• 100 days of writing,  2012,  sick crip,  Uncategorized

    >Twists and Turns

    >Day 40 of 100. This feels like a huge achievement. I feel a little better today but still pretty grotty. Good news is my chest has cleared up so I obviously don’t need antibiotics and didn’t go to the doctors. Frankly I’m amazed by that. I never thought it would improve this much. My parents and I were all convinced last night that I’d have to seen. In fact Mum told me she had a bad night worrying about me. Anyway, here’s another poem Twists and Turns A twist in the roadAnd then a turnBoth usual thingsBut at the same time unexpectedUnwanted unnecessary and definitely unwarranted The road twistedWhere usually…

  • 100 days of writing,  2012,  sick crip,  Uncategorized

    >A Journey

    >Being poorly sick sucks. This cold has gone to my chest. But it is providing good inspiration for my 100 days of writing. A Journey A tired crip sits in her wheelchair somewhat unwillingly. It’s really not a good day for her but life doesn’t stop and she’s forced to continue on her journey. So she wheels on and on in a slow plodding manner lacking her usual energy. The land she’s journeying through is a tough one, bleak with more obstacles than The Country of Everyday Life and she searches desperately for the road that will lead her there once again. Somehow she’s spent the last several days in…

  • 100 days of writing,  2012,  sick crip,  Uncategorized

    >Cold

    >Snotty snivelling sneezingStreaming eyesChapped lipsAnd tickley throat CoughingSore chestToo many tissues to countAnd no energy Sniffing thickly noisily breathingPlans cancelledEyes closedOlbus oil fills the room The girl gives upSips water incessantlyGoes to bed Feeling sad Happiness joy and cheerThe virus runs away smilingPleased his work is doneHer first cold of the year ♥ Emma All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • sick crip,  Uncategorized

    >Well I was…

    >…planning to write a long blog entry about lots of different things and thoughts and feelings and such like. But I’ve had a major headache for most of the day and it’s only just now properly resolving.   Literally as soon as I decided I was 110% not going sailing tonight it went from feeling better to feeling a lot better.  Which is frustrating but totally the right decision because I’m looking forward to a day out on Friday and I didn’t want to push myself and go sailing tonight then not be well enough to do stuff the rest of the week.  Particularly not the barge trip Friday. So…

  • Losin' It,  sick crip,  Uncategorized

    >Very Bad Cold

    >I’m down another 1lb this week for a total of 6lb since Valentines day.  I’m surprised by that today given that I have a very bad cold (downgraded this morning from yesterday’s status of very very bad cold).  I’ve not felt like eating but I’m also the queen of congestion and mucus at the moment. I’m hoping I can lose another 3lb in the next two weeks as I get my eyebrows waxed that week and we always have this thing where one or the other of us will go “I’m gonna lose half a stone before I see you next” and she’s managed it but I never have. All…

  • CP related,  sick crip,  Uncategorized

    >Slightly Sick But Lucky

    >I’ve been feeling off all weekend and last night was absolutely convinced I had a UTI (I used to be the queen of them).  My bladder and that area was that painful.  But thankfully a trip to the nurse this morning reveals that whilst I am symptomatic nothing is showing up.  And my temp is fine so there shouldn’t be something else making me feel like this.  So I’ve antibiotics to start taking if I still have pain this evening or tomorrow morning.  The nurse (nurse led minor illnesses clinic) checked with the doctor and basically with my history and those symptoms… I still feel off but I feel a…

  • sick crip,  Uncategorized

    >Magic Ointment

    >I have otitis externa 🙁 otherwise known as an outer ear infection. Or swimmers ear. However I didn’t need Abx, just some magic ointment. Well, technically they just referred to it as [name] ointment but I like to call it magic because it has an antibiotic, an anti fungal and a corticosteroid in it and it works super fast. Also calling it magic ointment is a lot easier to say that tri-adcortyl otic. I stuck to my diet yesterday despite feeling lousy. Today not so much. I’m not swimming today. And I must remember to buy some goddamn earplugs before i do swim next. Any ideas where to get them?…

  • sick crip,  Uncategorized

    >I appear to be developing a cold.  Seems that my carer does know how to share after all…  Thanks and all that, it was nice of you to think of me.  But next time, keep it to yourself.  Please. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com