A bit about me; From walking to wheelchair.

A bit about me;

Hello, my name is Niamh, and I’m probably very similar to you. Well, I’m human, that’s a start. The main difference between me and you, ( Besides the fact that we’re literally two different people) is the way I see people, I mean literally.  You probably get to look people straight in the eye when you meet them, see their faces whilst they walk by. I seem to be at butt height, meaning I usually get a very good view of your bum before I meet you. Life from a wheelchair is different in many ways, but for the most part, i’m just the same as you. Through this blog I am hoping to show you life through my eyes,

Up until just over a year ago, my life was great. I had everything a person should ever truly need to be happy. I was healthy,  I played every sport you could think of and I spent every second I could with my amazing family ablog 1nd friends. I was always finding another adventure to embark on and I loved life more than I even knew.

In case you haven’t figured it out already, The last year of my life hasn’t been all that great. Actually, its been idea of living hell, It has consisted of hospital stays, becoming wheelchair dependent, having feeding tubes shoved down my throat, and more pain than i could ever describe. Though it hasn’t been all bad though, Through my fight, I have gained strength I never thought I had within me, it has taught me to never, ever take anything in life for granted and I have become more self aware than I ever would if my life hadn’t took a turn, learning to adapt to situations I never imagined I could.

For a while, I tried to ignore how I was feeling, keeping myself occupied in a good Netflix series or book, pretending I was living the characters seemingly better lives instead of mine. This worked for a period of time, until the realisation set in. I started to think about all that I have lost in this crazy journey, what my life should’ve been like if none of this would have happened, until something clicked inside me, I deserve to live a happy life just as much as an able-bodied person, and although I cannot make up for the time I have lost, I made the decision to undertake a new journey, to find a new way of living and to be grateful for the smaller things. Most of all, I want to prove to myself, and the world that it is possible to be happy and live a productive, fulfilling life again.

1 thought on “A bit about me; From walking to wheelchair.”

  1. Welcome to WordPress Niamh. I can’t imagine what you’re going through but I hope you find blogging and writing about your thoughts very helpful in some way.
    I can say that since I started blogging, it’s made me enjoy my life a little bit more and I’ve learned a lot about others. As you seem to write from the heart, I’m sure a lot of people will notice this too and will be able to connect with you!
    Good luck with your journey, wishing you all the best.

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