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    >Standing!

    > Me in the standing frame which the hospital have lent me. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • CP related,  physio,  serial casting,  treatment,  Uncategorized

    >(lack of) Progress Report

    >I returned to the hospital last Thursday having had a couple of days without the casts.  It was very nice to be able to get up and get dressed when I wanted rather than when someone could help.  And to wear trackies and go sailing and have showers!  But equally I was very frustrated to not be in the casts because it almost felt like giving up without giving it the best possible shot. My physio got me back in a standing frame for a few minutes when I got there and she measured the angles of my ankles which were the same as they’d been on the Monday.  That…

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    >Ask a stupid question…

    >Get a stupid answer! For various reasons I went out yesterday without the fugly clown shoe like cast shoes on top of my casts Fugly cast shoes. The ones I have now are too big for my feet (the ones I had that fit went missing when left at the hospital for the few days I was out of plaster earlier this week) hence the clown shoe description. I went to the supermarket. I was wearing my red skirt which perfectly matches my red casts. Because clearly, matching your clothes and casts is important (unless I want to wear my favourite skirt which clashes but I love, that is…) And…

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    >Flowers and Things

    >A few things I spotted whilst wandering near where I live earlier Four instagram photos of flowers. I can tell you the bottom one is lavender but all I know for definite about the other three is that they caught my eye! A bird in the park Hedgehog on the grass right outside my front door All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • depression,  disability,  me me me,  mental health,  serial casting,  treatment,  Uncategorized

    >Missing – one blog entry

    >If found please return to Emma at A Writer in A Wheelchair. I wrote an update about the serial casting on Wednesday night but for some reason it didn’t post. I can see it in my online drafts in blogpress but it won’t let me post it. So it’ll have to wait until I go on the PC and can go on blogger proper. Am I the only one who finds it surprising that Blogger haven’t released an app of their own or at least made the website iPad friendly? Things have changed and moved on yet again since I wrote it and surprised me yet again. This treatment process…

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    >Adventures in Serial Casting

    >This blog entry should have published last Wednesday, the 10th but didn’t for some unknown reason So, the last time I updated about this was the morning before I went back to have the first lot of casts removed. Those had been on for three days and when they were removed I had a small increase in the range of motion in my ankles – approximately five degrees which was described by the physio as small but I think actually is quite good. I also had a substantially improved foot position, especially in my left foot as although both of my feet had turned in my left was the worst.…

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    >Baby Be Mine by Paige Toon

    >Simon and Schuester sent me a copy of Baby Be Mine by Paige Toon to review.  Many thanks for that, I really enjoyed it! Here’s what Amazon have to say about the book (text is similar if not the same as the back cover blurb) ‘He’s not mine, is he?’ That’s the question I fear the most. You see, I have a secret. My son is not fathered by my boyfriend, but by one of the most famous rock stars that ever lived. And he doesn’t even know it. One-time celebrity personal assistant to wild boy of rock Johnny Jefferson, Meg Stiles is now settled and living in the south…

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    >The Crip and The Casts

    >I tried yesterday to post a video blog from my shiny but for some reason it won’t upload.  I will endeavour to cover the main points and do so quickly as I have hospital transport coming and was told to be ready at 9.15 (8.44 now). Casts went on Monday.  that day was a huge struggle and ended in a crying, shaking, sobbing, puking meltdown that necessitated my calling my Mum round at 11:30 pm and unfortunately getting her out of bed in the process.  Basically I couldn’t get out of bed without help, I got my skirt all tangled up, couldn’t get it up or down and it was…