• disability,  Uncategorized

    >Thinking

    >I’m still thinking a lot about “The Hardest Part” and what I might like to say/write about that (if anything) for the next Disability Blog Carnival. But today it strikes me that “The hardest part” for me at least is no one little part. it varies. From week to week, day to day and even hour to hour. It varies. Based on my perspective, my hopes and dreams, the way I feel physically and mentally and what else is going on around me. Based on what others do and what others say. This morning I had a long conversation with someone. He grabbed me first thing and said we needed…

  • sick crip,  Uncategorized

    >Getting There

    >I am feeling mostly better.  Really I just need to build my energy stores back up.  It really scared me how ill I felt and how much I hurt. And deal with codeine side effects if you know what I mean… the amount I took is well with the prescribed limits but given that I rarely take it, taking three full doses in 24 hours and didn’t keep much fluid down for a while had those tiny white pills going “side effects… side effects… I’m gonna give you side effects… muhahhaha” and, well, they are still resolving. I think there must be a few viruses doing the rounds – out…

  • carnivals,  quotes,  Uncategorized

    >Carnivals

    >A while back I spent some time browsing the Blog Carnival site.  I love the Disability Blog Carnival and I was wondering what other carnivals there are out there.  Sadly there are a lot of carnivals listed that would interest me but which seem to have been abandoned after only one or two editions.  That makes me very happy that our very own Disability Blog Carnival is going so well and will soon be publishing it’s 34th edition. Anyway, I just got a notification that the latest Carnival of Quotes is up – and that an entry I submitted is included.  I love quotes and I love this carnival which…

  • sick crip,  Uncategorized

    >Well, I would laugh…

    >I really would. Only, ow, not a great idea right now. I am a poorly sick crip right now.  I literally ache all over, my entire torso hurts (and ye olde pain meds are doing an “eh” job).  And I’ve been participating in pukefest 2008.  Hopefully that’s now over with but I do still hurt 🙁 Mum just dropped in to bring me a small portion of food.  She let herself in and found me in bed (actually the phone had woken me when she rang to say she was coming). “OOOOh my poor poorly girl.” says she. following that up with “Get out of bed!  You won’t sleep tonight!”…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >The whole point of this entry is just so I could show my brother this image as his version of MSN wouldn’t let me send it!  I’m thinking… Tattoo. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • C-A-B,  Uncategorized

    >Super Crippled Girl does NOT save the day.

    >Well, the good news is Christmas is safe for another day. The bad news is Super Crippled Girl will not needed be to ensure the safety of Christmas.  And she’s been told she won’t be needed tomorrow. So I guess I don’t get to run around in a cape and tights tomorrow after all. I’ll gladly give the saving of Christmas a miss.  But as for the tights and cape bit?  I was looking forward to that 😉 [I was supposed to be helping run some CAB outreach stuff tomorrow which is called “Save Xmas” when I told a friend she said it made her think of me in a…

  • sick crip,  Uncategorized

    >Out of Control

    >You know how in 2006 and before that I struggled to take my medication and rarely did? And how in 2007 I took every single dose I was supposed to. Well, that med taking streak has been over for a while.  It stopped with a day when I thought I still had the pills to take but when a big part of me was going “uh, I think you already took them.” and that was fine, i just got confused and it was safer not to take them.  I took them the next day. Only, I’ve not taken them for four or five days now and it’s second time (at…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >And Fireflies….

    > I first started knitting this on Feb 29th.  And then ripped it out three times for various reasons (love the yarn but it’s not easy to fix mistakes in!  Particularly not when you drop the whole damn project off of the needles!) However the fourth time was the charm and I started it on Wednesday night and finished it this evening. I used slightly less than 2 balls (25g each) of Sirdar Firefly and 12 mm needles.  I think the colour is called Aquamarine, I bought the yarn in September and truthfully can’t remember.  Actually I think the aquamarine might be the one with greener tints to it, kinda…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Jess

    >On Monday I opened the door to let a new carer in and was greeted by the words “Do you remember me?” I hate that question. I meet loads of people through having carers and CAB and other stuff and they always remember me and either I don’t or I do once they mention knowing me and I get a few minutes. I can meet three or four new people every time I’m at CAB but of course I’m the only person they deal with and with my disability being visually obvious I get remembered either by name or as “the disabled girl” Anyway I looked at her and I…

  • Family,  Uncategorized

    >Strange

    >I bumped into Phil on my way home from town a little while ago.  He was driving and pulled over to talk to me.  We did the how are you, how was your holiday general chat thing.  He asked if I needed something to which I went “that’s a very open question…” and he said he’d take that as a no.  And as he was leaving I said “love to Pat”. But how strange and how hard it was not to say “how’s Stevie? Did he enjoy the trip? love to him”. I’d been thinking about how it’s nearly a year as I was wandering back from Sainsburys but seeing…