23rd and 24th May 2010
It was a crisp start to the day on Sunday but the sky was clear and we headed off to running training at the AIS. Jarrett was the only one that could train as Nalani was hobbling along on crutches because of her knee injury. However we still all went for a walk around the perimetre of the AIS, Nalani said she needs to keep fit so came along on crutches, I wonder if there is a category for an athlete on crutches, but she is determined like me.
When we reached the entrance to the AIS building Nalani said her arms were aching from using the crutches so she waited while we got the car and picked her up, I was so proud that she is not giving up and that she still wanted to be active even though she is injured.
The rest of our Sunday was spent organising the last of our packing and cleaning ready for Friday. The house echoes at the moment because the rooms are fairly empty as we have most things packed up on the second level in the living area.
Today is a miserable day, it is so overcast and it is freezing cold. Rain has been forecast for the next few days and I think that it will come tumbling down within the next hour or so. On days like this I too feel miserable, I prefer the sun shinning through even if the air is cold because the sun reminds me of happiness and love whereas the clouds remind me of sorrow and pain.
The pain in my knee, hip, spine and ankle is terrible and even with warmth it just does not seem to subside. I have also had some dizzy spells today and they make you feel really disorientated and just plain weird but I try not to worry or dwell on it because tomorrow is another day and hopefully that will disappear. We had to pick Nalani up from school early today as her knee became sore and swollen during the day.
I have been deciding what to wear to my in-store book signing at Borders on Saturday. I don't think I will be able to wear a wig because as my patches of hair that are growing are quite spikey now and when I wear a wig my head becomes so unbearably itchy that it drives me crazy. I have noticed that some of my hair looks like it has a curl to it which I am excited about but it is not soft like it used to be it feels quite coarse and it is much thinner. I still have my lovely, shiny bald patches and I don't think any hair is going to grow in these spots but I am sure as the hair I do have grows, it will cover these spots.
'Minutes are like grains of sand that slip all too quickly through our fingers, we need to cherish each and every memory of everyday in our lives'