The accessibility of hospitals is a real concern for many disabled people and their families. My family and I had first-hand experience of this recently when I was admitted with rigor and suspected sepsis. Thankfully the diagnosis turned out not to be so severe and ended up being a bad UTI. But I quickly realised that being in hospital ain’t easy when you have Muscular Dystrophy. [Read more…] about How To Improve The NHS Crisis And Accessibility Of Hospitals For Disabled People
I’ve been debating for a while whether to share this experience or not. Mainly because I wasn’t sure if anyone would be interested, but also because I thought it would come across a bit too ranty. Then I thought, why not, this blog is about me, my life and having Muscular Dystrophy. And everyone loves a good rant sometimes. As the title suggests, I had the unfortunate experience of being in the hospital last August. [Read more…] about Being In Hospital Ain’t Easy When You Have Muscular Dystrophy
Last weekend we continued our Christmas celebrations with a day out in Edinburgh filled with all sorts of festive fun. As you know Edinburgh is a popular destination to visit no matter what time of year, so we prepared ourselves for the craziness that would be visiting Edinburgh’s Christmas Market in a wheelchair. Everyone loves a Christmas market it seems. Despite how busy it could get, we wanted to soak up the Christmas atmosphere and enjoy a nice family day out. I also wanted to try something I’ve never done before. [Read more…] about Top Tips For Visiting Edinburgh’s Christmas Markets In A Wheelchair
If you don’t know already, I’m a big Christmas fan. So to kick start the month of December we headed out for a day of festive fun in Glasgow on December 2nd. Our day started off with the Christmas market at the Riverside Museum and ended with a look around Glasgow Loves Christmas market in George Square. [Read more…] about A Day In My Life | Glasgow Loves Christmas
Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. Gift giving, decorating the Christmas tree, watching festive movies, twinkling lights, and wearing silly Christmas jumpers are just a few of the things I love about Christmas. Since I haven’t written a festive themed post since my favourite Christmas movies post two years ago, I thought I would share my first ever Christmas gift guide. Hopefully, this gift guide will come in handy when looking to treat someone with a disability this year. [Read more…] about Christmas Gift Guide: What To Buy Someone With A Disability
My name is Emma and I’m a Scottish lassie. I’m a daughter, a sister, a girlfriend, a (fantastic) auntie, and a friend. I’m a writer, a blogger, a Muscular Dystrophy trailblazer, a Euan’s Guide Ambassador and disability campaigner. These are just some of my identities and labels I go by.
I’m also disabled. [Read more…] about My Identity And How My Disability Defines Me
The lovely Carrie from Life On The Slow Lane tagged me to answer these 20 questions and I’m happy to finally share them with you today. I’ve never done a blog like this before so I thought it would be fun and a good way for you to find out a little more about me, my likes, dislikes and more. So without further ado likes jump into the questions. [Read more…] about Get To Know Me: 20 Questions!
It can be stressful trying to juggle work and personal life without feeling overwhelmed or rundown. It’s important to slow things down and take time to relax. I feel it’s especially important when you have a disability or health condition as stress can cause havoc with your mind and body. My recent poor health resulted in muscle fatigue which made me slow down whether I liked it or not. [Read more…] about How To Unwind At The End Of The Day
Last month I got to
walk roll across the new Queensferry Crossing with 49,999 lucky people. We were chosen from a ballot to take part in the once in a lifetime experience. The Queensferry Crossing Experience took place over a weekend before being officially opened by the Queen. [Read more…] about Rolling Across The Queensferry Crossing | My Unique Once In A Lifetime Experience
It’s my three year BLOGIVERSARY today. Woohoo! I honestly can’t believe it’s been three years since I published my first post on Simply Emma. Time really does fly by so fast. It doesn’t even seem that long ago I was celebrating my 1st and 2nd blogiversaries. [Read more…] about THREE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY!