23rd to 29th April 2011
I hope that everyone had a splendiferous Easter break with the long, long weekend this week has been a quiet one which has gone so very quickly. I was fortunate enough to receive some of my favourite chocolates which are Lindt, they just melt in your mouth, filling it with the most scrumptious taste. It was a week to relax and enjoy time with the family which was a welcome break after our busy week last week. Our weather during the break was a mixed bag, with sunshine one day and clouds that threatened to pour raining however only released tiny drops of rain, to icy cold winds and what appeared to be sleet.
Even though most people had time off and relaxed, Jarrett still did his running training, now that is dedication! On Easter Saturday he did hills, Sunday he went for an hour run, Tuesday was a half hour run, Wednesday was a 40 minute run and then Thursday was training with the squad. I think he is wonderful, he really loves his running it is so important to him, I don't think there are many people that have the dedication he has.
Many people spent time in their gardens over the break and we did the same, I planted new plants in my fairy garden this time I put polyanthums in, they are a variety of colours so should look truly beautiful when they bloom, I also found a garden arch at Bunnings that was really cheap so I asked Dad if we could get it, I am going to grow a plant over the top of it, it is at the top of the stairs that lead to my fairy garden.
We had a lovely visit from Stuart and Meryl they are special people in my life and Stuart shares many of his experiences with me which helps me to continue to remain positive in my journey. Then the Easter break was over and we only had a few more days of school holidays left.
Dad's Birthday is coming up on 7th May, so Mum, Nalani, Jarrett and I went shopping to Brand Depot and DFO to find some lovely gifts for him. We also did some Mothers Days shopping for Nana. I have also been making some special cards for Mum and Dad for both of their special days which come one after the other.
Every day I continue to do my physiotherapy exercises building my muscles hoping to be able to run again in the future. Today I have physiotherapy with Rhiannon and I think she will be extremely impressed with the work I have been doing.
Nalani is now jogging, she does exceedingly well when jogging on the spot but when she starts to jog in a straight line she seems to limp a little, I think this will change though as she practises more and become stronger, she goes to the gym at least three times a week for an hour. She so desperately wants to return to her running, she also enjoys it and finds it helps her with her study load.
Next week is back to school, I also had a telephone call that a visiting oncologist from Sydney wants to see me to discuss my latest MRI results as well as blood results, that appointment is next Thursday, then the week after on the Monday I have to go into hospital for the glycogon stimulation testing as well as a couple of other tests they now want to do to investigate pituitary function. I have a lung function test on 17th May to check my lung function following chemotherapy as many children who have certain types of chemotherapy have lung problems. I have this feeling that this Term is going to be a busy but exciting one and also one that will bring new challenges.
I think that constant kindness can accomplish the most wonderful things in the world, like the sun making snow and ice melt, kindness can eliminate hate, mistrust, anger and misunderstanding. Be kind to all those around you this coming week and the sun will shine on your life always.