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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

hello, let me introduce myself ...

I have been writing this blog for a couple of months now and I realised that I haven't really introduced myself to those of you who do not know me personally. Well, my name is Emily and I am 24 years old and live in Liverpool in the UK. I need full-time care because of my disabilies which is paralysis from the neck down was due to a brain tumour being removed two years ago just over. I live with my friend who is also my full-time personal assistant, to help me with things such as eating and shopping and so on. I have two other carers who come into help me with my personal care.

I absolutely love animals and I have two of my own cats. A little one-year-old female moggy called Rosie. She is black and white and is really funny and friendly. She loves getting cuddles off anybody. I have recently enquired a new addition to my house, Dougie  and he is a little Manx rumpy kitten so he has no tail whatsoever. He is very playful vocal and greedy. I will probably add bits about these two in my blogs as they are important to me as they do cheer me up sometimes with their antics. If any of you have seen the you Tube videos called Simon's cat you will understand exactly what I mean!

In my spare time I don't do much because my body does not allow it. I watch TV I enjoy stuff such as the soaps and comedies such as the big bang theory. I also go on the Internet using blogger and twitter and Facebook. If you are wondering how I use a computer when I can't use my hands it is because I am using Dragon. Dragon is a program which is mainly designed for dyslexic people. Basically you speak to the computer and it will type out what you say and you can also move mouse around using it. It is fantastic and it makes me feel a lot more independent as I'm sure it does a lot of people in my situation.

I am trying to get braver at the moment. I have realised that recently I had become a bit housebound. Some of this is self-inflicted as am starting to get nervous about going outside. I get very paranoid that people are looking at me. My goals for the new year are to go up more. My plan is to be able to go to the cinema and to the theatre. Obviously my other goals is to achieve well in my physiotherapy. Even though I only getting a minimal amount I am going to try my best.


  1. Hey there,

    Thanks for sharing about your life and your struggles. I think you are brave for sharing with the world about your situation. I think that this will help you in achieving your goal of going out more.

    Looking forward to hearing more about you and your life ;)

  2. so proud of you emily roll on 2012 i no you can do it were all hear for you xxxxx

  3. Hi Emily,
    I'm glad to meet you. I haven't read all your blogs yet, but the part I did read sounds so positive and upbeat. I am a new blogger. Tonight I wrote my first blog (not sure how or if people will read it). Also wasn't sure about how to find other people and read their blogs. But, I was lucky I found you. You are my very first blogger friend. Thanks. Maybe you could try to read my blog. It's dark so maybe you won't want to, but if you do, it would be nice. I feel alone out in blogger land. Ha-Ha.
    Best to you,

  4. Just wanted to let you know about some very funny and cute cat Youtube videos. I saw this cat on tv and then wanted to see more. Search Maru the cat. Look at the one Maru the cat in box. It's really wonderful. I laughed and laughed. It was great.

  5. Sorry, forgot to add that I read all your blogs and enjoyed them and your honesty. One thought I had was here in America there are attorneys that sometimes work for free. Maybe if you sent out a mass mailing to lawyers where you are you'll get a hit. Good luck.

  6. It's interesting, only a few days after following your blog my art teacher told us about this woman she had taken care of when she was younger who was also paralized and couldn't really do anything on her own. Now, years from this taking place, she had been wondering what happened to the lady she had become good friends with. My teacher went to the ROM in Toronto and low and behold, the lady actually had a mini art gallery going on.

    I thought that was really cool. Maybe it would be neat to try something similar? :)

  7. I get very paranoid that people are looking at me.

    But staying inside for a long time can be really depressing even for people like us. Don't think that.