14th to 20th July 2012
Last week was so splendiferous, yet very draining for me and I was extremely surprised when a story appeared in our local newspaper on Saturday. I was so excited that they talked about my book and my hopes but can you imagine my surprise when they also mentioned my 'special list'. People have then come forward and asked me if I would like to do some of the activities. I have felt so humbled by their offers of generosity, also a little embarrassed as I do not really think I deserve it, I am sure there are people who are far worse off than I am. However I do truly appreciate the kindness of these amazing people. My greatest wish in this whole wide world is to help raise enough funds and awareness to one day find that elusive cure for brain tumours.
This is the link to The Canberra Times story if those of you how live interstate or overseas would like to read it http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/inspiring-teens-special-list-20120713-221nz.html.
Through the story on WIN Television, City News and The Canberra Times book sales have been incredible. Mum has been a wonderful secretary answering the many inquiries about how to purchase it. From the initial one hundred books, I have just eleven left and yesterday the amazing Anna delivered the last one hundred copies. My goal is still to have them all sold out by the end of August. Thank you to those many Blog followers who have purchased copies of my book, I hope that you really love it and hope that I am getting a message across with it.
Apart from book sales I have had a fairly quiet week apart from my regular physiotherapy appointment. Kaitlyn this week worked on my foot as well as my spine. My right foot is so painful, I am not able to put weight on it without it hurting terribly and if I put just a little, my legs become so very wobbly and my lower back becomes really painful also. Kaitlyn tried putting a piece of foam and taping it under my foot near my big toe, it seemed to help at first but then the pain and wobbles came back.
I worked on my beginner coaching course again, this time it was about injury management, I aced it, 100% first go. I guess I had an advantage with both Mum and Nalani injured I was really familiar with how to treat and injury and of course from my own experiences. Now I just have one more module to finish and then I will obtain my certificate, I am so excited.
Nalani has been completing an intensive Certificate III in Fitness Course during these holidays and she has passed with flying colours. She is now able to do fitness assessments on people and write them up programs, she can also run group classes. I am so proud of her, she really loves what she is doing and now next term she is continuing her remedial massage course and also doing an intensive Certificate IV in Fitness.
Jarrett has been fantastic also these holidays spending time not only looking after me but also Mum and Nalani, he is a very caring brother. He has a race this Saturday, it is a 5km Cross Country Point Score event, he is hoping to do well, although during training on Sunday, he pulled up with a tight calf which has bothered him all week. It is only five weeks until National Cross Country in Adelaide so hopefully he can get it sorted out quickly. I think he is missing Nalani's massages, she is not able to do them with her knee, I miss them they really assist me with pain relief.
Term 3 commences next week, I am looking forward to an exciting term, I think in Sports Science I will be doing something about the Olympics, which I can hardly wait to start watching and cheering on our Australian athletes. Hopefully Maths will be something with not too much writing or working out and I know that in English we are continuing work on Romeo and Juliet.
In Footy tipping I am still ahead but Nana is holding on and Pop is still in the running. I was so pleased to see the Tigers have a win, hopefully now they will win every game and make their way back up the ladder so that they can play in the final series.
The other night I was listening to music which I do at bedtime to try to help with my tinnitus and I heard a Good Charlotte song called 'Standing Ovation' I really loved the words I heard and to end this Blog entry I would like to share these with you - We're alive, now let's just take our time, now let's just make the most of every day we have, the most of every moment, we're alive. Now let's not waste our time, now let's just make the most of every breath we take, the most of every second we're alive, oh, 'cause we're alive.