Myth Is My Reality

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tacotasha:

Can I just be done being sick now? It’s not normal and shouldn’t be possible to have this much pain all the time. 

rabbitteenn:

Chronic Illness Cat. (Chronic pain)

Reblogged from brightorangerain

rabbitteenn:

Chronic Illness Cat.
(Chronic pain)

(Source: rabbitteennn)

"My body isn’t the enemy, I realized. It’s not my physical self that creates all my problems. It’s all the external expectations of it. Disability isn’t the result of individual defects, deviations from the able-bodied norm. Disability is the result of a society that fails to accommodate these differences."

Reblogged from livingwithdisability

Three Rivers Fog, "Mind, Body, Self" (via lionza)

livingwithdisability:

Crimes against design
(reblogged from Enabled by Design)
Worst bathroom designs in world of accessibility:
 
 

At number 5, we have the humble shower stool.
For people needing greater support, seating in the shower is essential but it doesn’t have to look as austere as this. We recently spoke to a lady who had been given a stool for her shower which was both difficult to lift in and out and had rusted, staining the floor. The small surface area doesn’t offer much support, either. We would recommend a stylish folding wall-mounted shower seat instead.


4. The toilet frame and raised toilet seat
Found in many homes where residents have had a hip replacement, this local authority solution is ‘designed’ to support users getting on and off the WC. We speak to so many people who are too embarrassed to invite guests to their homes because of this type of equipment in the bathroom. The good news is that it doesn’t need to be like this as Motion designs comfort height wall-hung WC’s and chrome drop down rails that don’t require these frames.


3. The pedestal basin
With wall-hung basins widely available, the pedestal basin design is now a dated way of disguising pipes and an unnecessary barrier to access. A wall-hung basin is universally accessible with extra clearance to allow everyone to sit or stand comfortably.


2. The bath lift
The bathroom should be a place of sanctuary, free from the stress of the outside world. Unfortunately, many bath lifts have yet to adopt a design which fits this remit.


1. The overall winner
The overall winner of our design crimes 5 is the mobile shower chair. It has yet to evolve from the clinical hospital look, whilst its bulky operation makes it difficult to use. The bane of users and OT’s alike, the mobile shower chair needs addressing sharpish.
Fortunately, there is work going on in this space. Alternatives are available and designers are listening to feedback from their audience. Check out my blog on design for graceful ageing which talks about some of the work of Brunel University’s young designers. There’s some exciting work underway which deserves to be amongst the many design ‘heroes’ the London Design Festival in the not-too-distant future.

This. ALL of it.

Reblogged from livingwithdisability

livingwithdisability:

Crimes against design

(reblogged from Enabled by Design)

Worst bathroom designs in world of accessibility:

 

 

Shower Stool

At number 5, we have the humble shower stool.

For people needing greater support, seating in the shower is essential but it doesn’t have to look as austere as this. We recently spoke to a lady who had been given a stool for her shower which was both difficult to lift in and out and had rusted, staining the floor. The small surface area doesn’t offer much support, either. We would recommend a stylish folding wall-mounted shower seat instead.

Toilet Frame & Raised Toilet Seat

4. The toilet frame and raised toilet seat

Found in many homes where residents have had a hip replacement, this local authority solution is ‘designed’ to support users getting on and off the WC. We speak to so many people who are too embarrassed to invite guests to their homes because of this type of equipment in the bathroom. The good news is that it doesn’t need to be like this as Motion designs comfort height wall-hung WC’s and chrome drop down rails that don’t require these frames.

Pedestal Basin

3. The pedestal basin

With wall-hung basins widely available, the pedestal basin design is now a dated way of disguising pipes and an unnecessary barrier to access. A wall-hung basin is universally accessible with extra clearance to allow everyone to sit or stand comfortably.

Bath Lift

2. The bath lift

The bathroom should be a place of sanctuary, free from the stress of the outside world. Unfortunately, many bath lifts have yet to adopt a design which fits this remit.

Shower Chair

1. The overall winner

The overall winner of our design crimes 5 is the mobile shower chair. It has yet to evolve from the clinical hospital look, whilst its bulky operation makes it difficult to use. The bane of users and OT’s alike, the mobile shower chair needs addressing sharpish.

Fortunately, there is work going on in this space. Alternatives are available and designers are listening to feedback from their audience. Check out my blog on design for graceful ageing which talks about some of the work of Brunel University’s young designers. There’s some exciting work underway which deserves to be amongst the many design ‘heroes’ the London Design Festival in the not-too-distant future.

This. ALL of it.

comiques:

Social media nightmares

Reblogged from livingwithdisability

comiques:

Social media nightmares

Essential Gadget Submission from @thecrossroadsangel

Reblogged from livingwithdisability

livingwithdisability:

I have a pair of glasses from AxonOptics.com.

These are them.

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I have not read this blog extensively, but I do consider these to fall under the question of “what is the essential gadget that helps you?” so I thought I would go ahead and give it a go.

I have chronic migraine disorder that…

Reblogged from transdragon

did-system-of-jeff:

pokemon-personalities:

lets play a game called ‘i feel like i’m bothering you with everything i say so i won’t make any attempts at contact until you message me first’

then the next round ‘you’ve contacted me but I’m too nervous to reply because I’m scared I’ll annoy you again’

chibird:

Don’t live your life comparing yourself to photoshopped pictures or unrealistic expectations of what you want to look like. Your body is great no matter what shape or size, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of! > u <I know many people say this, and you will agree and move on. But if you don’t take it to heart yet, you could make a conscious change for the better and start feeling more beautiful today~

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chibird:

Don’t live your life comparing yourself to photoshopped pictures or unrealistic expectations of what you want to look like. Your body is great no matter what shape or size, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of! > u <

I know many people say this, and you will agree and move on. But if you don’t take it to heart yet, you could make a conscious change for the better and start feeling more beautiful today~

Reblogged from tomorrowsabetteryesterday

buzzfeed:

If you’re going to be passive aggressive, might as well go all the way. 

(Source: BuzzFeed)

Reblogged from thorgoddessofthunderthighs

(Source: thelifesomewhatartistic)