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    >It’s a celebration

    >Four years ago today I was diagnosed with clinical depression.  I was put onto antidepressants and told I would need to take them for six months.  I was later told by a different doctor that I had been told that incorrectly and no one with clinical depression only takes meds for six months as the protocol written by the WHO states six months once stability/remission of symptoms is achieved.  Reactive depression however does tend to have shorter treatment plans because of its differing nature.  Four years and three medications later I have two prozac capsules waiting for me to take them in a minute and the medication dance continues. Today…

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    >Shrinking Slowly

    >I haven’t written very much about this here but my new years resolution for this year was to be healthier. So I’ve been taking my medication everyday (seriously I haven’t missed a single dose this year, how I don’t know), I’ve gotten my sleep pattern into something vaguely resembling sense and I’ve been eating somewhat healthier.  I’ve also been trying to spend less time on my computer and been enjoying that too.  And stretching but thats a topic for another entry.I’ve been trying as a secondary goal to lose some weight but haven’t made that the be all and end all because otherwise I’d just end up losing and then…

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    >Mary’s Poem

    >My friend Mary wrote a poem for/about me. I think it’s absolutely wonderful and love it. I was especially touched as she is one of the best writers I know and she managed to sum up so well who I am. It’s title is my name and surname which I don’t share here.With her permission I am sharing it here with you. Eternally hopeful,Meeting life with courage,Making no excuses.Artistic,Creative,Ready for anything new.Energetic fish, alive and free,Equality is all she asks.Spirit of adventure and daring is hers. Thank you Mary for such a lovely and from the heart gift. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

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    >A Review of the Year in Survey Form

    >This is something of a yearly tradition for me and it is early this year but I have a lot of other stuff I want to do on this site before New Year’s Eve. And also I must admit to being a bit worried that one answer might have to be changed if I leave it. A Review of 2006 In Survey Form 1. What did you do in 2006 that you’d never done before? Went on a plane by myself, stayed in a hotel alone, got given first aid by paramedics in a foreign country. Went Sailing. Represented the interests of the volunteers in a meeting at CAB 2.…

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    >Proud

    >I am crying as I write this and can hardly see the screen to do so. When my Gran died we asked, at her funeral, for donations in her memory instead of flowers from people outside of the family. Because she loved horses we asked that the donations be made to Riding for the Disabled Association, specifically to the group which I was a member of for so long and which gave me so much for something like 16 years. My Dad told me yesterday that we raised something like £380 for them and that he has a letter from the treasurer acknowledging it and hoping I am doing well…

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    >Well Done You

    >When I was about twelve I worked with an OT (occupational therapist) through my school. Actually I’ve worked with OT’s both in and out of school throughout my whole life, but this specific one I’m thinking of was through school and I was 12 ish. She also worked with two other friend of mine of the same age who also have CP. And all three of us hated her. Her initials were SAD and as soon as we figured that out we never referred to her amongst ourselves by her name or as our OT but as that sad woman. Whenever we would be doing something for/with her and we…

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    >Lifting me up

    >I’ve had a lot of support from people over the last few days because of something I was doing which I deliberately chose not to post here before I did it. I am feeling pretty touched and quite emotional about that support right now!Yesterday I had a job interview for the first position I applied for. The interview itself went well but I didn’t get the job. I was actually expecting that because there were some obvious access issues (but ones that would be easily sorted) and they asked a bit of a weird CP related question to do with the access. I just got the vibe that it wasn’t…

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    >NaNo, Card Games and Proud stuff

    >NaNoWriMo progress so far: 2090 words which means so far I am ahead! I have a copy of No Plot? No Problem! which is the official guide to NaNo and it has a table which shows the number of words you need to have finished by the end of each day. To be on track at the end of day one you need to have a total word count of 1667. I am around 400 words ahead of that and I’m not really planning to write any more today but still might. So far it seems to be quite dark and I can tell it’s going to need quite a…

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    >Odds and sods of news…

    >I am wearing jeans that are a size smaller than usual. They are snug but relatively comfortable. And they look pretty damn good. Smaller jeans has been my goal since June and yay! I managed it. I was told something yesterday that had no real impact on me, just as an FYI, but it made me soooo happy I was bouncing around the house for a good ten minutes afterward. This to me is actually incredibly positive news and may have the possibility of making certain situations a little better for me (a lot better is too much to hope for). So I have fewer/less worries and concerns today which…

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    >What Have You Done Today To Make You Feel Proud?

    > I look into the window of my mindReflections of the fears I know I’ve left behindI step out of the ordinaryI can feel my soul ascendingI am on my wayCan’t stop me nowAnd you can do the same What have you done today to make you feel proud?It’s never too late to tryWhat have you done today to make you feel proud?You could be so many peopleIf you make that break for freedomWhat have you done today to make you feel proud? Still so many answers I don’t knowRealise that to question is how we growSo I step out of the ordinaryI can feel my soul ascendingI am on…