• disability,  Uncategorized

    >More to Prove

    >I’m curious tonight.  And I’m thinking.  The two together aren’t necessarily the best thing ever but what can you do?! I’m beginning to think that as a PWD I have to do more, overall, and try harder in order to prove myself.  Prove to others that I’m capable and able and a functioning member of society.  Because as much as things have changed there is still the assumption out there that being disabled means you are to be pitied and that you aren’t capable. The other day someone commented to me on some work that had been carried out on the path in front of my house.  I’d seen they…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Cutting Out, Gone.

    >One thing we all have to do sometimes is let people go.  Because we’re moving on or because they are.  Or just because of drifting apart.  It’s something that happens.  There’s always the hard times too.  The times when you realise that someone isn’t good for you (or that they are bad for you, the two are not the same).  That’s the toughest one. In fact that sort of decision isn’t easy.  It never is. Something which isn’t necessarily obvious is that when you are disabled it can be a lot harder to deal with.  For some people it’s because they are isolated, maybe they don’t have many friend who…

  • General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >Oh the things I’d forget about…

    >…if I didn’t blog! I’ve spent a while reading old, old, old blog entries this evening. Apparently in the days leading up until 5th April 2005 (which was a Tuesday) I had a carer who didn’t know the Pope was catholic.  I saw lots of ladybirds and my mum told me my sister claimed to have seen two ladybirds humping. It seems I’ve always led the most surreal life.  I’d almost believe that would never happen only it’s the sort of thing that always does happen to me. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • Uncategorized

    >Lather Rinse Repeat

    >Another week, another check in with my weight.  OK so this is only my second week as part of the healthy you challenge but sometimes I feel like this entire blog reads as lose a little weight, lose a little more, regain all the weight and some more, lose some weight, regain that and end up heavier than before, again.  Lather rinse repeat. I’d make blase promises about this time being the last time and all that jazz but I’ve done all that before too and failed there too – just click on the “losin it” category over there on the right, it’s all there. I am feeling a lot…

  • argh,  care,  disability,  drama,  Uncategorized

    >Poor little crippled girl

    >I had a new carer tonight.  For so long now I’ve just had the same person that having someone completely new (and having someone who rarely does my care as I did last week) was strange.  Time was having new carers was my normal and I had my “new person” speech down to a t. Now?  Not fun. Didn’t help that several of her comments had me convinced that she saw me as a “poor little crippled girl.”  In fact at one point I disagreed with her over something and said “you’re looking at that from the point of view of ‘she’s a poor disabled girl'” which she denied.  Points…

  • Uncategorized,  writing

    >Writing stuff and a new computer

    >I’m blogging in a different style today.  On my mums kitchen table with my new laptop!  wooohoooo! Ok so its not exactly a laptop, technically it’s a netbook which is a mini laptop.  Acer Aspire One – £179 from amazon.  its very very cool and i love it.  it’s really going to make things like the creative writing course and NaNoWriMo (nearly here! yay!) much easier for me and i’m pleased.  Also when I get around to sorting out wifi I can surf the net from my bed or my sofa or in front of the tv and basically will just be living on the internet even more that i…