• sick crip,  Uncategorized

    >Getting There

    >I am feeling mostly better.  Really I just need to build my energy stores back up.  It really scared me how ill I felt and how much I hurt. And deal with codeine side effects if you know what I mean… the amount I took is well with the prescribed limits but given that I rarely take it, taking three full doses in 24 hours and didn’t keep much fluid down for a while had those tiny white pills going “side effects… side effects… I’m gonna give you side effects… muhahhaha” and, well, they are still resolving. I think there must be a few viruses doing the rounds – out…

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    >Well, I would laugh…

    >I really would. Only, ow, not a great idea right now. I am a poorly sick crip right now.  I literally ache all over, my entire torso hurts (and ye olde pain meds are doing an “eh” job).  And I’ve been participating in pukefest 2008.  Hopefully that’s now over with but I do still hurt 🙁 Mum just dropped in to bring me a small portion of food.  She let herself in and found me in bed (actually the phone had woken me when she rang to say she was coming). “OOOOh my poor poorly girl.” says she. following that up with “Get out of bed!  You won’t sleep tonight!”…

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    >Out of Control

    >You know how in 2006 and before that I struggled to take my medication and rarely did? And how in 2007 I took every single dose I was supposed to. Well, that med taking streak has been over for a while.  It stopped with a day when I thought I still had the pills to take but when a big part of me was going “uh, I think you already took them.” and that was fine, i just got confused and it was safer not to take them.  I took them the next day. Only, I’ve not taken them for four or five days now and it’s second time (at…

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    >Better but hopefully not THE BUG

    >Today is better still. Things are calmer And I am happier. But my Mum is worrying that what I thought was first day of periodness is THE BUG.  So she didn’t come round as planned.That’s the only real hitch from today And it’s one I’ll take. So long as she’s wrong. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • diet,  guilt,  Losin' It,  sick crip,  Uncategorized

    >It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

    >And it’s only 1st October!  And it’s looked a lot like Christmas for about two weeks.  Christmas stuff every where in the shops – completely ridiculous.  It sort of makes me mad in a way and it makes me feel really old but I can’t help thinking that it wasn’t like this when I was young (“back in my day…”).  The end of October is more than early enough to start buying sweets and stuff (or even too early still). if I bought them now I would eat them. But it’s not just shops – my mother brought the Christmas Cake yesterday.  On the last day of September. In other…

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    >ow ow hurty ow

    >I’ve done something to my back. ow ow hurty ow. And randomly my left side (including my arm weirdly) is super spastic and tight. I said to my sister that I thought I’d put it out – I don’t think I actually have but I’ve definitely bruised it or something. My back can get painful if I spend a long period of time in my wheelchair with no breaks and on Saturday between my wheelchair and the car I went fifteen hours with only a few loo breaks. NOT GOOD. But it couldn’t be avoided and it was loads of fun. I would take that as the cost of having…

  • CP related,  Losin' It,  sick crip,  Uncategorized

    >Small Triumphs

    >I figured out what I had the allergic reaction too. The hard way. I’ve been putting savlon on the reaction but substituted tea tree oil (I have a bottle which states it’s diluted and can be used on skin as is and which I’ve used on skin before) one time figuring they do the same thing (antiseptic). 40 mins later I gave up trying to sleep and on turning on the light was met with bright red, itchy, horribleness. Not fun but I guess at least my worries about that can now be put to rest. I went to my parents house for dinner tonight. Roast Pork in the garden.…

  • sick crip,  thinking,  Uncategorized

    >Still battling

    >I thought I had this medication taking lark down. I have struggled with it a lot and it’s still something of a struggle for me but having reached this far into the year without missing a single dose of my baclofen or my fluoxetine I had it down and it wasn’t such a big deal as it was previously. I’m not seeing my counselor any more but she rings me every month or so just to touch base. And she called me Wednesday. She asked about how I’m managing my pills and I said fine, haven’t missed a single dose this year. And she asked if I was still rewarding…

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    >Allergic Reaction

    >If there are two words more beautiful than those in the English language, I don’t know them. What I thought was a pressure sore, is, in fact, an allergic reaction. To what, we don’t know. And truthfully I don’t care. I had a wonderful anxious anxiety type freak out all over the nurse but she reassured me that it really ISN’T a pressure sore. And that she can understand why I was concerned given that a big thing is made of my checking my skin. And the fact that pressure sores are so scary didn’t help me I think. I do really think I need to go back and do…