30th and 31st May 2010
On a wet Sunday with huge puddles that flooded the stones in our backyard, I tried to keep cosy and warm inside. The rain continued to tumble relentlessly from the dark clouds that filled the sky, I played playstation with Jarrett, then found myself dozing off to sleep. I woke feeling refreshed so I decided to tackle the rest of my maths test, it was difficult and it tired me out but I finished it and I am so proud. I watched MasterChef and was shocked when Matt Preston threw Aaron's pasta on the ground - but after the commercial break he said he threw it because it was magnificent and he didn't want anyone else to eat it. I woke up sore, had pain most of the day and went to bed with discomfort.
Today was supposed to be ACT Schools Cross Country however it was postponed because of the horrific weather, I was so disappointed because I was looking forward to seeing Jarrett run. One word to describe the weather today is glacial. My bones ached constantly and when I tried to take a small step I collapsed, my legs just did not want to hold my body up today. Mum and I had to pay some bills today so we waited until the weather improved but I was so rugged up and I felt like an Eskimo trying to survive in the Arctic. We hurried home to the warmth of the ducted gas heating to defrost our cold bodies. I worked on a special picture to give to Kevin, the Manager of Borders at the Canberra Centre to thank him for letting me be in-store selling and signing my books. I think it is important to thank people who help me along my journey and give them something to treasure in the future to remember me. I was having a delightful, warm shower when I suddenly and unexpectedly had a sharp, agonising pain in my right hand it reduced me to tears and I screamed. Mum massaged it, applied heat and ended up bandaging it to try to give me some form of relief. It is still extremely painful while I am typing this but I have a left hand that works so I am using it, not as expertly as my right but it does.
I had a sensational email from Denis from International Brain Tumour Alliance, he is going to Vienna for a conference and they have a display there, he is taking my book and some flyer's with him, he is also meeting with support groups on his journey there. This is massive, my book could now really reach people overseas, spreading the need for further research and inspiring other people world wide. This is like a rainbow that stretches the longest possible distance and will give light and hope to so many children in the future. Gavin and Ben are organising the flyer's and paypal to receive international payments, we may get a mammoth rush of orders for my book.
Tomorrow I have school and will hand in my Maths test, hoping that I did well on it. Wednesday is a day that I truly look forward to it is the day of my appointment with Hearing Australia and hopefully they will be able to give me aids so that I will be able to hear.
'We can wash all the worries away with hot soapy water then dry them with an optimistic tea towel'