Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

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The Gift of Time

Filed under: Motivation — by Glenda at 1:33 pm on Friday, February 29, 2008

How many times a day do we wish we had more time? More hours in a day or more days in a week to get everything done that we feel we need to do.

Well, the good news is today is that “more time”. Once every four years we receive an extra day, an extra 24 hours. February 29th is the gift of time. What are you doing with this precious gift?

Sorry to cut this post short. I need to grab some lunch before rushing out to an important meeting. It makes me wonder if we would use “more time” any more wisely than the time we are given now .

Have a great weekend!

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Just for Fun

Filed under: Living with a disability — by Glenda at 9:43 pm on Sunday, February 24, 2008

Yesterday I began cleaning out the resource area of my office, making space for new ideas, new energy and new such. Much was dated 1998, 1999, and 2000 and quickly filled the recycle bin – I can find more up-to-date information online if I ever need it, so why hold onto mouldy-smelling papers? It felt good to get rid of that stuff. I have several more bins to fill before I’m done!

But, I did find one postcard that I bought back in university at the campus bookstore. Seeing it still makes me laugh.

Two guys in wheelchairs at the bottom of a set of stairs, one is pointing a gun. They're facing off like in a Western showdown.
“This town ain’t accessible enough for the both of us.”

The cartoon is drawn by John Callahan who became a quadriplegic resulting from a car accident. His cartoons reflect life from his own unique perspective. His sense of humour is dark and oftentimes politically incorrect, but hilarious in a way. Explore his website at your own risk!

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Winter is Over!

Filed under: General — by Glenda at 6:12 pm on Friday, February 22, 2008

I shot this brief video clip from my deck this afternoon. Why? Because I can! Enjoy the sunshine.

There’s no captioning because there’s only background noise: traffic, crows cawing and such.

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Discussing Health Professionals Withholding Info Critical to Premie Babies at the Readers’ Cafe

Filed under: Readers Cafe — by Glenda at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Chris Darling

Hi and welcome to Readers’ Café – the place to gather and to share.

The plan is to interview and chat with a featured guest on some aspect of disability and/or accessibility, and then have readers join in the discussion.

Today’s featured guest is Chris Darling – a metal, stone and wood artisan, folk radio host and father to an adorable six year old daughter Kiki who, along with her twin brother Quinn (who lived 16hour 40 minutes), entered the world at 26.5 24.5 weeks gestation. This began a long journey of near- death operations, shunts and, eventually, a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Unfortunately, the professionals paid to support parents during this difficult and exhausting time provided very little information. Chris and his wife Magda were left on their own to navigate this unknown world of medical terms, procedures and services.

Chris has kindly offered to share his story today in hopes someone will see it and pass the information onto loved ones that services are available, but only if they make arrangements to “consume” them.

I invite you to come in, relax and join in the conversation. Hit your internet browser’s REFRESH button to see new comments as others join in the conversation. All that I ask is that you respect others and keep it relatively family-friendly. Also, keep in mind that this is a public space, so share what you feel comfortable sharing publicly.

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Today at Readers Cafe: Health Professionals Withholding Info Critical to Premie Babies

Filed under: Readers Cafe — by Glenda at 1:08 am on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Chris Darling

Chris Darling is a metal, stone and wood artisan, folk radio host and father to an adorable six year old daughter Kiki who, along with her twin brother Quinn (who lived 16hour 40 minutes), entered the world at 26.5 weeks gestation. This began a long journey of near-death operations, shunts and, eventually, a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Unfortunately, the professionals paid to support parents during this difficult and exhausting time provided very little information. Chris and his wife Magda were left on their own to navigate this unknown world of medical terms, procedures and services.

Chris has kindly offered to share his story at this week’s Readers’ Café in hopes someone will see it and pass the information onto loved ones that services are available, but only if they make arrangements to “consume” them. Please join us right here on Wednesday, February 20th, at 4-7pm pacific time to here how Chris and his wife had to advocate very early on for their daughter’s life because health care professionals are coached to cloak information and to not return phone calls.

Hope you can join us. Feel free to tell your friends. This interview may provide information that will help someone you know.

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