• Losin' It,  sick crip,  Uncategorized

    >May Day Challenge Week One

    >So for those of you here from Tales from the Scales May Day Challenge, the official result for the first week is that I lost a big fat ZERO. Considering I have a streaming cold/chest infection and just wound up at the doctors today for a nice Rx of Erythromycin I’m just being pleased it’s not a gain. I do not do well with eating when I am sick or when I’ve been dealt a bit of a blow and both together as I’m dealing with now? – lets just say it’s not been pretty. I am trying to keep some control though. Oh and talking of eating and medical…

  • Family,  Uncategorized

    >*One More Angel in Heaven*

    >At 3.25pm this afternoon my dear friend and “older brother” earned his wings and flew to Heaven. I don’t have any other words right now. Just please continue to Pray. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • Family,  Uncategorized

    >Hoping to play on the beach.

    >Ben/Geri – if on the off chance you read this call ME not mum or dad who aren’t there and I will explain. Everyone else, this is intentionally left vague in case my bro/his gf read this. In October I am supposed to be going to Spain with part of my family and some honourable family members (HFM’s). One of the HFM’s likes to dig holes and play with the sand. And when I’m by myself on the beach I like to read, but if he is there I like to join in. We have a laugh and a good time is had by all. He doesn’t have any siblings…

  • Losin' It,  Uncategorized

    >My fat story

    >A few facts and figures about this year: Currently I am reading my 39th book of the year. I’m really beginning to think that I will completely the 100 Books Club challenge. My holiday is a little more than a month away! I’m a little nervous because so much of it pushes me outside of my comfort zone – far outside in some cases. But I look forward to the challenge and think I need to push myself more as part of the journey my life seems to be taking this year. I have NOT missed any medication this year. I think my med regime needs a bit of a…

  • awareness,  C-A-B,  Uncategorized

    >Older is better – or a lesson learnt

    >I had a trainee with me today at work. When that happens the client is asked if they mind being observed but not told who is the trainee etc. I just do my thing like normal and the trainee basically has to be seen and not heard as they say. I was sat sideways on at the computer in the room and he was sat facing me. Carole was sat on the same side of the room as him but facing away from me. (it’s a tiny room and basically each of us was sat in three of the four corners) So we went into the room and personally I…

  • argh,  Uncategorized

    >A new low

    >Picture this: I’m sat in my powerchair at a t junction waiting to cross one of the roads. There are streams of traffic on both roads and so I’m waiting a fair few minutes. I’m also beginning to wonder if anyone is ever going to hang fire long enough that I can sneak across and continue on home. So I’m sat there listening to my iPod waiting to cross the road. And this little old lady comes up to me. “Are you ok love? Can you manage to cross the road or shall I help you?” Well, that certainly never happened before. And lets hope it doesn’t again. People can…

  • quotes,  Uncategorized

    >Yet another quote

    >“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” ~Harvey Fierstein All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • awareness,  BADD,  disability,  Uncategorized

    >Blogging Against Disablism Day

    >I found my poetry writing mojo after eating a bar of chocolate last night (how I’ve actually managed to lose weight this year is anyones guess) and so this is my offering for BADD. Bloggers uniteLoudly we callOn this day we fightGainst it allGo away disablism. Equality from here on inInclusion, Accessibility, Awareness, Understanding and Belonging are all we hopeNo need to fight is what we dream of. Never understood by the able bodied is what we getGather round and hear my tale of what it’s really like. Always fighting against this stigmaGaining ground slowlyAnger and frustration when it’s lost againIncensed that internationally disablism still persistsNever free to just beShouting…