• antibiotics,  baclofen,  depression,  fluoxetine,  meds,  Sertraline,  spasticity,  Uncategorized,  UTI

    >Changing my meds

    >Mostly for my own records because otherwise I won’t remember when this happened and it might be useful at some point in the future. Went to the Dr today.  I was very nervous about going to talk depression for some reason and threw up before I left. Not that unusual when I’m anxious but not nice. At all.  It wasn’t my usual GP but a different one (who I asked to see as my GP was unavailable and I’d seen him recently and knew he was easy to talk to and also good).  The different in perspective and opinion on my meds was interesting Baclofen increased to 40mg a day…

  • quotes,  Uncategorized

    >Quotations

    >I’ve always loved quotes.  I’ve loved them for as long as I can remember.  And on and off since I was 13 or 14 I’ve kept journals of quotes.  At the moment I’ve not got a quotes book on the go and haven’t for a long time.  It’s something I really want to start again however.  I love the moment when I read something and it just clicks, calls to me even and means something to me.  It might be that it makes me laugh, it might make me think, it might sum up what I want to say or how I’m feeling or it might fit a particular situation.…

  • depression,  doctors,  friends,  Uncategorized

    >An Explanation for my Absence

    >For the past few weeks I’ve been really struggling with my depression.  Partially I think because I’ve not been getting out and doing stuff as much as I usually would for various reasons.  Thursday was a particularly bad day although I did get out for coffee with a friend (although not coffee as I don’t drink that or tea).  I’ve been finding that I can get out and do stuff, make it to appointments and the like but the energy and motivation to do stuff at home has been severely lacking and lots of things have slipped – like this blog. So on Thursday I came to a decision and…

  • Monday Music,  Uncategorized

    >Monday Music – Somewhere Only We Know

    >Because I’ve loved every version of this song I’ve heard. And because I love Glee. Wasn’t a huge fan of the way Kurt went from Dalton back to McKinley just. like. that. though. Totally unrealistic if you ask me. Anyway. I’ve got a half written short story somewhere based around this song as inspiration (I often use quotes or lyrics as starting points for writing). I’ve been planning to get writing again. Perhaps that would be a good starting point? All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • achievements,  Attempts at World Domination,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    >Burghfield Regatta 2011

    >Last weekend was the Burghfield Sailing Club’s Challenger Open Meeting.  And I took part. I sail in the Bronze class which is for people who need someone with them on the boat.  I do sail by myself on a Tuesday evening at sailability but the regattas can get a little scary with how close people get to each other and all jockeying for the best start etc.  So I don’t feel quite ready to go by myself in a competition. As I think I’ve blogged before, I’ve previously found the competitions great fun but difficult because although they are for disabled people they’re not a great match for my own…

  • books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    >History of a Pleasure Seeker by Richard Mason

    >Waterstones gave me an advance copy of History of a Pleasure Seeker by Richard Mason to review.  But a combination of my being busy and blogger being down means this review is a few days later than planned (I finished it Sunday) and actually the book is now out, having been released on 12th May. Here’s the text from the back of the book, helpfully taken from the Waterstones website: The adventures of adolescence had taught Piet Barol that he was extremely attractive to most women and to many men. He was old enough to be pragmatic about this advantage…’ It is 1907. The belle epoque is in full swing.…

  • Uncategorized

    >Quotes of Today #quotes #OBL

    > There are a lot of quotes floating around the internet today (mostly twitter). Here are a few that caught my eye.  I thought them appropriate for today (because of the death of Osama Bin Laden) “I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr “The war for freedom will never really be won because the price of our freedom is constant vigilance over ourselves and over our Government.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt  “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”  ~ Henry David Thoreau An eye…

  • disability normal,  Life,  Uncategorized

    >”I’m Fine” or Telling It Like It Really Is

    >I’ve been saying for a while that I planned to write a “what’s life really like” type blog post.  This isn’t intended to be a moan or a woe is me type post… it’s just intended to highlight that which I don’t often show and what saying “I’m fine” can really mean. So far today I have Spasmed and kicked the shower screen as a result knocking it open.  But thankfully the shower was facing away from it and I caught it quickly so didn’t flood the bathroom.  This happens most times I shower and the screens no longer fit together well. Needed help to put my left shoe on…

  • access,  BADD,  disability,  disability normal,  disablism,  Uncategorized

    >The Fight Never Ends – #BADD2011

    >Today is Blogging Against Disablism Day (BADD).  BADD started in 2006 I believe making this the 6th BADD.  When it was first set up I was a campaigner and an advocate but not as much as I am now.  I was really excited by the prospect of this day when we could all come together and work towards a common goal – the fight against disablism. 6 years later? Not so much. Days like BADD and other events like One Month Before Heartbreak are wonderful at raising awareness.  And they take a lot of work to organise so I have big respect for The Goldfish from that point of view…