No pedicure in the world can achieve the same result. There was a time in my life when I had a beautiful, sexy body. We both made many mistakes and probably have many regrets. We can't change the past but hopefully we can make a difference to the future.
Most people automatically assume – wrongly – that because I am paralysed I am unable to have sex.
My ex-husband is an excellent father to our son and that is all that matters.
Usually my care assistant is tasked with that job when I am at home. The reason I feel the need to be so explicit about this is that many people simply take it for granted that I would not be able to fulfill any man's sexual needs and therefore would not make a suitable life partner. I've heard of many relationships that fall apart because a fully functioning partner has the inability to connect physically with the other.
That is because society has fallen into the classic – and all too common – trap of defining intimacy between two people who love one another deeply as "sex" which in my mind is "animal-like genital intercourse".
This is probably the question I am asked most frequently. I took off my seat belt while my husband was driving and climbed over into the backseat of the car to change my baby's nappy. When I was younger I always wished to be different. What does your body look like after years of inaction? But if you must know I have a wonderful man in my life again and I wouldn’t swap our intimacy for anything in the world. The most frustrating thing for me was the fact that I had been stripped of that choice. No one has been very willing to help me in that regard.