'Never underestimate your potential or your ability. Believe in yourself, persist and when others give in, keep on going'
As many of you know, competing, enjoying myself and inspiring others during the Summer Season doing Interclub, throwing Discus, Javelin and Shot put was important to me.
Well sometimes surprises come your way and I received the hugest and most splendiferous surprise on the weekend when I was awarded the Athletics ACT 2012/13 U16 Female AWD Track and Field Trophy. It was such a huge honour and also very, very humbling.
|The AACT Trophy which I was so humbled and honoured to receive|
On the weekend in absolutely delightful Autumn weather I was also lucky enough to have a lovely afternoon tea with Tass (my number one salesman of my book) and Gloria and my family at Adore Tea at Federation Square. You should have seen the menu, there were so many options. I ended up choosing to have an old fashioned strawberry milkshake. Again they are extraordinary people that I have been fortunate enough to meet through my journey.
I only had school for one day this week as my Grade were gong on Camp. Instead of going on camp, I rested at home and worked on some of my assessments tasks. However I could not do too much as I have begun a new pain medication, the MS Contin. It is a brand of a time-released formulation of morphine sulphate and I have to take it every twelve hours.
I have had nausea and some vomiting, my care team don't think it is from the medication as it is a once off occurrence. If it was from the medicine it would be all the time. One thing that the medicine does do and that is cause constipation, so I have had to increase my dosage of Osmolax.
It has reduced my pain slightly but it has also made me extremely drowsy. I am drifting off to sleep regularly and it makes me also feel just a little hazy.
I met my new Occupational Therapist this week, her name is Bronwen. She is lovely, nothing like Tom who I really miss but she has been very helpful. I now have a new wheelchair which is much higher on the back and you are also able to tilt the back of it so if I am feeling tired then it can be tilted so I can rest. I also have cushioned toilet seat, it makes the gap in the toilet smaller, you see I was virtually falling in every time I went, which was a really uncomfortable feeling.
This week I was also able to have physiotherapy with Kaitlyn, she worked on my ultimately tight and sore neck, gently releasing and massaging it to provide some relief. Then those absolutely marvellous heat packs went on my spine, they are truly magical.
On Tuesday it was Dad's Birthday, we had a lovely day he had the week off work to spend with me and we played a game of upwords and then watched a movie together. We spoilt him with a dinner of Pizza and the ladies at work gave him the most scrumptious coffee cake.
Sunday is Mother's Day, it is a special day to celebrate and thank our mother's for the love and care they have shown us all our lives. Happy Mother's Day to all the extraordinary Mother's who follow my Blog, I hope you have the most splendiferous day and get very spoilt.
I found this poem by an unknown author and I think it is really beautiful.
FOR MY VERY SPECIAL MUM
There are times only when a Mother's love
Thank you so very much to all the people who follow my Blog who have donated to Jarrett's Everyday Hero Fundraising Page. He has been training extra hard and really wants to help me raise as much awareness and as many funds to try to help researchers find a cure for this hideous disease.
Can understand our tears,
Can soothe our disappointments
And calm all our fears.
There are times when only a Mother's Love
Can share the joy we feel
When something we've dreamed about
Quite suddenly is real.
There are times when only a Mother's faith
Can help on life's way
And inspire in us the confidence
We need from day to day.
For a Mother's heart and a Mother's faith
And a Mother's steadfast love
Were fashioned by the Angels
And sent from God above....I love you so much, Mum.
Again here is the link to his page, please keep passing it on to family, friends, businesses, within your work place and at schools. http://www.fundraise.city2surf.com.au/Jarrett_Anthoney90
In footy tipping I am now five behind Nana, she is increasing her lead each week. Perhaps this will not be my year, just like my poor Wests Tigers who are now sitting in last place on the NRL Ladder.
Please know I appreciate all your wonderful comments that you leave on the Blog each week, you are each such an important and special part of my journey.