Why hello there? How are we all? I hope you are well. This month’s blog post is about how I’m slowly building my independence. Now I’m not fully independent, nor will I ever be. But I’m more independent than since my dialogues. Here’s how I’m doing it.
Take one small step at a time
When I started to make my own breakfast, my mum was in the kitchen with me — watching me see if I made any mistake, like leaving the hob on and making sure I’m adding the right amount of milk. Now, my mum is not in the kitchen.
Give it a go
When I started to shave again, I used a normal razor. When my mum used to shave me, she always used an electric razor. When I did it myself, initially, I was scared, but innately, I knew what I was doing and in the end, I was ecstatic.
Have fun doing it
When I make my own breakfast or tea, I have fun doing it. It’s enjoyable doing things by myself.
I’ve always said, if it’s not fun, why do it?
Have someone watch over you
As I’ve said previously, when I was making my own breakfast, my mum was in the kitchen Watching over me, looking after me. Slowly she was spending less time in the kitchen, and now she’s in the living room, having her own breakfast.
I know that I will never truly be independent, due to my eyesight, fatigue and dizzy spells, but these are positive steps in the right direction. And I’m always going to depend on my mum on everything that I do.
That’s it for now. Once again, I just want to thank a few people. Firstly, I would like to thank my mum, dad, sister, and my Naughty Mamaji, for being by my side, throughout everything. I would like to thank everyone from BTS for sharing this with the community. I would like to thank Kanika, Shirley, and everyone at Carers Trust for giving me the confidence to share my story and I would like to thank Joe for motivating me to get back on the horse. And I would like to thank everyone at the hospital, my family and friends, and everyone I’ve met on this journey.
Next time, I’m going to talk about what I do to stay fit. Please feel free to leave a comment and as always, if you buy something from Amazon, through the blog, or click on an advert, 100% of the money that I get goes to charity.