• General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >One week to go – feelings etc

    >This time next week I will have been on my trip for almost twelve hours!!! I wonder where we will be or where we will heading to? Channel Islands I guess or maybe France… I can’t think we would get much further afield and get back to Southampton in the time we have. I am pretty excited but also really nervous. It was really strange today leaving work because I am working tomorrow but won’t see any of the others who were there today until I come back from my adventure. What was also really strange was looking at the clock as we were closing (we close at lunchtime on…

  • disability,  songs of my life,  Uncategorized

    >Twentyfive years and my life is still…

    >Yes, this is a third update for today. I’ve been wanting to share this song since the weekend and figured I should “Just Do It” as they say on the Nike adverts. When I was in a huge stress on Saturday night about my powerchair breaking I posted on Yahoo! Answers asking about good songs for frustrating times. I got so many answers and they were all really quick… and I have Y!M so get instant alerts when I get e-mail to that account. It kept chiming one after the other for ages… that cheered me up a lot too. You can read my question and the answers here and…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Small thing and how they make me feel.

    >I got absolutely soaked to the skin today at sailing and shrieked with laughter nonstop for about half an hour.  It was really fun!  Spending the next two and a half hours in wet clothes, not so much.  Being snuggled up in a sleeveless T and PJ bottoms now?  Lovely, wonderful in fact. Having proved that they were right when they told me that the boats I sail can’t be capsized even when they have tipped so one side is completely submerged and are full of about five inches of water is also reassuring but kind of scary too.  It does occur to me too that whilst the boat may not capsize my balance is crap and I could…

  • achievements,  argh,  Uncategorized

    >I think maybe I rock and I know that I am very annoyed.

    >Anyone know if you can call NHS Direct to ask questions along the lines of whether or not you can take certain OTC meds with your prescription ones? So I got a taxi to the doctors today (£5 thank you very much that’s £5 I’ll never see again). My taxi was early and I’d booked it with plenty of time to spare in case it was late. I ended up getting to the doctors half an hour before my appt. I had my book with me and there was a nice little suntrap right outside so I sat there reading for ten minutes or so. Then I figured I may…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Catching Up about lots of stuff

    >Thought I would briefly update about lots of little things: Pain My neck and shoulders have hardly been painful at all today so I guess it’s healing at last.  I will be even more anal about the way I get moved in the future though. My “bad” hip has been giving me a few twinges lately but nothing majorly bad. Infection The antibiotics are doing a lot of good although I still feel kind of lousy.  No more lower back/kidney pain and I haven’t had a dizzy spell for most of they day so this is progress.  I feel a little more confident that this is just a one off…

  • fun stuff,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    >Festival Fun

    >It’s festival time around here at the moment. The most famous one is Reading Festival and despite it being so close I’ve never been. However it wasn’t the only festival in that area this weekend. I volunteered at the IWA Diamond Jubilee Festival today. I spent the afternoon helping out on the sailability stall. I was talking to people about sailing for disabled and also selling raffle tickets to raise money for the Pontoon Project. I sold about 30 or 35 tickets (well, my dad helped me chase people down but I was in charge of the tickets and the finances) which I was pretty damn pleased about because they…

  • argh,  CP related,  down,  Uncategorized

    >Fuck it, fuck it, fuck it, fuck it [I hate CP]

    >With apologies to my upstairs neighbours I have loud rocky angsty music playing… blaring out even and there kids are bound to be in bed. And it’s literally peppered with the F-word. CP sucks sooooooooo much right now. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it.…

  • achievements,  Losin' It,  Uncategorized

    >And now for something completely different…

    > I figured it was time we had something cheerful around here and that ticker certainly is that! Ooooh pretty 🙂 and even more OOOOOOOH what an achievement! *is proud* And… lets talk inches: Yes again that is a to size visual reminder.  Ooooh Impressive, huh?! I go away in 11 days and I am very happy about the weight I will be when I go!  I would if possible like to lose another 2lb before I go so I can be a round 20lb down (or 90% Emma!) but I’m just grateful and pleased to be where I am right now. Enough rabbiting, I think I better brave the…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >On why I protected the last post

    >Basically the previous post is protected because I know that a couple of people vaguely involved with the situation read my blog occasionally.  And also I don’t want random strangers reading it.  It’s not a big deal just a me ranting away about something and being paranoid about who is reading that particular rant. If I am happy for you to read I will give you the password.  Basically if you’re not Sair, Shi, Chana or Soph you’re not getting it but you can ask and I might give it to you. I still feel relatively crap physically but less crap than I did so life is better. All content…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Heavy Thoughts

    >My care agency suck.  I am giving serious thought to requesting copies of all records they hold on me and will almost definitely be pursuing other options to provide my care.  This entry is passworded for the simple reason that at least one of my carers (that I know of) reads my blog. My various complaints: I made a verbal complaint some time ago about a carer which ended in the agreement she would not be sent again.  She was sent again and when I again rang them and pointed out this they had no record of my complaint.  Both times I spoke to them about this carer I was…