MS Contin is a strong medication, that assists with chronic pain, it can also make you very drowsy which I have experienced this week. I think that I have slept more than what I have been awake. It does help the pain a little and I guess it also assists you to relax, so that you can rest.
I have not been at school this week because I have not been well, it is a combination of the medication and my disease. I did not get to have physiotherapy either this week which was extremely disappointing, however I know that next week it will be even more beneficial, that is what happens when you miss something one week, you appreciate it more the next time.
This week I said goodbye to my electric wheelchair, as I am having problems with balance and staying upright when sitting, it is no longer beneficial to me. I have many fond memories of special achievements in that wheelchair. The School Athletics Carnival last year doing the 100m and 200m in it and then this year doing the Cross Country.
Despite not been at school, I have tried to do a little research on my English Novel - The Lord of the Flies and I have been working on my Sports Science Assignment, it is difficult though when your eyes just don't want to stay open!
My care nurse Karen came to visit me and check how I was doing, she told me that resting will help me and that is what my body needs to do. She also filled in another sheet with me, like the one I did before, some things have changed since the last time we did that.
There were two rainbows in Canberra this week, I think that rainbows are the most splendiferous and beautiful creations, they give me hope of better days.
Thank you to everyone who has been donating and passing on Jarrett's City2Surf Fundraising page information. He is now over $4000 and with eighty five (85) days until the big event there is more time to really make a difference. He has been training with dedication and a passion, this is so important to him.
Here are some facts again if you want to share them with others to encourage them to donate.
• Many people are unaware that brain cancer is one of the most lethal yet understudied of all cancers.
• It is the leading cancer killer of children and young adults
• Worryingly little is known about this disease, other than some devastating statistics
• No risk factors have been identified and no screening procedures are in place
• It will take $50 billion over the next 30 to 50 years to perhaps find a cure for brain cancer.
• As it receives the least amount of funding of all the cancers, it is only through community donations that we can ever hope of finding a cure
Here is Jarrett's link to his fundraising page again, so you can keep passing it on or just follow how he is doing. Again many, many thanks for your support. http://www.fundraise.city2surf.com.au/Jarrett_Anthoney90
In footy tipping, Nana is still leading, although last week she got the least correct so there is hope yet for Pop and I. My poor Tigers are sitting last on the ladder and the incredible Benji Marshall has been benched for this week. I know that both the Tigers and Benji Marshall will find an inner strength and they will come back fighting, after all they are the Tigers.
'When it rains in my life, I look to the sky, for I know that after the rain, a rainbow appears and makes the day so much brighter'.