• achievements,  Losin' It,  Uncategorized

    >I’m melting…

    >Not just because of the heat… I am a multitasking melt-er! I went back to the nurse this afternoon and it went great (this was to talk about my issues with trying to deal with my weight). She told me that I look great more than once and told me repeatedly (maybe five times) that “I’m really proud of you Emma” We got the tape measure out again and she measured my waist. The result: And yes, that image IS 4.5 inches long… to give me a visual reminder.  But looking at it just then I thought that “lost” isn’t the right word as such as lost has negative connotations,…

  • site admin,  Uncategorized

    >Laying Down The Life and Times of Emma Law

    >Official admin type note: From now on comment moderation is in place on this blog. Basically, you can comment but unless you have a previously approved comment it will not show up until I’ve seen and approved it. Pretty much it doesn’t affect anyone just means that the next time you comment it won’t show up here straight away but after that it should do. It does also mean that no@no.com whilst a tempting e-mail address to use is not a good idea. There’s been a lot of spam on here later (seven pieces in just over 12 hours last night) and I’m hoping that and a couple of new…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  NEED EDITING,  Uncategorized

    >Flowers, etc

    >I appear to have been strangely absent this week, I don’t know why. Just the way it’s happened I guess. I think actually maybe its good for me to blog less but thats a topic for another day! I’ve also been trying to write a post on the “nitty gritty” of CP but that will have to wait for another day. My parents are here at the moment as my brother has something like 15 of his mates from uni staying at their house (they went paintballing today). My mum intends to stay tonight and has informed me that I have to answer the phone when dad calls at 1:30…

  • awareness,  CP related,  General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Think he’d let me?!

    > Have  you ever seen Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?  Well, you know the bit where Mike TeeVee gets shrunk down till he’s teeny tiny and Willy Wonka tells the oompa lompas to put him in the taffy puller and stretch him back to his usual size?Well, I feel like I need to be put in the taffy puller and seriously stretched out. I am having a huge, huge, huge spasticity flare and have been since Tuesday night. I know what caused it and on the face of it, it is was a good thing.  I go to sailability on a Tuesday evening and they usea hoist to get me in and out of the boat.  This means that my  legs getmoved a bit to put the sling on me and then when they start hoisting the strapsgo tight which pulls a little bit. And then this tuesday I sailed by myself and in the single seater access dinghy you sit with one leg each side…

  • Losin' It,  sick crip,  Uncategorized

    >All change please, all change

    >I had an appt with Dr B this morning. She commented that “You’ve definitely lost weight” so the fact she noticed made me feel good. I’ve missed one, possibly two doses of meds in the past 4 weeks (can’t remember if i took them on sunday and didn’t last night because of being drunk) which she was pretty impressed by. And, as I told her, for the most part I am feeling more stable. Her recommendations/the plan is: Vitamin P (aka prozac) is doubled to 40mg daily again as that was more theraputic for me before and it was only halved in April because of my noncompliance issues. I am…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Brandy and coke + frozen margarita + ultimate long island iced tea (its HUGE) + part of a disgusting sex on the beach =====

    >Want to see something creative I’ve been working on?  Click Here. Some of you may have seen a work in progress earlier version of that but thats pretty much the done deal.  I have to do some writing around/about it before its done, done but I thought I’d let everyone take a quick look and then I could get opinions etc. I’ve had an absolute skinful of alcohol…. i#m at that nice floaty stage of drunk iyts cool./  i do thbink i’m going to make a consious effort to gibve up gdrinking completely for a wh8ile and see if i can get my healkth back on track. drinking/being drunk now…

  • Losin' It,  Uncategorized

    >Em in ONE-derland

    > First, the swimming numbers from yesterday because I didn’t post them and I’ll forget if I don’t do it now. 18 lengths swimming (450 metres) and 6 lengths swimming (150 metres). My bad hip flared up whilst in the pool so even though I wanted to do more and probably could have I decided that I better not! 206 lb down to 197 lbor 14 st 10lb to 14 st 1lb.Click on “weightloss journey” over on the right read to read more but I thought this deserved it’s own entry.9lb gone (since June 10th) which makes me: Em in One-derland For I never was this small before, said Alice.…

  • C-A-B,  Uncategorized

    >mistakes

    > I have literally two minutes to update so I can go put a letter in the postbox at the end of the road when I’m done and be back to watch something on TV at 9. I made a pretty big mistake at work today… the biggest (I think) that I’ve made there so far. I#ve been pretty down about it ever since but I’m just trying to remind myself that I’m not the only person who makes mistakes and that everyone even the client who I had to ring back and correct the advice I’d told her was fine about it. And I caught the mistake myself and…

  • Losin' It,  Uncategorized

    >Losin’ It Yayness and… Well, More Yayness, basically

    >In two weeks I’ve lost 2 and a half inches off of my waist!!!!!! Jobs a good ‘un If ever there was motivation to keep on keeping on, that would be it!  I’m really hopeful now that I can keep doing this and lose a decent amount of weight before I go sailing with the JST in September. I’m aiming now to lose another inch in two weeks. Oh and last night at Sailability I sailed an Access Dinghy by myself for the first time.  I was out for somewhere between an hour and an hour and a half.  I enjoyed being out alone and having total control although it was…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  sick crip,  swimming,  Uncategorized

    >In order to be considered for the trip with the Jubilee Sailing Trust I had to write 200 words about myself and let the Rotary Club have them. I thought I would share what I wrote here, call it another chance to learn a bit more about me! I’m 24 and I have cerebral palsy. I use a wheelchair most of the time although I can walk a short distance with a walking frame. I went to university in Stoke-on-Trent and have a degree in Business Studies. I graduated two years ago and have been volunteering at the Citizens Advice Bureau in ****** ever since. I work as an adviser…