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15.7.17

Not A Good Day

Sorry I missed yesterday, I had a bad day. I always know when I wake in the morning if I'm going to have a good day or a bad day.   I don't feel as bad today so hopefully I'll be ok tonight to write a bit on my wall

13.7.17

Day 1, 14th July 2017

My day started at 8.00am this morning with a drink and my morning tablets, without them I wouldn't be able to get out of bed. I stay in bed for another 30 minutes until my tablets kick in and I'm starting to feel like a human. I don't sleep much, I'm awake on and off all night.
8.30am time to get moving and have a shower, I need to be hoisted into my wheelchair and off to my wet room where I'm hoisted again into my shower chair.
9.30am I'm all done, showered, dressed and back into my wheelchair. Think I spend more time in my hoist in a morning than I do in my wheelchair.
I'm lucky Megan and Makenzy do breakfast for themselves and always make me a cuppa and toast.
As most of you know Megan and Makenzy are Home Educated so it's time for school work. We've done some English, Maths and then they did some of the project they are doing.  While Megan and Makenzy did school work today I've done some washing and sorting out the dinning room. I've done a bit of crafting. I'm knitting Megan a scarf in Harry Potter colours.
12.30pm Lunch time. Makenzy decided he wanted to make lunch today, toasted sandwiches.
1pm. Into the car to collect some books for Nikki (my oldest daughter), then went to my oldest son's house to drop off some bits for the wedding.
It was shopping day for us today. Shopping is the thing I most hate doing, but Makenzy loves it.  The first problem we had today was the parking, because I have a lift in my car I need the extra space at the back of my car to get my lift out. Well today someone decided they wanted to get passed me and almost hit me on my lift.  I have asked in the supermarkets if they could have a few disabled bays that are extra long for people with lifts as I know I'm not the only one that has this problem, but you would think I'm asking for money.   I only do the shopping when I have someone with me as I find it hard reaching a lot of the things I need.  It's not till your in a wheelchair that you see just how hard a simple thing like shopping is.  There's never anyone around when you want something from a shelf

 you can't reach and having to ask someone all the time does get you down and I must say I often just give up and not bother.
I got a lovely present today, a bunch of carnations from my Dad, he knows I love carnations.  Andrew always bought me carnations before he died so it's feels extra special getting them off my Dad.
Megan decided she wanted to make tea tonight and I must say I really enjoyed it.  Makenzy is the one that normally loves doing the cooking but I must say Megan has started to do more cooking and she's enjoying it a lot.  I'm not sure when the last time I made a full meal as they both want to try new things.  Megan loves making mince and dumplings or chicken wrapped in bacon. Makenzy loves making chicken curry and puddings which he's really good at.
 Once I'm at home I spend a lot of my time on my bed as it's where I'm the most comfortable, only problem with that is, if I need anything I have to be hoisted in and out of my wheelchair. Even something as going to the toilet it's as easy as you would think. If I'm on my bed I need hoisted from my bed to my wheelchair, then hoisted from my wheelchair to the toilet, then a repeat to get back on my bed.
I don't watch much telly, I do do a lot of crafting and reading. I've always even crafty but it wasn't until I had to start using a wheelchair (13 years ago)  that I got into a lot of crafts I've never done or heard of before. I remember the first time I decided to start making card, I thought I was really good at it and I enjoyed it a lot, I made Christmas cards for everyone, it wasn't until a couple of years later I found a few of the cards I had made
Today's been a really good day for me, yes I'm in pain but I can still get out and about. I take each day as it comes as I don't know how I'm going to be tomorrow until tomorrow comes.
Time for a shower and bed. I don't sleep much but I do try.
Nite, nite x





Decided on something new

Been thinking about doing this for a while, then a friend said I should do it. So I thought why not I'll do it for a while and see how things go.  I know your probably thinking what is it, well it's writing how my day has been, the ups and downs of being disabled in a wheelchair full time and being a mam to 2 teenagers. I'm not going to start it until tomorrow and it'll be at night when I write how my day has been.