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We try really hard not to let our altered life hold us back from enjoying what is also a very rich and beautiful life. But, I cant deny that we often face some challenges along the way.

In my ‘adventures of an altered life’ series I aim to share with you the ordinary fun of an extraordinary journey. This will include accounts of  our days out, holidays away and general life in the fast lane.

I’ll also be sharing the difficulty in making huge decisions for Harry and his future face and life as well as the results of those decisions – often hilarious and heart warming, always nerve wrecking and full of never ending hope.

Great to have you with us to share these adventures. Buckle up, it can be a bumpy ride!

Harrys prosthetic eye

The adventures of a prosthetic eye

When Harry was born without his left eye I was devastated. Professionals assured me that medical science was making advances ...
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People are staring (credit pixabay)

7 things to do when people are staring.

I never really noticed people staring at each other before I had a baby with half a face (yes, I’m ...
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Birthday shopping experience

5 tips for successful birthday shopping (adventures with autism)

Harry turned 12 at the end of June. He loves the thrill of unwrapping gifts (although be warned, unless it’s ...
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Autism can be magical

9 reasons why living with autism is magical

There is no denying that living with autism can be really hard at times. It’s frustrating and lonely sometimes but ...
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tough times - lost found and searching

9 reasons why living with autism is hard

My son, Harry is almost 12 as I write this but I have no idea how I would rate his ...
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autism friendly holiday

5 ways to enjoy an Autism friendly holiday

In October 2016, my partner and I decided to take our four children abroad on our first family holiday. This ...
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Trolls

4 ways to deal with trolls (although I’m only recommending three of them!)

So you may or may not have seen that my son Harry has a craniofacial condition which means he has ...
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Harrys prosthetic ear

What does a child’s prosthetic ear look like?

When people see Harry, without doubt the first thing they notice is his missing eye. Rarely do people notice that ...
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Harrys new prosthetic ear

How to stick your sons ear on (now there’s a sentence I never thought I’d say!)

Today was my first attempt at attaching Harry's new prosthetic ear. I’m not going to lie, I had a worry ...
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Harry having fun at the circus

How to have fun at the circus!

A week or so after I had set up our Facebook page for Our Altered Life I was contacted by ...
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Us at radio stoke

How to share your story! I’ve got a face for radio!

Picture the scene.  I am out and about doing some shopping, minding my own business when a radio presenter thrusts ...
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