• achievements,  Uncategorized

    >Woooo

    >Well after a lot of writing, sore wrists and days when I just didn;t know what I was doing or why (not to mention bending some rules beyond all recognition and some very creative sentences – gotta get that word count up up up! I now have this to show for my work: I’m happy but I’m also annoyed with myself for needing to do so much semi cheating to get there.  Next year I would like to do it and leave the rules a lot more intact.  Also most of my story is in an incoherent mess of a scene here and a scene there with no ending yet. …

  • CP related,  Uncategorized

    >Crippled Humour

    > I found a wonderful description of what disability is earlier. Disability is Do It Sitting Ability Oh and a few days ago thanks to Jacqui over at Terrible Palsy I found this list of definitions from the special education law blog.. I especially like this one: Terrible Palsy – A condition in which onlookers and people in the community tell us how challenging it must be to have a disability or to be related to a person with a disability. This condition manifests itself through pity and audible sighing of those around you. Terrible Palsy can be deceiving because you can be asymptomatic for weeks, months, or even years,…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >I can see clearly now…

    > I have roughly 33,000 for NaNo, haven’t checked for the exact word count for a while. I went for my flu jab this morning and they asked if I would stay and have my blood pressure checked after. Well, it appears that I am dead for they checked it twice and it failed to get a reading both times. I was meant to go at 4pm but they rang me yesterday and told me that a computer error had made the appts in the afternoon when the clinic was in the AM. Yeah, it was pissing it down with rain at 10:30 when I left to get there. at…

  • care,  Uncategorized

    >grouchy carer-ness

    >I have 30,415 words for NaNoWriMo. And I am grouchy as heck because my care got scheduled for a really sucky time which screws all my plans up. Not going out plans but I forgot it had been changed (is usually 16:50 ish and today is down for 17:35) and so had worked out when I would write and when I would watch tv etc etc and now it’s all messed up. Hopefully the visit will be at least productive (I have my doubts) and then I might be less grouchy. And even more hopefully i won’t have to hear about her god damn love life.Yup these last couple of…

  • disability,  questions,  Uncategorized

    >How would you define

    >Cross-posted pretty much everywhere on the Internet OK because I was wondering… How would you define Healthy? Disabled? Ill? Disadvantaged? Suffer/Suffering? And other like terms.What do you think when people ask what your illness is or if you are bothered by being around “healthy” people? Do people ask you those sort of questions or am I the only person blessed in that way? All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Highlights

    > Highlights of the day: I got bored of the red on here so it’s back to purple. My official typed up word count for NaNo is now more the 25,000. And I was scribbling in my notebook while lying in front of the tv early so I do actually have a few more words (probably around 27K once typed I imagine). I have nine more days for 25K more words. do able but eeeek! Heat packs are the worlds best thing for sore backs. To heat one up and then slip it behind my back in my chair and feel the warm pulsing into my back and radiating up…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Update-y stuff

    >I am getting two very wicked new pairs of glasses, they were on offer and I also had something nice done for me at the opticians. and my wicked new glasses? they are going to be in NEXT SATURDAY!!! I thought it would be three weeks or so because usually it’s around two weeks and I’m having one pair tinted which I assumed would take longer. Apparently one of the local car parks is dishing out reduced eye tests with their parking tickets. And they come in twos. Someone right before me (I don’t know who) had a spare and told them to use it for someone else – they…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >NaNoWriMo, Quotes, Glasses, Carers, Cats and Birthday Stuff

    >NaNoWriMo Word count: 20,457. Couldn’t really find my writing mojo yesterday but those 457 words on the end of that number? I did manage to write them. I have to go to the opticians in three hours and I hope to add at least another 1-2K to that number before then. Ah yes, the opticians. I have two pairs of glasses, an everyday pair and a when I feel like making a statement/having a change pair. On thursday I was making a statement and I’ve been having to make one every day since… because my everyday pair lost a disagreement with my K. Add to that the facts that I…

  • Family,  Things I am proud of,  Uncategorized

    >Proud

    >I am crying as I write this and can hardly see the screen to do so. When my Gran died we asked, at her funeral, for donations in her memory instead of flowers from people outside of the family. Because she loved horses we asked that the donations be made to Riding for the Disabled Association, specifically to the group which I was a member of for so long and which gave me so much for something like 16 years. My Dad told me yesterday that we raised something like £380 for them and that he has a letter from the treasurer acknowledging it and hoping I am doing well…

  • achievements,  C-A-B,  Things I am proud of,  Uncategorized

    >Well Done You

    >When I was about twelve I worked with an OT (occupational therapist) through my school. Actually I’ve worked with OT’s both in and out of school throughout my whole life, but this specific one I’m thinking of was through school and I was 12 ish. She also worked with two other friend of mine of the same age who also have CP. And all three of us hated her. Her initials were SAD and as soon as we figured that out we never referred to her amongst ourselves by her name or as our OT but as that sad woman. Whenever we would be doing something for/with her and we…