7th to 13th April 2012
This week heralded the last week of Term 1, how quickly those ten weeks have gone and I have reflected on all that has happened in that short ten week period of time. I had my 14th Birthday, I was diagnosed with a relapse in my spine of my medulloblastoma, my family and I had a terrific time at the Canberra Show, in the ACT Junior Championships I received a Gold Medal in Javelin and a bronze in both Discus and Shot put, I have had five sessions of radiotherapy treatment in Sydney, my Uncle James took me for a special ride in his classic mini and I blew the musical horn all the way up our street, we had a visit from Nana and Pop, Mum, Nalani and I competed in the Women and Girls Fun Run and I achieved a quicker time and higher placing and with Nalani and Mum's assistance I competed in the School Cross Country and was the 1st AWD Athlete as well as that I came 7th in my age group.
I have enjoyed my subjects at School and even though I have been in pain and often exhausted I have managed to do well in those subjects and coped with the demands of the workload. In English this week I worked on some persuasive writing on that too much money is spent on toys and games. In Maths we have now moved on from probability to perimeter, area and volume and in Sports Science we are now doing work on the human body systems, we looked at the skeletal system as well as the muscle system.
In Assembly this week I was both surprised and extremely honoured to be awarded one of the Senior School end of Term Character awards, peers chose who they think has made a special contribution to the school during the Term. I got to sign my name in the special book that is kept at the school and has all the names of the students throughout time who have won it.
Health wise I have had some difficulties this week with pain and tingling down my arms but this has been assisted with physiotherapy, heat, pain killers, rest and massage. Some days are more difficult than others but I always wake up and face the day with a smile on my face and a positive outlook. I remind myself that there are people that are in so much pain who can not get up and those who for whatever reason can not move without assistance. How lucky am I to be able to go to school, do my sport and enjoy the extraordinary beauty of the world outside.
I have my fingers, toes and everything else crossed this week that my West Tigers will win their game against the Panthers. In footy tipping Nana is ahead of Pop by one and ahead of me by two but that could change if Pop or I have a good week. I already have two right this week, as I chose Broncos and Dragons so hopefully my other picks will all be winners.
Next week I have something exciting to look forward to, my Occupational Therapist, Tom has organised an electric wheelchair for me, this will give me more independence and assist me to use less energy so I will hopefully be able to do more in a day than I can now.
May you all have the most splendiferous week and remember to treasure every rainbow moment that occurs in your week, take a picture of it in your mind and keep it there for days that seem difficult.