4th to 10th December 2010
This last week has been a busy one, it was the last week of school which is rather disappointing, I wish I had been able to do the full Term but there is always next year to enjoy. I feel so fortunate to have had a teacher who nurtured, encouraged and supported me, she is leaving and will be greatly missed by the School.
I had to go to see my General Practitioner this week as I had a burning, irritated throat, was running a fever and had a frightful cough, I felt dreadful but he put me on a course of antibiotics ones which also cover whopping cough as it is going around and he did not want to risk me getting that. My throat has improved, my fever has gone but I still have a nasty cough but am hoping it will disappear soon.
I have been practising my walking with my rollator and doing my physiotherapy exercising which Rhiannon who I think should be known as Super Rhiannon because she is incredible gave me to do on Monday. My stress fractures continue to heal but are still painful sometimes but I just try to ignore the pain and stop if it becomes too severe. I think Rhiannon was so excited when I walked into the physiotherapy room using my rollator, hey I am a little off balanced and limp and I am definitely not perfect but I am doing my very best.
This week I also found out that Sydney want me to have my MRI here in Canberra before the 4th January when they wish to see me again. I will only go to Sydney for one day and see my Oncologist and have my lumber puncture in same day. Then in April, I have a huge review which will mean I have to spend a week or longer there.
Today was Nalani's knee surgery, we had to be at the hospital by 7.30am, then her surgery was scheduled for 9am but she did not get operated on until 11.45am. The surgeon did a MPFL Repair and was extremely happy with the outcome, he even gave Nalani photographs from the actual surgery showing her what he had done, it was really amazing. She has a large knee brace on her leg, it has a special adjustment on the side that is set at zero degrees because she has to keep it straight. She was excited that it was only a repair because it will be a quicker recovery for her, she is able to walk on her leg but has to also rest it as much as possible. Poor Nalani though has been feeling a bit nauseous though, it could be from the surgery or from the strong pain killers she is on which are morphine based. Hopefully after a good night sleep tonight she will wake up tomorrow feeling much better. She was very brave and she told me she thought about a card that I had given to her and that inspired her.
The rain has finally stopped, the deluge we have received has been incredible, everywhere is so brilliantly green and water is abundant but it has also caused flooding which has damaged businesses and homes.
Christmas is only fifteen days away, it is a time to reflect and to give to others let us all open our hearts to those that have been through difficult times or who are struggling this Christmas.