• hopes and dreams,  Uncategorized

    >2006 draws to a close and hopes for 2007

    > New Year is fast approaching. Less than seven hours left of this one and then it’s goodbye to 2006. What do I hope for in 2007? Better health without high blood pressure issues; less depression black spells and maybe a little less spasticity too. So basically we’re talking lose some weight for all of those. That my life will continue as it is now but that maybe I will find a new reserve on inner strength to make it easier. And that I might find the answers to the questions I ponder at the moment; the ones that make things hard for me and to which there does not…

  • CP related,  Uncategorized


    >I’m sorry for my silence over the last few days but I’ve been finding my CP hard to deal with. Or I suppose we could say that I am finding the way others react to the limitations/challenges CP brings me and a lack of understanding about it tough. It’s all the same when you come down to it.And it seems that certain people don’t understand why what happened bothers me so much. Well, either that or their dismissiveness is meant to try and get me to stop thinking about it because there truly was nothing I could have done other than what I did. But having it dismissed and being…

  • crafts,  Uncategorized

    >Crafts, Crafts and More Crafts!

    >Last night when I got home from my parents I made a bracelet.  And today?  Amongst going for a job interview, making another attempt at crochet and reading lots, I made five bracelets.  I messed around a little with some pom pom makers I got for Christmas too. Beading (well, crafts in general but beading in particular) soothes me when I am stressed. I think it’s because it’s something that is repetitive and frees up my mind from worries as it gives me something to focus on but equally it;s not something I have to focus or think to hard about which is also useful. I guess what I’m trying…

  • memories,  Uncategorized

    >Christmas, bah humbug

    >Christmas was good in parts, rubbish in others. I enjoyed myself for the most part but I did have several crying spells over the last few days and am extremely glad to have been back in my flat for about seven hours now. I point blank could not have coped any longer and we will be doing things differently next year (I will more than likely spend the days with my family but come back here to sleep at night). Lets just say that emotions and tempers were all a bit high and throwing my care needs into the mix was not pretty as it never is!Three years ago we…

  • songs of my life,  Uncategorized

    >Breath of Heaven

    >I wanted to share another of Amy Grant’s Christmas songs – Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song). It’s another one with a calming, soothing melody which touches me. And I like the lyrics. Especially because it goes back to what Christmas should be about. I’m not feeling particularly Christmassy, I think possibly because I have so much on literally right after Christmas (in one case, the day after boxing day) and also because this is the first Christmas since my Gran died and we no longer have any Grandparents to visit. Yes, we do still have some extended family but I don’t believe any plans have been made to see them.…

  • NEED EDITING,  Uncategorized

    >Pink things!

    >Lookie! The pink Christmas Tree my sister bought me as a housewarming present last year and the pink helium balloons my carer brought me for my birthday this evening! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • CP related,  Uncategorized

    >Super Long: Diet, Doctors and other things which begin with D and have to do with CP

    >[I tried to post half of this yesterday with the idea that I would post the other half today.  Well wordpress didn’t like me then and it disappeared.  But thankfully it was saved in word.  Only this will be the whole of it so I apologise for it’s outlandish length but, well, I had a lot to say!] One thing I really believe in with CP is the need to communicate with others with it or with other disabilities. A lot of things that I have had or have otherwise benefited from have only come about because someone else knew that it was possible or that the best way to…

  • sick crip,  Uncategorized


    >I really, really hate the term normal but there’s only one word for my blood pressure today and that’s it! 120/82 I was like “hows it gone down that much in a week?!” and Julie just laughed and went “well it has and that’s great.” Seriously it was 125/95 last thursday and 145/97 ten days before at the gym so I was hoping for 125 ish over 90 ish today. Yay! As things stand now they are gonna check it on the 15th at 9.50 (written here so I have somewhere to check if I forget when/where!). And if it is still below 90 I will not need to have…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Poof *gone*!

    >Why, yes, there was just a new post up here.  And now, there is not. Read through it and decided it didn’t make a few points I wanted to and wasn’t very clear in other places.  So I changed it’s status back to draft.  If you got a trackback or a ping for it (and some of you should have) never fear it’ll be back after I’ve done such things as slept, got up tomorrow morning, taken a shower, been to see the nurse etc. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • NEED EDITING,  Uncategorized

    >Brrrr, it’s FFFFFFFfreezing!

    >I walked up to work today and was shivering by the time I got there. Then I checked my e-mail and found that Jacqui left me a comment and mentioned in it that it’s too hot where she is (Australia, Queensland I think). Well, she’s lucky. Because it’s currently minus 1 degree C where I live. And when I was on my way to work this morning? Minus 2.5. And it looks like this: All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com