17th to 23rd March 2012
After resting for a week to recover from my radiotherapy treatment it was back to school this week. As we are in week seven at school it has been a time of tests and assignments. I had a Maths test which was on our unit of indices and we have now moved onto a unit on probability. I also had a Sports Science test on fitness and health. In English we watched the movie Tomorrow When the War Began, it was quite different to the book but I still really enjoyed watching it and seeing the characters grow and develop as the movie progressed. We learnt a new term about analysing a scene it is called 'Mise-en-scene'. This refers to everything that appears before the camera and its arrangement like composition, sets, props, actors, costumes and lighting. It also includes the positioning and movement of the actors on the set.
I had a visit from my Occupational Therapist, I have a new one and he is really terrific, he is going to help me to be able to do things at school and home that I am having trouble with, with the assistance of special equipment. He is going to visit again next week and we are going to try some equipment out.
Since having my radiotherapy I have found that my pain has reduced although not gone completely and at times it does become worse. I am still a little tired from the treatment but I am determined not to let that stop me from doing the activities I really love.
I am hoping to be able to compete in my School Cross Country next month and also the Women and Girls Fun Run which I participated in last year and had lots of fun, it is a 5km event and you can run or walk. OvCan ACT is the official charity partner for this event, they are a small not for profit organisation that was established eight years ago to raise local awareness about the symptoms of ovarian cancer. This type of cancer is one of the most lethal of the gynaecological cancers and affects around 1200 women each year in Australia. In this event only women and girls can enter and there are prizes for various age categories and other special categories.
Autumn has truly arrived in Canberra, with the weather cooling down significantly and the leaves on the trees are beginning to change colour, amongst the green leaves there are some golden yellow leaves peeping through. I found out that as Autumn approaches and the weather gets colder the trees realise that winter is near so they get ready. A thin layer of cells grows over the waters tubes int he leaves and closes them up in preparation for Winter, no more water can get into the leaf. Without the water the green chlorophyll starts to disappear and the other colours in the leaf, like yellow can finally be seen, so really the leaves don't turn a certain colour, they just lose their green.
In Footy Tipping Nana has now slipped into the lead, but only by just one point to Pop and then I am one point behind him. I have already got the two games right from last night so hopefully that will help me catch up.
May your week ahead be filled with many rainbow moments and may you open your eyes wide, enjoy the beauty of nature and find something to make you smile, by smiling it is like having the sun shine in your day despite any hurdles that may come your way.