A bit of a blip

Well guys all I can say if that I’m not even really sure where to start with today’s post. I fully intended to update you all a bit more about that hip pain that’s been bothering me for the last six months or so and the x-rays that I had done because of it, but then life got in the way. Well, by life I mean that I found myself contending with hip pain that was making me wish that someone could remove my left leg from my hip joint for a couple of hours just to give me a break, a pretty painful ear infection that felt me feeling pretty yucky, and to top it all off I’ve got a wisdom tooth trying to come through. It’s been cutting its way through my gum on and off since my first year at university (otherwise known as the end of 2009) so part of me wishes it would just hurry up and get a move on.

So, anyway, moaning aside, I spent most of last week feeling pretty drained and a bit grumpy and I put whatever brain power I had into trying to keep on top of my goal to take part in National Novel Writing Month, which challenges people to write 50,000 words of fiction in the 30 days of November. I won’t lie, I did get a little behind schedule (okay, quite a bit behind) in the middle of last week, but somehow, and don’t ask me how, I’ve managed to get myself back on track. Yay me!

The novel idea that I’m working on trying to make a good start on this November is about a 16 year-old living with Cerebral Palsy as she navigates the world of growing up, relationships and dealing with the impact her disability has on my life. While the character herself isn’t me in fictional form or anything, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about my own disability over the last few days. This has been even more prominent  seeing as I think I’ve had more ‘bad CP days’ over the last few months than I’ve had in the last few years and I think a lot of you know that I’m not very happy about that but I’m trying to deal with it and keep going, although I really, really want to get my hip sorted out my because it’s really, really starting to tick me off now to say the least.

I still don’t know if anything will ever come of the writing that I’m working on right now. Maybe it will, maybe it won’t. I think it would be nice if it did, but it’s too early for me to say if I think it will be good enough to show to the rest of the world one day or not. Right now, it’s helping me out in more ways that one so that’s good enough for the moment, as for the future, we’ll just have to wait and see.

in other news my hip x-ray came back fine, which is a good thing and I’m really happy about it obviously, but it still doesn’t answer the question for why it’s been playing up, but I’m seeing my physio later this week so hopefully we can come up with a plan to find out.

Sorry if this post has been a bit of a  ramble, but thanks for listening, I really appreciate it


Nic xx

10 thoughts on “A bit of a blip

  1. Hi Nic, that all sounds rubbish hope you are feeling better and pain free soon. Think you and I are having a lot of similar experiences! ( remember you were talking about falling – just after I had fallen ?) It appears the similarities or coincidencies continue, lol. I had a wisdom tooth taken out last week ( I’m old, lol ) and have been in quite a bit of pain too. Have also been cracking on with my attempt at a first novel, though not for a competition. Think first attempt is a learning process, for me anyway! It’s taking me a lot longer though! Anyway good luck with the writing and all the rest going on! X


    1. Thank you. Wow, we do seem to almost be mirroring each other a lot lately. I’v hard getting wisdom teeth taken out really hurts so I hope you feel better soon.

      Good luck with your novel. Take it as slow and steady as you need to, just take it one word at a time and it might end up coming on faster than you think.

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  2. Hi Nicola, hope you’re feeling better and out of pain really soon! Your novel idea sounds brilliant and I sincerely hope it goes amazing! x


  3. Hope the physio helps to sort out your hip pain soon being in pain makes bad cp days even worse! Your novel idea sounds great!! I think there needs to be a lot more awareness of disability in literature and the media, especially from our point of view with cp….. Hopefully it could help people understand more and change some of the common misconceptions people have..


  4. Aren’t dreams like these goals that you haven’t met yet? 🙂
    I’d love to write a book, but wouldn’t know where to start… I did do some work experience at a local paper in the last year of school and the first year of college and got some articles published which was nice….


    1. Seeing your name on a byline is amazing. Just one of the things I loved about my degree. I love just opening a blank word document or notebook and seeing what comes out


      1. It was great!!! Going into the newsagents and picking up the paper with my articles in it with my photo was surreal! and the next football match I went to and chatting with people I sat near (some I knew, some I didn’t) about what they thought – what they agreed with and what they didn’t was interesting. I decided later on the a career in journalism wasn’t for me, bit it was a fantastic learning experience.


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