• Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >Bottle

    >This afternoon I wrote some cards then took them to the post office.  It was my one big job for today after a day of waiting in.  As I headed towards the back of the shop and the post office, I heard my name called and my Mum walked up behind me. After a couple of minutes she suddenly goes “What’s that bottle on your chair?”  She was stood behind me, looking down at the back of my chair. I had no idea what she was talking about, but figured i must have picked up a bottle off the ground somewhere. Then she reached down and picked off my teeny…

  • Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >Fluoxetine

    >Last night and tonight I’ve tried to write an entry about going to the doctors and the dentist yesterday.  I’m really not doing a good job of getting down what I want to say. So, the bare minimum   I am back on antidepressants (fluoxetine) but at half the dose I was on before I decided not to take any meds last May.  I am sanguine about that. I am not going back on muscle relaxants (baclofen) as I was never sure they did much for me.  My GP also commented in response that she’s not convinced baclofen does much.  This was never actually up for discussion, I just told her…

  • disability,  Uncategorized

    >Explaining Disability

    >I went straight from the bureau to meet a friend for a swim at lunch time.  It’s meant to be a regular weekly thing but we started in January and I think it’s probably the 4th time we’ve been so it’s not very weekly just yet.  But soon, I hope. After we’d been in the pool for a while three or four other PWD came into the pool, people with physical disabilities but also some learning disabilities too.  I know one of them (and one of the carers) vaguely through the Friday swimming group I used to go too. They were still in the pool when we got out but…

  • 101 in 1001,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item 46…

    > Investigate getting a cleaner rather than carers … has been completed! I’ve not had carers in about five, six weeks now.  And I friday I finally got cleaners set up to come instead.  They’ll be starting not this coming week but the week after and will be coming once a fortnight. I’ve very much enjoyed not having carers as it’s meant not having to be tied to certain times of being here etc.  The only time I’ve regretted not having carers was the Monday when the cold I just had was at it’s absolute worst.  Mostly because I didn’t feel well and wasn’t up to making dinner and it…

  • 101 in 1001,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item 46…

    > Investigate getting a cleaner rather than carers … has been completed! I’ve not had carers in about five, six weeks now. And I friday I finally got cleaners set up to come instead. They’ll be starting not this coming week but the week after and will be coming once a fortnight. I’ve very much enjoyed not having carers as it’s meant not having to be tied to certain times of being here etc. The only time I’ve regretted not having carers was the Monday when the cold I just had was at it’s absolute worst. Mostly because I didn’t feel well and wasn’t up to making dinner and it…

  • Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >Riverdance and Variety Lives

    >I’m feeling rather behind with two shows I’ve seen to blog about.  And as I’m going to a third tonight I thought I better just quickly blog about them.  Because having three shows to blog about would be too many! Riverdance Mum and I went to Riverdance in Oxford at the end of February.  It was the farewell tour.  Although I must say I don’t actually believe that’s the end of Riverdance, I’m sure there will be another tour in a few years as a kind of comeback or some other new show that is similar will launch. It was the first time I saw Riverdance (I saw Lord of…

  • Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >Oh to be anonymous…

    >Sometimes the fact that I’m not an anonymous blogger is really difficult.  Usually I manage to describe situations to a degree which I feel makes my point but trys to protect my privacy and the privacy of the other people involved.  I think that’s particularly important when writing about negative events, things that annoy or upset me etc.  Obviously I don’t always succeed. On Monday, yesterday and today people said things to me which left me feeling very much like they were talking to me like I was a child.  And each time I answered and then got annoyed with myself for not refusing to answer and picking them up…

  • awareness,  disability,  Uncategorized

    >Access thoughts, things people say etc

    >Someone said to me yesterday that they thought our town was pretty good for a wheelchair user.  I suppose it is, I’ve not thought of it like that for a while. And then they mentioned another town about 8 or maybe 10 miles away saying they “wouldn’t want to go there in a wheelchair.” To which I said “yeah but you’re not in a wheelchair”.  I find comments like that to be somewhat annoying. I have a good friend whose parents live in that town, when she is in this country I visit her at their house, I’ve been loads although not into the town itself for some years.  I…

  • Losin' It,  Uncategorized

    >Everything Still Remains The Same

    >Weekly check in for the weight loss – same weight as last week.  I knew that had to come soon as I’ve really been doing what feels like very little in terms of changes and I’m not disappointed.  Particularly as I have been getting over my cold still.  I’m better but still a bit congested and coughing at times.  Nowhere near as badly as I was although people have been commenting that I have a bad cough (they should have heard me last week!) I did wheel myself a lot in my chair when we were at the half marathon on Sunday.  Unfortunately some stupidly steep ramps and one point…

  • Family,  Uncategorized,  yayness

    >Yay Soph!

    >I just tweeted this but what the hell, I’ll blog it too. Soph completed the half marathon today in 2:56:52!!!  FANTASTIC for the girl who couldn’t run a mile when she signed up. I’ll get photos up soon but for now, some more stats Runner No.: 3371 Position (Overall): 6534 Position (Gender): 2045 Position (Age group): 1218 All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com