Requiem image Blonde girl with long blue coat walking through the woods copyright 2018 New pictures ltd

Requiem – It’s an extras life for me

Most of this post was written last year (2017) shortly after filming my scenes for Requiem but hasn’t been posted until today due to my non-disclosure agreement.  I appear as Kendrick’s son in episodes four and six.  There may be spoilers ahead! (I have tried to keep them to a minimum though) The Offer A Read more about Requiem – It’s an extras life for me[…]

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 Read more about Mental Health Awareness[…]

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!

Light at the end of the tunnel - Copyright 2016 Daniel Baker - a sepia brick tunnel with light at the end, taken at Hanbury Hall

Light at the end of the tunnel

After the drama of the first few days in hospital things did slowly improve, there was still the constant worry I’d have another angioedema episode, or that they would need to cut the open, but there was light at the end of the tunnel and I was starting to think I would really get home soon.

Picture of the Grim Reaper - Gustave_Dore_-_Death_on_the_Pale_Horse_(1865)

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 Read more about The Next Few Days – Don’t Fear the Reaper[…]