Our fertility journey and what may have helped us get pregnant.
Making a Crib Accessible at a Low Cost
I wanted to get this post out since I have received such positive feedback on social media regarding the modification my husband, Greg, and father-in-law made to our crib. Obviously a follow up blog will need to be uploaded soon to bridge the gap between trying to conceive and modifying a crib. I will be … Continue reading Making a Crib Accessible at a Low Cost
COVID and Conception?
Life is funny, isn’t it? You never know when the next pain in the ass thing is gonna come your way and toss your world upside down or at least cause significant disruptions in your everyday life. Obviously, COVID 19 pranced into all of our lives in the last several months and just fucked almost … Continue reading COVID and Conception?
Botox Shots are Super Fun
I received my first round of a Botox shots about 2 months ago. Botox is supposed to decrease the severe tightness in the muscles with people who have cerebral palsy. Having overly tight muscles 24/7 is painful and exhausting. Botox can relax the muscles and therefore increase the functionality in whatever limb you get the … Continue reading Botox Shots are Super Fun
In this unprecedented time of social distancing and isolation - now is the time to swipe right on all of those dating apps. Get to know someone’s values & beliefs before focusing on physical attributes. Virtual Happy Hour dates can cause less anxiety and reduce the feeling of isolation. -Lorraine © 2020 MYWONDERFULLYRIDICCPLIFE.COM ALL RIGHTS … Continue reading Swipe Right
Interviewing is The Worst – Part 2 – Helpful Techniques
In my last interview blog, I mostly spoke about the struggles I have faced during interviews and what I hoped able-bodied people could learn from the struggles. Understanding, compassion, and most importantly having an open mind when interviewing a person with a physical disability. Also, the list I discuss below is not extensive - there … Continue reading Interviewing is The Worst – Part 2 – Helpful Techniques
I Felt Like a Criminal Last Night
You know what’s fun? Having to do a sleep study. You know what else is fun? Breaking and entering. I was scheduled for a sleep study last night. I have issues falling asleep so I need to take a nightly medication. If I wake up during the night and one stray thought turns into two … Continue reading I Felt Like a Criminal Last Night
Interviewing is the Worst – Part 1
Interviewing is the worst. I believe this statement can be true across all kinds of people in the able-bodied community and in the persons with disabilities community. However, I have found interviewing can be especially painful when you have an obvious physical disability. Then people can automatically make judgments based almost solely on preconceived notions … Continue reading Interviewing is the Worst – Part 1
My Mom was Almost Picked Up for Prostitution – or was it Drugs?
My mom and I spent the Christmas of 2005 and New Year’s of 2006 in Virginia to visit my dad as he had just moved to this state a few months prior for new job. My mom and I were to permanently join him after my high school graduation in June so spending Christmas and … Continue reading My Mom was Almost Picked Up for Prostitution – or was it Drugs?
That Time the Cops Were Afraid of Me
In early July 2018, I was driving home from work talking to Greg (my now husband) on the phone – through Bluetooth. It was after 5:30 PM in the afternoon which meant traffic was a shit show as it is always in my area. As I was coming up to a stop light, there was … Continue reading That Time the Cops Were Afraid of Me
Et Tu, Medicus? You too, Doctor?
Near the end of Summer in 2012 I was getting ready to begin a counseling internship that was required in order to graduate and then earn my license in counseling after graduation. I was so beyond excited to begin this internship as it was so difficult for me to obtain one. I will write about … Continue reading Et Tu, Medicus? You too, Doctor?
First Date Fail – The Masterbator
During the winter of 2014 through 2015 I went on a sort of dating binge where I pretty much went on a date with any man that showed any interest (via online dating). I was in the process of healing from the breakup that occurred at the end of 2014 and was still learning my … Continue reading First Date Fail – The Masterbator
No Mom You Cannot Go Play Games with That Man – He is a Swinger
This is the first of many blogs that I will write about my mother. First and foremost my mom is one of the absolute loves of my life. She is by far the strongest woman I know. And she is also by far the most ridiculous person I know. My mom was born and raised … Continue reading No Mom You Cannot Go Play Games with That Man – He is a Swinger
Dating Can Suck – A Lot
Let me start off by acknowledging that dating and finding love can be difficult for everyone. No matter your race, ethnicity, religion, sex, ability, disability, etc. - the process of dating and finding love can suck for everyone. I will likely do several blogs on dating and love because it is such a large topic … Continue reading Dating Can Suck – A Lot
You T-Bone Me (in a parking lot!) and it’s MY Fault?
In the summer of 2018 I made a simple decision that has impacted my life even years (a year and a half to be exact) later. I decided to go to Panera bread to pick up soup for lunch because my stomach was not feeling very well, even though I already had lunch in the … Continue reading You T-Bone Me (in a parking lot!) and it’s MY Fault?
A Circus Side Show?
In 2014 I went through a break up that was very difficult for me. Instead of sitting with my emotions and processing them, I did the next best thing and ran away from them. The pain was so intense I literally felt as if I couldn't breathe. So, in addition to my full-time job in … Continue reading A Circus Side Show?
And so it begins…
It’s been a long time since I have blogged. I have been wanting to start my own blog about stories that have happened to me in the past and what I’m currently going through as a person with cerebral palsy. If you don’t know my that is, look it up. Seriously, you’re obviously on the … Continue reading And so it begins…
Tools and Tricks for Parents with Physical Disabilities
Having a baby when you have a physical disability presents so many more challenges and obstacles aside from just having a baby. Unfortunately there are not many tools or equipment for disabled parents to take advantage of in the United States. However, you can find things outside of the US. Also use your creative mind … Continue reading Tools and Tricks for Parents with Physical Disabilities
I Expected Chocolate But Life Gave Me Lemons
So, I have been stalling on writing this blog for two months now. This is due to several reasons, but I think a main one is I was not looking forward to discussing/putting out all the difficulties I’ve had these past couple months. One might say this is a form of avoidance... you don’t know … Continue reading I Expected Chocolate But Life Gave Me Lemons