Friday, February 24, 2012

Listening to books - not drowning

I am not sinking in a sea of self pity ( let go of reading, beloved reading, wonderful books) I am listening to wonderful audio books. I am not drowning in despair ( I cannot tell a lie, I did for just a little while) My eyes no longer working as they once did have allowed me to listen. I am rejoicing in audio books - there is a wealth of them out there - and you can listen to them at any time you have a CD player. I am so happy I have found the audio book. ( tinnitus does not stop you hearing)
I have chosen a selection of audio books to sell if you too are interested in listening.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hosting the Disability Carnival

This is a first for me - hosting the carnival of bloggers. Oh I have joined in once or twice, but never played host.

This carnival is all about first.

I wanted to make this easy to join in. We are such a diverse group. What we all have in common is blogging so I would love everyone to connect in this Disability Carnival with their first blog post. (ordinal number
1: coming before all others in time or order; earliest; 1st: the first post on your site)

If you don't find this appealing then please pick a first to write about from the definitions below:

  • 'first things first'
    important matters should be dealt with before other things: I suggest we get our priorities right—first things first
  • 'from the (very) first'
    from the beginning: she realized it from the first
  • 'at first - at the beginning'
    in the initial stage or stages: at first Hugo tried to be calm
  • 'first and last' everything considered; above all else; altogether: First and last, it is important to know oneself
  • Synonyms of first: earliest, foremost, inaugural, initial, leadoff, maiden, original, pioneer, premier, virgin

So if this is your inaugural attempt to join in the Disability Carnival what do you do?

Just post here, in comments, the link to your first post ever or the post you have written about first. In your post please link back to here. Let everyone know you are joining in. Thanks. The closing date will be March 10.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Random Thoughts

He who conceals his disease cannot expect to be cured”
Ethiopian Proverb

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Invisible disability

Sometimes it is hard living with an invisible disability. Only my specialists understand and actually call it a disability. I have no walking stick or wheelchair, I have no limp or twitch and to all I look well and fit and maybe just a bit overweight. The receptionist at the physio department does not get it, my kids don't get it and my husband does not get it. Even other people with disabilities do not get it as to join this months disability carnival I was expected to talk about my fave ""things that make the world accessible for us."
I guess the only thing I can say is ramps and lifts, at least they are the only things that make my world more accessible. You see I can walk (though not the same as before and I can no longer dance or get down on the floor with my grandchildren) but if I walk too far or up steps the next day I have to lie horizontal. I have a muscle disorder, a form of muscular distrophy that means all my muscles are extremely weak (some more than others).
I also think my main fave thing of accessibilty is my new laptop as I could no longer sit up at the computer due to muscle pain in my neck and shoulders and jaw. With the laptop I can lie down and connect with others all around the blogosphere and they cannot see me and do not know I am lying down and am in constant pain all over. This is how I become Not My Disease on a daily basis.
Here are the links to the Disability Blog Carnival:
Rolling Around In My Head
Disability Blog Carnival #80 is up NOW!