26th February to 4th March 2011
My dreadful cold continued over the weekend, I felt so ill and energy depleted, I thought going to running training on Sunday in the fresh air would be beneficial. The weather was so pleasant and it certainly did feel as though I was more energised so I decided to do some walking with my rollator, I felt rather comfortable as a finished the first lap and decided I would go for a second, that was probably not the best idea because as I neared the final two hundred metres of the second lap, my chest felt tight, asthma like, I pushed on to finish but them rested, perhaps I had over done it. That is twice now that I have completed eight hundred metres, I am now hoping to push forward and eventually achieve those 3km in my School Cross Country.
I tried to do homework but found myself just wanting to sleep, so that is exactly what I did and when I woke I felt much better but when I started on my homework again I began to feel ill again. I get frustrated now by illness, I feel like I don't have time to be ill.
My cold seemed to get worse on Sunday night, I did not sleep well as I was kept awake coughing, it was a dry, annoying cough that also made my throat and chest hurt. First thing Monday morning Mum made a doctors appointment for me. He found that I had an upper respiratory infection as well as a middle ear infection, I was put on antibiotics and told to stay away from school for the week. My immunity is low so whilst I am ill I am more prone to picking up any other illness that may be going around. He also wants me to have a number of blood tests to check out a few other things like whopping cough and pneumonia.
So this week I have spent sleeping, taking my medication, taking panadol for pain, headaches and fever and coughing. My cough has now become loser and seems to hurt my chest more, it is at its worst early in the morning and at night, so I have had many restless nights sleep unfortunately. I was given a repeat on my antibiotic which I will need to take.
I found with my middle ear infection that my already affected balance became so much worse, just standing on the spot I thought I was going to tip over just like a bowling pin. I have attempted to do some school work but really just can't concentrate. Oh dear, I sound like I am feeling sorry for myself, but I just want to feel better and it seems to be taking a long time.
On Monday I will go for my blood tests, back to school and hopefully each day I will see some improvement. Next weekend Jarrett is running in the Australian Youth Championships in the 3000m, I love watching him run and cheering him on, I am so proud of him and he really inspires me with his dedication and marvellous sportsmanship so I had better be felling well.
Nalani goes back to her surgeon on Monday also, she now has her brace off all the time and is almost walking normally. She is riding the exercise bike forwards instead of backwards and the physiotherapist is extremely pleased with her progress. She is hoping that the surgeon will now allow her to gradually return to sport. It looks like she will be walking or jogging the Cross Country rather than running also this year.
I received some upsetting news this week that a friend of mine who was kind and caring when I was bullied at my old school was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. It has made me question again why all the most extraordinary people seem to have been dealt difficult journey's in life while those who are cruel and hurtful go through life getting everything they want.
In some exciting news, money that was raised from a Golf Day has been sent to the Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation Brain Tumour Fund, it means so much to me to have been part of many substantial donations in the hope of further research to one day find a cure for children who have been diagnosed with brain tumours.
Autumn is here now, I love how all the trees leaves change colour, fall to the ground, swirling and twirling as if to a sympony of music, it is truly a magical time. I need to rest now but thank you to everyone who continues to follow my Blog and those new to following, I hope that I can inspire you all in some small way.