• thinking,  Uncategorized

    >Rollercoaster

    >You know what it’s like when you’re on a rollercoaster? And you know that a pretty big twist is going to happen at some point but you don’t know when? So you’re merrily sitting their enjoying the ride but then it starts to get faster and faster and to start with your enjoying it. But then it gets faster still and that huge twist in the track comes much sooner than you expected, before you were truly prepared for it. the shock of it sending your stomach into your mouth and the g-force involved in the move knocking the wind out of you and pushing you back and pinning you…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Things I am proud of,  Uncategorized

    >Odds and sods of news…

    >I am wearing jeans that are a size smaller than usual. They are snug but relatively comfortable. And they look pretty damn good. Smaller jeans has been my goal since June and yay! I managed it. I was told something yesterday that had no real impact on me, just as an FYI, but it made me soooo happy I was bouncing around the house for a good ten minutes afterward. This to me is actually incredibly positive news and may have the possibility of making certain situations a little better for me (a lot better is too much to hope for). So I have fewer/less worries and concerns today which…

  • CP related,  Uncategorized

    >She talks my language!

    >When I went to the disability employment adviser (dea) yesterday one of the things we discussed was fatigue and the fact that I will need to build up to doing all the hours I could manage for that reason. Background as I understand it: With CP you don’t have a limited amount of energy as in some conditions, but because your body doesn’t work the way it should it takes more energy to do things than it would a so-called “normal” person. That’s why the spoon theory works so well as a model of what it’s like to have CP despite it originally being designed for invisible illnesses I think.…

  • Things I am proud of,  Uncategorized

    >What Have You Done Today To Make You Feel Proud?

    > I look into the window of my mindReflections of the fears I know I’ve left behindI step out of the ordinaryI can feel my soul ascendingI am on my wayCan’t stop me nowAnd you can do the same What have you done today to make you feel proud?It’s never too late to tryWhat have you done today to make you feel proud?You could be so many peopleIf you make that break for freedomWhat have you done today to make you feel proud? Still so many answers I don’t knowRealise that to question is how we growSo I step out of the ordinaryI can feel my soul ascendingI am on…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Dear people of the world, Please keep your fingers crossed for me! I’m doing something exciting and a little scary. Em xx p.s. if anyone knows why my scanner will do 1 image fine and crash everytime I try to scan a second please let me know! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • CP related,  Uncategorized

    >Disability Questions

    >I found these questions over on No Pity. These questions were compiled and put together for a Disability Panel by some of the women in Pickitt at Cornerstone University. What it is, is basically 10 questions you might have always had but never dared ask/ answer. I thought that they were very interesting questions and it would be worthwhile to try to answer them as best as I could. 1) If you could re-live your life without having your disability, would you?No! I like the person I am and that includes having CP and being in a wheelchair. Yes, at times it is really, REALLY tough but then there are…

  • hopes and dreams,  quotes,  Uncategorized

    >Hope

    >I was looking for a quote about hope to share tonight because I feel very full of hope about my future and how things seem to be panning out of me at this present moment in time. I really do have a huge sense of peace and wellbeing and I realise looking at just how well I have handled things I expected to be difficult just how much of a role hope has played in this. The knowledge that everything will be ok and the hope that this belief is true I mean. Well, this isn’t exactly a quote but I think it does express exactly what I want and…

  • Audio Blogs,  Uncategorized

    >Audio Blog 2

    >Audio post time again! Please let me know if this works for you and also if, for whatever reason, you need audio posts transcribed please let me know and I’ll do it. enjoy! I just tried to embed this here but for reasons unknown it would work. So instead, click this link. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >One Day In History

    > I wrote the following for the One Day In History project which is trying to get Britain’s biggest blog written about people’s experiences on an “ordinary tuesday” – today. Bit of a rubbish day today. Well, a good day but I didn’t have any concrete plans and I’ve a lot on my mind so I’m feeling a bit down. I always get a bit down when I don’t really have anything concrete to do. Good god I wish my depression would just go away. But then in a strange way I’m glad I have it because I couldn’t have gone on like I was and also I’ve learnt some…

  • CP related,  Uncategorized

    >Life is good but pain is nasty

    >My pain levels have been bad for pretty much my entire body over the last weekend or even slightly longer.  And my bad hip is flaring up and reminding me of its badness at least three times a day if not more often, something which it hasn’t done for probably a year. I am seeing my GP on Wednesday to confirm whether or not I am still disabled for the benefits agency.  It’s such a waste of time.  Because theres always the possibility that my incurable condition got cured and/or I got better and I just didn’t notice because I was having so much fun in my wheelchair. Hmm, yeah.…