May 2021 Round Up

Went Out in My Powerchair The first day of the month seems very apt to do something for the first time, or is that just me? As it had now been 2 weeks since my second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, I decided it was time to reacquaint myself with the big wide world. Where [...]

The Reality of Cystic Fibrosis – Guest Post by Lucy

Meet Lucy I’m Lucy, I’m 27 and I’m from Newport in South Wales.  Cystic Fibrosis I have a genetic condition called Cystic Fibrosis and CFRD (Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes). But I also suffer with other little minor illnesses from having Cystic Fibrosis. The gene in my DNA which is affected by CF controls the movement [...]

Guest Posts & Freelance Writing

My writing journey began when my first guest post was published on Scope’s Online Community, and I’m immensely grateful for the writing opportunities that I have been offered since. Seeing my written words out in the open, publicly and for all to see, it felt freeing. Ever since an early age, I disliked expressing myself [...]

The Reality of Kyphosis and Scoliosis – Guest Post by Jamie

Content warning – this post briefly mentions blood, and discusses some surgical procedures. 'The Reality Of…' is a series with the aim to raise awareness of disabilities, illnesses, impairments, etc. Also, educating others about the barriers that disabled people and carers face. I hope this series helps to break down misconceptions and stigma. Life doesn’t [...]

April 2021 Round Up

The Reality of Series is Back As some of you may have already seen, “The Reality of…” series is back! I am thrilled about this as more people raise awareness and share their stories with us. There is a new guest post every fortnight, on Friday’s at 5pm. This month, the series has featured Georgina, [...]

The Reality of Cauda Equina Syndrome – Guest Post by Sean

*Content warning - this guest post briefly talks about self-harm, suicide ideation, a specific method of attempting suicide and assisted suicide. 'The Reality Of…' is a series with the aim to raise awareness of disabilities, illnesses, impairments, etc. Also, educating others about the barriers that disabled people and carers face. I hope this series helps [...]

My Experience of Having The Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine

Disclaimer - In this post, I will be sharing my experience of having the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. I am not a medical professional, therefore if you have any concerns or questions about the vaccine, please speak to your GP. Having been classed as CEV (Clinically Extremely Vulnerable) and susceptible to Coronavirus, I, along with many other [...]