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You may remember, at the back end of last year, I wanted to buy Bridget an electric wheelchair? Sadly, talking about it is as far as I got. Ill health and money meant I didn’t [keep reading]

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Since my diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and having a Kidney out, I just can’t get comfortable when I sit down. And trying to stand up from a seated position is fun and games because my side, [keep reading]

The post What are the Benefits of Using a Recliner Chair? appeared first on The Bimblers.

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It’s a big decision to start using a wheelchair. It somehow feels like you’re giving up and for some people, there’s the embarrassment of being seen in a wheelchair. Honestly, I get it. Bridget had a wheelchair [keep reading]

The post How to Choose a Lightweight Wheelchair appeared first on The Bimblers.

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As you get older or if like us, disability has made climbing stairs difficult, it’s hard to underestimate the benefits of getting a home stairlift fitted. For nearly 4 years, Bridget struggled climbing the stairs. I can only imagine the long-term effect this had on her joints. During this time, Bridget found herself virtually a […]

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It’s Monday morning and time for a quick roundup post. In fact, it’s Bank Holiday Monday morning and as the world sleeps, I’ve just arrived home from another night in the hospital. I promised I wouldn’t talk about illness, but it’s hard not to. A few weeks ago, I was diagnosed with two types of […]

The post Sleep Apnea or is it Sleep Apnoea? appeared first on The Bimblers.

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The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that I’ve missed three weekly roundups. I did write them, I just didn’t publish them. Why? I didn’t publish them because I’ve been having an identity crisis. Let me explain: For the last twelve months or so I’ve gone through some serious health issues. Recently, it dawned on […]

The post What Happened to The Bimblers Accessible Travel Blog? appeared first on The Bimblers.

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Anecdotally, I’m convinced a bout of food poisoning on holiday started Bridget on the road to developing Rheumatoid Arthritis. I have no proof, and this happened 25 years ago on an all-inclusive holiday in the Dominican Republic. Bridget was hospitalized for nearly a week with food poisoning, she has never been the same since. When […]

The post Holiday Sickness Claims and Pre-Existing Medical Conditions appeared first on The Bimblers.

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From a health point of view, 2017 was our worst year ever. What started off as feeling a little unwell, with the odd ache and pain, turned into a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, probably a Heart Attack, definitely Heart Failure and Kidney Cancer. Then, when you throw in massive flare-ups for Bridget and a return of […]

The post Mobility Aids and Adaptations for Your Home appeared first on The Bimblers.

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I’m trying something new this week. Instead of typing this post, I’m speaking this post – how cool is that? My hands are sore, so I’ve been talking to Google Docs and its been typing the words for me. I go back to format the post, but its saved me so much time and pain, […]

The post A Week of Digital Photography, Hospitals and Wheelchairs appeared first on The Bimblers.

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