An Update…

Hello readers!

I know, I know I have been slacking lately in my writing recently but have been relatively busy and having stuff to deal with!

Firstly, I went away for a few days whilst my parents enjoyed a mini-break in Prague (lucky things!),  A friend of mine, kindly offered to let me stay with her, and I had a great time – it was lovely to have a break from the house, also known as ‘my prison’ and basically have a change of scenery.  The day my parents went away, was all a bit of a rush as in the morning I had an appointment at my local GP’s office for a wheelchair.  Now I am all measured up for my own wheelchair which I am hoping will give me more independence and will enable me to go out for longer periods of time.

And after, I came back from my break the hunt began for a personal assistant for myself.  An employee whom I can hire via a grant given by the local council.  With this I can employ a person to support me and take me on trips into the community and so on.

And yesterday I had two interviews with the applicants whom applied for the position – both were excellent and were extremely nice, as well as experience caring for others.  And now I have chosen one with whom I felt more rapport.  And soon I will be going out more, and really looking forward to start swimming regularly at my local swimming pool, hoping that it will help with the spasticity in my legs and ease the severe discomfort.

Oh, and I nearly forgot to mention that I have been nominated for a 2012 WEGO Health Activist Award!!  I have been nominated in the ‘Miss/Mr Congeniality Award’ which is awarded ‘to someone who always has a kind word, a positive note, and a virtual hug’!!

So, whoever it was who nominated me thank you so much!!

P.S.: And for all my readers I have recently set up a Facebook Page!!  If you click on the ‘like’ button on the Facebook widget, which can be found on the right hand side of the page and you can get updates on everything happening with the blog or myself concerning my illness straight to your Facebook timeline!!  So click ‘like’ today so you don’t miss out on the latest news!!



4 thoughts on “An Update…

  1. Sounds as if you made a huge step forward by having hired a personal assistant and getting a wheelchair! Your quality of life will so much increase with it, I’m sure, and I’m happy for you 🙂

    • Thank you Barbara 🙂

      We haven’t know each other long but you have been a great support, so thank you 🙂

      I am hoping the wheelchair and personal assistant will improve my quality of life, can’t wait to be able to get out more, and do things such as swimming which I haven’t been able to do due to my parents shifts and other commitments.

      Take Care x

  2. Rhiann! I am SO proud of you. What you have done in these last few months is amazing. I realize that some of these things are not always in your comfort zone, but growth comes when you test yourself! Keep pushing.

    Much love,

    P.S. Congrats on your nomination!:) WHOOP.

    • Thank you SO much Marissa. You are one of my many big supporters and I am blessed to have found a friend as caring, generous and loyal as you are. I know we will be friends for many years to come!


      Rhiann x

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