“My condition affects my whole body, not just half. I cannot even lift my arm to scratch my nose. So, when it comes to me using the toilet it takes two experienced carers, a lifter, a full-body sling and a table. It is not an easy task and I still have trouble accepting the way I live today.
Everywhere I go, I see public disabled toilets for the able-disabled, people who have the muscle strength to move from A to B – not for the physically disabled. It is very disheartening.
I cannot leave my house for more than three hours at a time because I have to come home to go to the toilet. I cannot continue to live my life around a toilet. This has affected my everyday living because I cannot be a normal 23 year old.!”