28th January to 3rd February 2012
As rain inundates much of Eastern Australia and temperatures have plummeted here in Canberra along with the rain that has made everything so lush and green, but soggy, I have had a busy week full of many appointments.
As school draws ever so close, I had a meeting about School and classes this year, I know that Year 9 is so much more demanding academically than what I was used to in Years 6-8 which is Middle School and I am hoping that I will be able to cope with the new demands of the more difficult work as well as a whole new timetable. In Year 9 you have a Week A and a Week B so your classes are not the same every single week. There has also been a change from a seven period day to a five period day so the lessons are all longer than what I am used to. Next Tuesday is an orientation morning where I will find out more information about the timetable as well as who my teachers are. It is a very exciting but also nervous time for me.
I had physiotherapy this week again and Kaitlyn loosened my tight and sore muscles in my legs and foot as well as the left side of my pelvis. My neck had been giving me some grief so she also used heat to give that just a little relief. My foot is now healing so I am going to throw in the ACT Junior Championships with my foot heavily taped to provide support for it. I have to go back next week again to have my neck worked on a little more intensely.
My MRI of my spine was also done this week, there were no problems with the machine this time so I got in quickly. Part way through the scans a doctor came in an inserted a cannula into my left hand, he tried my right arm at the elbow bend but with no success you see my vein is extremely scared as it has been used for so many tests that it just can not be used any more. So the doctor told me to let anyone taking blood or inserting medication that that vein is not to be used. My veins are only tiny and I had to have a heat pack put on my hand to make the veins come up more and then it was much easier and less painful for the insertion of the cannula. More scans were taken after the contrast was injected and then it was all over. It went for an hour, which is longer than usual for one of the spine because they took extra scans. My Brain MRI disk and report as well as the one from my spine has been taken to Sydney for my team there to review.
Today I have my dietitian appointment, it has been ages since I got to see her because my last appointment was cancelled by them. She was going to have me do a special elimination diet over the Christmas break but I missed out on that, so maybe she will look at doing that now.
I have still been experiencing some terrible headaches but they are certainly not as constant as they were when I was on the Growth Hormones. I still remain off the Growth Hormones until the doctors in Sydney have reviewed my MRI's. Then a decision will be made as to whether I will take them at a lower dose, slowly increasing them to the high dose I was on or for me to be taken off them completely.
With the cooler, wet weather I have played board games this week, I really enjoy playing Pay Day and Upwords they are fun games which can last quite a while and help the time go by on miserable days.
I will be doing footy tipping again this year with Nana and Pop, I am hoping that this year will be the year of the Tigers, they were so close last year but did not quite make it.
At ACT Junior Championships, Jarrett is running in the 1500m, it is his first race back after injury, he is hoping he will be able to run a personal best and Nalani is throwing shot put with me. The weather is definitely not very favourable for personal bests but we will have to wait and see how we go.
Each and every day I am so grateful to open my eyes and greet the day, there are so many possibilities and opportunities to embrace. I wish you all a splendiferous week and hope that it is filled with many rainbow moments.