2nd to 8th June 2012
The sun is shinning brilliantly in the crystal clear, sparkling blue Winter sky, I love the warmth, it makes me smile and takes away some of my pain. This week I am still unwell and have not been able to attend school, I have been back to the doctors who has put me on another lot of antibiotics, I still have infection in my left ear, fortunately my chest is clear of infection now however my lungs are tight so I have to use asthma puffers.
With being ill I have spent much of my time resting, doing some school work when I feel well enough, some reading and watching some DVD's. We had some atrocious weather during the week, massively gusty winds combined with heavy rain and temperatures which dipped below double figures for the maximum. We were not the only ones with dreadful weather, Sydney really suffered severely from the winds and storms.
Last Saturday Nalani ran in a Cross Country Pointscore event, the skies looked gloomy and opened up just as she began to run. It was a 4km race at Weston Park, she ran extremely well, she was 8th overall and was the fourth female. When she finished her shoes were steaming from the heat of her feet and the icy cold rain that was falling.
It was Jarrett's 17th Birthday on Monday, he was not well with a virus so could not do too much, however he did enjoy a pizza dinner and a delicious ice cream cake to celebrate his special occasion. His illness stopped him from running in the ACT Schools Cross Country Championships, if he ran with an infection, he could of faced more severe illness. Based on his excellent performances at other events hopefully he will still have a chance of being selected to represent the ACT at Nationals later this year.
I had a very special visitor on Sunday, my best friend from school, Emily, who moved to Sydney. It was so lovely to see her, her sister Jess and her Mum. Unfortunately she could not stay too long because I was unwell but she is hoping to make a return visit in another month.
On Tuesday I had physiotherapy with Kaitlyn, I was so relieved to be able to see her, as I had not had it the week before because I was just not well enough. She released my spine which was twisted to the left and right, she also released my neck which was rather stiff, then I had the wonderfully warm and soothing heat packs on my back. I will not know have physiotherapy for another two weeks as Kaitlyn is going on a special holiday, however she has left instructions for Nalani and she will be able to massage me.
I also had a visit from Wendy, my wonderful CNC from Sydney Children's Hospital, she visited with Sally my special nurse in Canberra and they were checking on how I was and it has been decided to increased my dosages of my pain killer called oxycodone. It does make me feel rather drowsy but apparently I will get used to the higher dosage and it will not make me as drowsy but it will help my pain a little more. Oxycodone is an opioid narcotic pain reliever similar to morphine. Oxycodone is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
I am catching up in Footy Tips, only two behind Nana now, poor Pop has fallen quite a bit behind but you never know, he may have a few really good weeks and catch up. I was so excited that the Tigers won last week 40-0 beating the Raiders, I would have loved to have shared the excitement but was just not well enough to be there. I hope that their success continues, their early season storm is now turning into a rainbow.
In the next couple of weeks I hope to be sharing some extremely splendiferous news with you all, it is another way that we can raise funds for the Brain Tumour Fund as well as something very special for me.
May you all stay well, warm and spread happiness to others who come into your lives.