• fluoxetine,  physio,  Sertraline,  Uncategorized,  you know you've got CP

    >You know you’ve got CP when…

    >…getting a date for a hospital appointment through is a very good thing! Yes, after a three month wait I am going to Outpatients to see the Neuro Physio next week.  As much as my spasticity levels have dropped since switching from Fluoxetine to Sertraline I still need them sorting out as they aren’t good, still.  I’m quite looking forward to seeing the physio and hearing what they have to say.  I just hope it isn’t disappointing! All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • blogging,  Uncategorized,  weight loss

    >Diet Starts Tomorrow!

    >Literally this time.  I’m getting serious about my weight loss again and it all starts tomorrow.  Having tried a few weeks ago, lost 6lb in the first two weeks then regained 4 of those in the third and then gone off track majorly I’m making some commitments to myself and I’m blogging them here: Until 1st August at the earliest I will do some form of exercise everydayDrink a litre and a half of water a daytake my meds and supplements daily (Meds I’ve had down for well over a year, supplements not quite) And I won’t havechocolatecokepizza (with the planned exception of a trip out with friends which if…

  • 101 in 1001,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item 26…

    > Read 250 new to me books …has been completed! Finished that one sat in the garden in the sun this afternoon.  And I still have just over 2 months left until day 1001.  At the beginning of this year I was worrying that I wouldn’t be able to hit that goal by 12th September this day (day 1001) but I have and I’ve done so early.  Result. Of course, it probably helps that I’ve read 57 books so far this year and none of them were re-reads.  I’ve been hankering to do a Harry Potter re-read though so I’ll probably start that soon.  Or maybe not.  I’ve loads of…

  • depression,  hopes and dreams,  Sertraline,  Uncategorized,  writing

    >Writing is my passion

    >I’m writing again.  Regularly and in decent amounts when I do write.  It’s only been this week but I’ve written everyday so I’m sure that counts as regular.  And today I’ve done absolutely loads. I’ve been wanting to write I really have.  But with the way my depression crashed in and hit me I was fine if I had to leave the house and go somewhere for a set time, that I could do.  If it was something I had to do in my house like stick some clothes in to wash and something I needed to do but not at a set time that was a huge struggle.  And…

  • books and reading,  customer service,  Kindle,  Uncategorized

    >Disaster Strikes!

    >I love my Kindle.  Absolutely love it.  But then I’m a huge bookworm and a bit of a techy gadget loving girl so it was an obvious step for me.  I still absolutely love real books as well and by them often but I use my Kindle a lot. Yesterday I sat outside for just under an hour.  I started reading a new book on it.  To My Best Friends by Sam Baker.  Based on it’s subject matter (it’s fiction and is the story of the friends left behind after one of them dies having made certain bequests to the others) I’d been worried it would be a little sad…

  • books and reading,  disability,  Uncategorized

    >Books With Disabled Characters (Part 1) #disability #amreading #books

    >Back last year I posted some thoughts on books with disabled characters.  Ever since then I’ve been working on and off on a list of such books.  As that post still regularly receives a lot of hits I figured it was probably about time I shared my list.  I’ve split in into three parts as it’s 60 books long.  This is in no way a complete list I just had to find a stopping point and stop hunting.  I’d love to hear any more recommendations you have.  I read a lot but I’ve in no way read all of these books (in fact this section of the list appears to…

  • books and reading,  disability,  Uncategorized

    >Books With Disabled Characters (Part 2) #disability #amreading #books

    >Part two of my books with disabled characters list. I’ve not read some  of the ones on this section so not a definitive recommendation. 21. Accidents of Nature by Harriet McBride Johnson22. The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffeneger23. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon24. Pollyanna25. Heidi26. Easter Island by Jennifer Vanderbes27. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards28. Veteran by Gavin Smith29. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Attwood30. With The Light (manga)31. Jimmy by Robert Whitlow32. Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio33. The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue34. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling35. Lady Chatterley’s Lover36. The State of Me by…

  • books and reading,  disability,  Uncategorized

    >Books With Disabled Characters (Part 3) #disability #amreading #books

    >Part 3 of my not conclusive list of books which feature disabled characters.  I haven’t read all these books so the fact they are in this list doesn’t make for a recommendation. 41. Zoo Station by David Downing42. A Prayer for Owen Meaney by John Irving43. Trials for the Chalet School by Elinor M Brent Dyer44. My Precious Bane45. The Ship Who Searched Anne McCaffrey46. Hotel World47. Tell Me How The Wind Sounds48. Izzy, Willy Nilly by Cynthia Voigt49. The Rapture by Liz Jensen50. Making Out Series by KA Applegate51. An Equal Music by Vikram Seth52. The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson53. Angel Blood by John Singleton54. The Story of…

  • achievements,  competitions,  photos,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    >Oxford Regatta 2011

    >This past weekend was the Challenger English Championships 2011.  And as it was held at Oxford which is my “home” sailing club I was able to go. I went up Friday to help get things ready but it ended up with my Dad helping out and me sitting in the club house chatting to other sailors who I only see at these regattas.  One of them gave me some really useful tips on racing skills so that was good and cleared up something I’d been confused about.  Also, gossip and catching up is always good. Saturday started with the traditional pre-regatta bacon and sausage sarnie.  After the briefing I was told it…

  • CP related,  songs of my life,  things people say,  Uncategorized

    >Monday Music – Born This Way

    >I first started thinking about using this song for a Monday Music last week after the comments made by Philip Davies in the House of Commons (he said that disabled people should work for less than minimum wage as they are less productive.)  People were tweeting how they were not worthless and it came to mind.  But in the end I tweeted a link to a video of Bruno Mars, Just The Way You Are. Then it turned into a bit of a week when people make stupid comments about my disability. First, earlier in the week someone was saying where the disabled loo was at the event and another…