Carrie Fisher in a pink/purple tie died top sitting down leaning over and touching my wheelchair tray, me in a grey hat in my wheelchair

Mental Health Awareness

The reason I’m writing this now is twofold, firstly after giving my last mental health workshop I suddenly realised I hadn’t once been asked about my mental health during my recent hospital stay, and secondly a talk at the Action Duchenne International Conference I attended at the weekend. I have been working with a group[…]

Daniel Baker outside B&Q in his wheelchair with his dog Mya

So Where Am I Now?

So Where Am I Now?  I’m back at home and spent all of yesterday playing Wolfenstein: The Old Blood with my cousin on my brand new 55 inch TV, and today I intend to take the dogs on a short walk.  Although I can’t manage too long in my wheelchair it’s still a long way from being in a hospital bed, so swollen I could barely move, with four drips attached to canulas in both my ankles!

Watching Warblers West credits showing credit to Daniel Baker

Intermission – Watching Warblers West

I thought I’d post something lighter after the last two posts, I’ll hopefully do the final (for now) instalment of that soon.  I have been transferring my DVD/Bluray collection to a media server so I don’t have to ask someone every time I want to watch a firm or TV show, during this I came across something I’d completely forgotten about, a DVD labelled Watching Warblers West.

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The Next Few Days – Don’t Fear the Reaper

The Next Few Days – Don’t Fear the Reaper After the first night in hospital I was exhausted, in pain and scared, but I would try my best to get through this, I wouldn’t give up.  These few days may not be entirely accurate with the order things are in and may jump around a[…]

Daniel Baker and his Aunt in front of the house his Nan lived at as a child

2016 – Thoughts and achievements

So the year didn’t start well, a lack of care staff, being treated badly by people I thought were friends or at least cared about me, loss and things generally going badly in 2015. I made a decision to take control of things, sort out my health as best as possible

Marvel superheroes on stage with bright colourful spotlights at Marvel Universe Live

Marvel Universe Live

As an early Christmas present Mum bought me tickets to Marvel Universe Live, it would be my first time at a real show, I’ve been to the local theatre once but never something big at an arena, I’ve always been concerned about access and whether or not these things are worth the effort and planning.