I recently got in touch with Disability Sanctuary, who have a great website for people with all kinds of disabilities and illnesses. It's a great mix of facts, blogs and community. I wondered if they might be interested in a guest blog post, something I've wanted to do; but not really known where to start - I was also a little bit nervous about putting myself out there; but since I've resolved to make mroe connections and be brave about telling people about Live in Love in Laugh in, I decided it was time to go for it.
They were happy for me to write something and looking through their site I saw that they had some brilliant fact sheets, including one on ME which I can obviously relate to. I thought they might like one on being housebound or homebound. I did some research and discovered that there is actually very little coverage on what it's live to be unable to go out which surprised me.
I realised that my years of experience of being bed and house bound could be put to some use so I put together this Housebound or Homebound Facts - you can read it here... http://www.disabilitysanctuary.com/housebound-or-homebound/
Claire Wade is the winner of the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition and author of The Choice. She was bed bound for six years with severe ME, trapped in a body that wouldn't do what she wanted. She now writes about people who want to break free from the constraints of their lives, a subject she's deeply familiar with.
I'm an author, disability activist, winner of the Good Housekeeping First Novel Competition and The EABA for Fiction 2020 and co-founder of Authors with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses (ADCI).
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Title: The Choice
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