Friday, March 16, 2012

1 year and 1 month

Today marks 13 months since I had brain surgery. It feels like yesterday and like a million years ago all at the same time. This month has seen a lot of new things for me.

As per my previous post, no tumour on my leg *happy dance*. No more physiotherapy for the time being, I am left to my own devices for that until further notice :) I did have my story showcased at (b)human. If you don't know it, want to know more etc. it is over here "Julia's Story"

This weekend is the Twilight Running festival! I am so excited. I am so incredibly overjoyed to be ABLE to do this. I received a new running singlet and a note of thanks in the mail from "Cure Cancer" for fundraising. I couldn't have done it without your help so Thank you all!

Today it seems that we have enough people to form our team for the relay for life as well! I am also totally overjoyed about that. My mother used to do relay for life every year before her lung cancer. She used to Run the Daffodil Ball for the local hospital as well. Its a really big deal for me to be able to do this for her, for my dad and other family members and friends who have won, lost the battle or are still fighting.

I went for a job interview the other week. I haven't heard back from them yet but time will tell. They were lovely people. I had a number of victories that day. I celebrate all the little milestones as they are each important and signs of my improving health and my healing post op. Firstly I didn't get motion sickness on the train going in for the interview. Before surgery it would have been a very big problem for me. I also walked around the city without having a panic attack. I had one a few weeks after I got home from hospital so I was a little concerned that it was going to be a permanent thing but it looks like it isn't :) We went to a bookshop on the way home from the interview and the floor was uneven with hideous fine striped carpet which looked like it was moving every time I moved my head/eyes. I felt like I was going to have a seizure so I left the shop and managed to avoid it. They don't seem like very big things but for me they are.

I don't know where I would be without the support of my family. My husband has been an incredible rock through it all and my youngest son has been amazing.