2nd December 2010
A wonderful follower on my Blog reminded me of what Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz said, that there is no place like home and that is so very true. My latest journey is like having being lost in another world where it was so dark and terrifying, I was so scared and confused and then finally I was seeing a light that kept getting brighter the closer I got to it and that light was the warmth and love of my family and home, I am now safe and happy.
I am not going to say much about what has happened to me other than I would say the whole experience was more terrifying and upsetting than going through Chemotherapy. I have put it in the past though and have grown from it.
It is so wonderful to be writing again, I missed it so much, it is an important part of my life and it gives me strength, I have decided though that I will update my Blog each week so it will not affect my health. Raising awareness about Brain Tumours will always be a goal I have, having goals in your life helps you to achieve your dreams.
I have been back at school and I am now looking forward to the challenges and successes of the school year next year and hopefully I will be able to be there more than the past couple of years, although continuing doctors appointments will keep me away some times.
Now I am back home I have been able to use my rollator, it supports me when I walk and helps me to build up my muscles that have deteriorated so much from having to stay in bed continually for the weeks I was in hospital. My right foot is still painful from the stress fractures as I begin to put weight on it again but my determination to be out of my wheelchair next year and more mobile helps me overcome it.
Christmas is getting so close, it is the most wonderful time of the year because it is about giving and loving, it is a family time and a time to reach out to others. Putting our Christmas tree up and decorating it was such a special ocassion for me this year.
Nalani has her knee surgery on 10th December, she is looking forward to having it done at last but is becoming a little nervous so I have been trying to help her not feel so afraid. I think if you try to always be positive and relaxed through situations that are stressful or upsetting it can really make a difference.
We have been having dismal weather here in Canberra, the rain has been falling from the skies continuously for a week, the grass is so green and our dams are abundant but as it is now Summer it would be marvellous to have just a little sun shinning through those thick, heavy rain clouds and smiling on our days.
Thank you to everyone who has continued to follow my journey, you are all very special and I am so inspired by all of you.