So, today, I decided enough was enough—I was doing the dishes. We have a dishwasher, so you would think it would be a breeze. Unfortunately, my particular injury makes bending painful, especially that halfway bend to load something above floor level. Then, in my infinite wisdom, I decided not to stop part-way through for a … Continue reading
Author Archives: Laurie Stewart
Spoon Stealers, Week 4: Invisibility is my superpower!
We’ve all been there: you’re at an event, shopping, or just waiting for your ride, and someone plows into you as if you hadn’t been standing right there in plain view. Or they kicked your cane or walker as if it suddenly threw itself into their path. This. Oh, so much this, is what makes … Continue reading
Writing Through the Summer from Hell
Disclaimer: The following article is based on Laurie’s personal experiences with managing chronic pain. Always consult your own medical professionals to ensure you’re getting the best advice for you! Don’t get me wrong, summer is my favourite season. Usually. It’s hot, so the cold doesn’t make my bones ache. It’s dry, so the damp doesn’t … Continue reading
Dickie Boy and a Sense of Inevitability
I love genealogy, especially since I discovered my late father descended from English kings, including Richard III—although I did have to delete his father’s line in 2012 (see article from The Guardian). This is relevant because my father’s family includes a lot of people with scoliosis, just like Richard III, or as I call him now, … Continue reading