18th to 24th December 2010
Christmas Eve is here, I hope that everyone has been nice so that Santa will bring you a special treat, it is also a time to reflect about the birth of a very precious baby, the baby Jesus. I have my stocking ready to put out, fresh carrots for the reindeer and a delicious treat for Santa.
This week has been a busy one it began with me using my rollator at the AIS while Jarrett was doing track work and I was able to walk from the two hundred metre start to the water steeple jump, a distance of about forty metres and then back.
In the afternoon I had a splendiferous game of Upwords with Gloria and Rosy, they had never played it before and we had a fabulous time playing it, it really is a fantastic game. I wonder if any of you will get it in your Christmas Stockings.
I have been dedicatedly working on my physiotherapy circuit of exercises that Rhiannon gave me to do and feel a little stronger every single day, that puts a humungous smile on my face and makes me feel so proud of myself.
On Monday I saw my Paediatrician and he was so impressed with my progress with my mobility, he has taken me off the phosphate supplements as my blood test showed an improvement in my levels, he is organising my MRI to be done prior to an oncology review and lumbar puncture in Sydney on 1st February. An issue that has to be watched is my height as I have not grown as I should be and that is a side effect of the high doses of radiotherapy that I had to have during my treatment, my paediatrician will continue to monitor this.
We have had quite a few visitors this week which reminds you that Christmas time is a time when people take the time to see those that they care about. I also sang some Christmas Carols as a gift to my family and Jarrett was my supporting act with his terrific version of We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
Nalani's knee is looking much better than it first did and she is working hard on her physiotherapy exercises hoping that in the New Year she will be able to bend her knee rather than having it straight all the time and so limited in what she can do.
Nana and Pop arrived from Queensland, Canberra is going to be much drier than Queensland for Christmas so I am so glad that they made it here safely. Today we spent the day cooking lots of scrumptious treats for Christmas. We made Coconut Ice, Vanilla Kisses, Mini Chocolate Biscuit Puddings, Dips, Chocolate Cake Pops, Apple Turnovers and my masterpiece was a Christmas Tree Meringue Tower which I have put a photograph of on this entry. I was exhausted by the end of our cooking day, but I had so much fun whilst doing it, everyone joined in and helped. Now all that is left is to eat it all over the next few days, I can hardly wait to taste it all.
Well, Christmas Eve is here and I have had such a huge day, it is now time for me to head off to bed, I hope you all have a very joyous and blessed Christmas.