Then in 2004, I found out I had a very rare birth defect in my spinal cord and that it would need to be removed.
The week before the surgery, I discovered that I was pregnant with my daughter.
Thanks to my fairly resilient nature, I otherwise live a normal life, and have moved myself across the country twice.
I learned about a group for plus-size women and their admirers.
Through the plus-size group, I started exploring things like kink.
I tried to include my husband sometimes but he was uncomfortable.
Nearly 7 million people in the UK are classed as disabled, yet according to a survey by Scope 'only 7% of people have been on a date with, or asked out, a disabled person'.
Having a disability can make online dating more difficult, but it should not stop you from joining an online dating website and looking for your ideal match.