Last week my mum took some annual leave to spend time with me as I am not at work at the moment. What a fantastic week it was.
As some of you know my mum found it hard to accept my RA and need for a wheelchair but last week that all changed and we are now much closer
The week started with the bank holiday and my dad taking me and my half sister out to celebrate our birthdays with his new girlfriend. My half sister is 15 and was a great help taking me to the toilet and cutting my dinner, my dad on the other hand........ From the moment he picked me up he was in an angry mood with me because I wasn't going fast enough. Then came my famous words I need my wheel chair! You would of thought I'd asked for him to make one, he went so angry saying I don need it I'm exaggerating well my mums response was amazing and at the age of 24 I thought I new my mum. She turned and got right in his face and quietly whispered in a scary tone put the f**king wheelchair in the boot this isn't about you this is about her. So unlike my mum she is a quiet person who never swears but it was brilliant especially in front of his new girlfriend. From then on though he refused to get it out the car, put it together or push me and left it up to my sister. I was so disgraced in the way he acted I've said I don't want to go out with him anymore.
Well from the disaster with my dad came an evening with my mum talking about how he had acted and how she felt about my RA and how I felt she felt. So even though dad was an idiot it fixed everything with mum and we are much closer now.
Tuesday came around and I had a disaster with a home hair dye that mum had applied for me. The giggles could be heard from the communal garden ginger roots with grey streaks. I only wanted blonde roots.
The disaster was good though as I went to the hairdressers and dyed it bright red, it's amazing. Nobody looks at the wheelchair anymore they look and my face and talk to me instead of the chair.
On Wednesday mum and I went to Swanley market and mums confidence with the wheelchair has grown and we were going in little spaces and she was shouting excuse me to people. The talk we had changed everything.
Thursday was my birthday and I turned 24. I spent the day at blue water shopping trying on lots of clothes and buying lots to go with my new hair. We spoke about how last year everything was different and how mum was still pushing me like in a pram 24 years on. We had fun and although it wasn't a normal birthday in my wheelchair we made a promise next year I would be better and we can do whatever we like on my birthday.
For my birthday my mum brought me a Kenwood Chef Titanium Stand Mixer so I have been baking for days as it is a great help to my useless hands.
I've been baking cupcakes whilst wearing my slender tone shorts
Not sure that's the proper way but I'm making room for the cupcakes
The change that me and mum have gone through in the last week is great and I missed her when she went to work yesterday. We are also talking about a cruise as mum wants to take me away from normality and we think a cruise is good because everything is accessible.
Hope I haven't bored you with my diary like blog but I wanted to share the happy ending with you