Sunday, 20 April 2014

medication

am on meds morning and night time plus have PRN meds for any time throughout the day/night, this is a photo of morning meds-

Saturday, 19 April 2014

photos of new rabbits

went to visit the rabbits of mine at the shelter today, theyre beautiful lion head bunnies.
here they are; bluebell [the blue/dark grey looking bun] and snowdrop;




new motability vehicle;part two with photos

several days ago the allied motability adaptions guy called around with a working/show room model of the new van am getting,its a peugeot horizon,and have got to pay over one thousand pound advanced payment on it then they just take the DLA high rate mobility,luckily its a five year contract instead of the usual three as its a adapted model,for those who dont know what motability is have a look here- http://www.motability.co.uk

its got a ramp and wheelchair hoist so no staff have to push,two back seats-have to pay three hundred for one of them to be added as we are often going out with mum and dad and behind the back seats self will be sat in the wheel chair which has front and back locks on it and a seat belt,we went for a drive in it and its the most smoothest drive have ever had,the guy had said it has car suspension instead of van suspension,the last car of mine is acutely bumpy on the road as he said the nemo MS has van suspension.
have ordered it in a nice metalic blue colour.


the power of attorney has got to sign all the forms and it shoud be applied for on tuesday hopefuly.
the guy is also asking motability for an extension on the contract of current car whilst waiting for the new one.

heres photos-





Friday, 18 April 2014

easter bank holiday;shit

a small post but am fed up today,all the swimming pools close early for easter bank holiday, and the only time am able to go is late on or extremely early,its bad enough its the school holidays but now bank holiday as well.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

getting even closer to final swimming goal

managed yet another swimming goal yesterday,the final goal is to go to sandcastle waterpark in blackpool,its a lifelong wish.
went to a PUBLIC swimming pool to see if woud be able to manage coping with it, and did indeed manage.

firstly,we went to stretford leisure centre in manchester,they coudnt do more to accomodate self, they were so helpful.
they let the two support staff of mine in free without asking for company ID [unusual,for a business-they usualy think all disabled people only ever need one carer and charge for the second staff]they also were extremely helpful for mum and offered her as many floaty type things as she needed for free.

however,after self had got wetsuit on,and we went to see the swimming pools,we noticed they were all laned off and the shallow pool was completely taken up with kiddies lessons.
so they phoned through to urmston leisure centre and were told in half an hour all of their lessons were stopping and their pools woud be open swim so we went along and didnt have to pay as we paid at the other pool.
urmston were just as accomodating and they had a permenent hoist fitted over the pool which is good to know although had just thrown self out of the wheelchair and onto the floor and slid into the pool but the hoist is needed for getting out.

had an awesome time,so calming,we had the whole shallow pool to ourselves as everyone was just heading to the main pool.
despite being only the second time to have swum,am able to do the 'doggy paddle' now although only using arms and can do the back stroke but in an adapted way-and not a float in sight,mum just uses the body board now as it gives her more confidence,she is really phobic.

had worked out that once the person starts over thinking and stressing it knocks them off balance and makes them sink,so its about keeping breathing slow and staying calm.

am looking forward to when the school holidays finish as it means the kids will bugger off back to school and the pools will be free for us adults again,as am looking forward to checking out both the manchester aquatic centre [its laned off at evening/night and full of kids during the day during easter holidays]  and DEFINITELY sandcastle waterpark,it just so happens that the day the kids are back in school is the day am due in hospital to get three teeth out under a general anaesthetic and also to help train nursing staff on intelectual disability,shit happens.

heres some photos of self at urmston swimming baths;


Sunday, 13 April 2014

a lifelong goal reached; swimming

on friday,the self, two support staff and mum went along to ivy bank swimming pool, a private swimming pool that can be rented out.
it has been life long wish to swim and go to waterparks but the very severe sensory issues that suffer from also affect ability to have water on skin.

had wore the wet suit and took body board along,and despite never having swum before had soon got the hang of it as its a matter of keeping calm to avoid sinking.
mum was severely phobic of water and had never swum before either beyond trying to take self and sister to a pool when was a toddler,so everyone encouraged her to go in and she really enjoyed it to.

played water volley ball with the staff for a while whilst mum huffed on her e-cig and just lay there drifting which was very calming and helped self to relax.

it was a awesome experience and am going swimming again on monday-with staff and mum,heres some photos.





Saturday, 12 April 2014

getting two pet rabbits!

wooooo.
won a £120 grant from creative support which has paid towards a beautiful double rabbit hutch; it was ninety nine pounds at pets at home.
we got it during the week-flatpacked of course like everything now days and its only just been completed tonight/friday night.
have been buying little bits every day for weeks from pets at home for the rabbits.
am going to visit a sanctuary on saturday morning to start the rabbit aquiring process off, theyve got to make sure am not a rabbit neglecting pyschopath first and then they can come and do a house visit to make sure its not some cow shit slum.

am a big fan of bigger rabbit breeds and hope to get a medium sized rabbit at least,had a semi lop ear many years ago,had asked staff if was allowed one of those that are the size of dogs but am not allowed unfortunately,theres a gorgeous chilled out white mammoth sized rabbit that freely wanders around manchester pets and aquatics in longsight,manchester.

heres a photo of the rabbit cage,after staff finished it-