the nerves in my left side and it causes movements to be much more difficult compared to others”

I just want to give a quick shout out to Suzi for teaching me how to reblog! Thank you my lovely!

And that’s August over with! It’s been a whirlwind of a month but definitely one to remember! Thank you to my fellow bloggers who have nominated me for awards this month, always appreciated!

Thank you to you, my superhero readers, who have helped UndercoverSuperhero reach new milestones! I love you all!

What’s Happening in September?

There will be more guest posts in ‘The Reality of…’ series throughout the month. A few personal posts from myself.

This time in 2 weeks, I will be MRS!! Can’t believe it’s almost here! The day I get to marry Ewan!

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Hey fellow superheroes! I'm Ami, I'm 24 and I live in Norfolk, UK. On my blog, UndercoverSuperhero, I openly talk about my recovery journey which stemmed from being in hospital and a specialist neurological rehabilitation centre for 9 months. I talk about how I maintain a positive mindset whilst coming to terms with my disability. I love superheroes, so much so that my partner and I are having a superhero themed wedding! I generally like to talk about anything and everything on my blog, I also have an ongoing series called "The Reality of..." which allows readers and bloggers to raise awareness of the disabilities, mental illnesses, chronic illnesses, impairments, that they live with as it is so important to raise awareness! Everybody has a voice! πŸ’š

11 thoughts on “August Round Up

  1. A fabulous round-up of August, Ami. You have been a busy lady per usual! Your guest blogs are very moving and inspiring. I can’t wait to read all about September and your special day, of course! Well done Undercoversuperhero! I love reading your blog! xx πŸ™‚

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