• benefits,  depression,  disability,  links,  Uncategorized

    >Melting Pot of Links

    >It has come to my attention that I haven’t updated my blog in a very long time.  I have a lot to say! I also have to shower, change and eat in the next hour and three quarters. Doable but adding in a long catch up blog would be the straw that broke the camel’s back as they say.  So this is just basically to say that I’m still alive and doing well.  I’ll update tomorrow for Blogging Against Disablism Day and try to find the time to write a general update too. For now however a few links I’ve found interesting lately.  These are a real mixture. Make Change.…

  • achievements,  Family,  Uncategorized

    >We have a MARATHON RUNNER in the family!

    >My sister ran the London Marathon today! She completed it in 6 hours, 25 minutes (including toilet breaks she keeps telling everyone so probably 10 mins less than that) and we are all very very proud of her!  Her time is pretty much bang on where she hoped it would be as she’d aimed for between 6 and 7 hours and you can’t get better than 6 hours 25 minutes for meeting that goal. She did it to fundraise for Bliss, the special care baby charity for premature and/or sick babies.  Her sponsorship page is here. I’ve not seen her yet as access to public transport and the whole crowds…

  • antibiotics,  doctors,  meds,  naidex,  Uncategorized,  UTI

    >You know you’ve got a bad UTI when…

    >I’m slowly getting over this UTI.  I am however on my second type of antibiotics for it. I was put on Nitrofurantoin on Friday. 100mg x 4 daily for five days.  Normally people are given 50mg x 4 for three days but I warranted a double dose and extra days due to my history.  You know it’s a bad UTI when the doctor takes one look at the sample and goes “yeah you’ve got a UTI my love” before he’s even stuck a test strip in it. Also, how fast did that strip change colours?! By Monday lunch time I still felt absolutely shit and that was after 3 days…

  • antibiotics,  naidex,  sick crip,  Uncategorized,  UTI

    >Not really an update

    >Naidex was fun.  If you’ve been following my twitter stream for the past few days you’ll hopefully know that.  But you’ll also know there was lots of access related fail which made for stressfulness and made things difficult.  And if you’ve seen my twitter stream today you’ll know that I woke up this morning to the realisation that I must have seriously misjudged my fluids yesterday and not drank/been to the loo often enough because I felt crap and possibly had a UTI.  I’ve been to the Dr who has confirmed my diagnosis and given me antibiotics.   Fully updating on who I met, what we did, what was fun,…

  • digi scrapping,  Uncategorized

    >New Layout – Victorian Grunge

    >I’ve been meaning to redo my layout properly for ages.  But I was having problems with the new template designer.  It wasn’t until today that I realised that if I used a different template as a basis it would all be much easier. The background and header and made using a free digi scrapping kit.  It’s one I’ve had saved on my computer for about three years (since Feb 2008 according to the file) and had forgotten about until I went digging through my documents earlier today.  The long time readers might remember it from 2008 where the current background and variant of my header graced my Wheelchair Princess blog…

  • disability,  disability normal,  normal,  twitter,  Uncategorized

    >Disability Normal – The Twitter Version (Part 2)

    >Last night I wrote a blog entry – Disability Normal – about a new friend’s comments about getting an insight into my life and what her insight made me think.  It sparked quite a conversation on twitter this morning and I spent some time gathered the tweets together.  Those can be found in Disability Normal – The Twitter Version.  I then went up to my parents house for a Mothers Day barbecue (in the rain) and returned to discover in the several hours I was out it had continued.  So this is part two.  I rather suspect I might end up doing part three as well/.people think because you are…

  • disability,  normal,  twitter,  Uncategorized

    >Disability Normal – The Twitter Version

    >My previous blog post has inspired quite a lot of chat on twitter with various people sharing their own disability normal things.  Here’s the list: (I’ve not linked the accounts because it would take FOREVER but you can search for them on twitter using the names listed or by searching #DisabilityNormal Falling up stairs – SpazGirl11 Spilling food – SpazGirl11 Not being able to find a coffee shop without a step – Batsgirl On the bright side, orders brought over to my table in Starbucks rather than standing around waiting – Batsgirl filling in a form within an hour of it dropping through the door – but having to wait…

  • disability,  friends,  normal,  Uncategorized

    >Disability Normal

    >On Tuesday I bumped into a new friend in town and we went for a drink.  We chatted for quite a while about this and that.  It was fun.  She’d mentioned maybe going to Bicester Village sometime and said it would probably be short notice. I didn’t expect it to be quite as short notice as it was (one hour) but we went Wednesday along with two of her daughters.  That (Wednesday) was I think the fourth time I met her.  I got some sailing gear (which unfortunately doesn’t fit) and a few small silly bits in Accessorize.  I think realistically there isn’t much at Bicester Village for me –…