• 2013,  I wish I wrote this,  me me me,  Poetry,  things that make me smile,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    Dust If You Must

    So as you can probably tell from my last few blog entries I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. My sister commented on one of those entries that it made her think of a poem that’s doing the rounds on Facebook. I’d seen the one she meant bit not paid too much attention to it. Sometimes my newsfeed feels like a never ending stream of photos, poems, quotes and sentiments all designed to inspire or to make you think or feel good and they begin to blend into one. Which probably defeats the object but there you have it. Anyway after reading that comment I did a little googling…

  • 2013,  blogging,  Family,  forwards,  internet,  interwebs,  letter unsent,  me me me,  perceptions,  personal,  perspective,  sharing,  thinking,  twitter,  Uncategorized

    Legacy

    I can’t remember where but a few weeks ago I read something that I’ve been thinking about on and off ever since. It said that in the future our descendants won’t need to employ traditional genalogy techniques to learn about us. Because what they know about us will be from our facebook posts, tweets, and blogs. I like that idea because it means that potentially (should it turn out to be true) it means those in the future will know a lot more about my past then I will tell them. And they’ll know more about me than I do my own ancestors. I knew all of my grandparents and…

  • 2013,  me me me,  snow,  Uncategorized

    State of the Emma

    I was quite torn whether to call this entry Random Bullet Points of Life or State of the Emma. If I’m completely honest I’m not sure I’ve really got any news to share here but it feels like absolute ages since I posted something here that wasn’t a book review so I figured I probably should. Generally things seem to be going well. I started the year off with a bang when I got a UTI a few days into it but that cleared up easily and with just one course of antibiotics so it’s all good. I am beginning to wonder if nitrofurantoin needs to be put on my…

  • 2012,  me me me,  standing frame,  Uncategorized

    State of The Emma

    Title blatently stolen from one of my friends who frequently posts blogs titled “State of The [her username]” Couldn’t resist! I’m doing better, I think. I had a UTI or a virus or something the other week but that’s resolved.  Locum GP thought virus but was happy to treat as though it was a UTI based on my history and my symptoms.  I’m not sure what it was but I took a five hour nap one of the days when I was “off” so I definitely had something going on. I’m mostly medicated. And I’m a lot more motivated.  I’ve still been thinking a lot that I don’t fancy doing…

  • me me me,  meds,  mental health,  Mojo,  Uncategorized

    Mojo

    I think it’s probably obvious to many people who read this that I’ve not been myself for the last several months at least. Since April I’ve been dealing with issues which have left me very depressed and struggling with feelings of worthlessness. I’ve not done a particularly good job of dealing with that and taking care of myself, not least because my medication compliance slipped way down. Going to the Paralympics however has made me really want my mojo back. I want to be me again. I want to get back not just to the girl who I was before all this kicked off five months ago but who I…

  • 2012,  me me me,  Uncategorized

    >Bullet points of life

    >I’ve not written a proper blog in forever it feels like! A few bullet points of what’s new in my life ~ I’ve started a new medication. That’s blindsided me a little. I expected to leave with a prescription for something short term. And when she was saying what she was gonna give me I thought she might stick it on a just in case repeat. I did not expect a new daily med. ~ I’m planning a late birthday party to celebrate my 30th. It’s shaping up to be loads of fun and very exciting. But at the same time it looks like none of my uni friends can…

  • goals,  me me me,  meds,  mental health,  sick crip,  Uncategorized

    >Goals for the week

    >It’s been a bit of a crap week and I’ve been feeling down at times, missing my meds and feeling a bit ill on and off. I do think there’s been a bit of a virus going around as a couple of other local people have complained of nausea too. Anyway although I’m slowly pulling it back together now and have an actual proper achievement to show for today – I went back to a very badly stalled project and have got it moving again. I thought it would be good to set a few goals. 1. Take my sertraline daily.2. Take my baclofen at least once a day (will…

  • 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…

  • me me me,  One Month Before Heartbreak,  Uncategorized

    >Several One Month Before Heartbreak Related LInks and News

    > (I’ve just posted the majority of this on the One Month Before Heartbreak blog but there is some extra more me related stuff at the bottom here) Today has been amazing for support for One Month Before Heartbreak. Sue Marsh (Diary of a Benefit Scrounger) wrote a piece for The Guardian which appeared in Comment is Free.  We’ve been mentioned by The Guardian several times but getting a piece in Comment is Free is huge.  Amplify the eloquent voices of the disabled protesters is Sue’s piece and it’s really good.  It contains many links to specific posts on the One Month Before Heartbreak blog.  Also that article has received…

  • me me me,  Uncategorized

    >Random Facts About Me

    > I am working on several promised blog posts but only have the energy to write something fun tonight I learned how to crochet a border onto some knitting last night after several failed attempts at learning to crochet. Crocheting onto knitting was clearly the way to learn I started eating chocolate and drinking coke again ten days ago after more than 6 months without. Might have been a mistake. I really love Thunderbirds and read a lot of Thunderbirds fanfiction I’ve lost about 2 stone (28lb) this year. It’s not behind the couch, I checked. If I had to choose between twitter and facebook I’d choose twitter My manual…