Thursday, August 27, 2015

Things aka 4 years 7 months

"When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it"

By the time my monthly post rolls around, there will be more things to think that I can honestly remember.


I had the very great joy to spend some time with +Kim Robertson +Richard Bell +Leigh Wheeler the lovely +Lady Fran W and our associated children on a photographic adventure at Wellington Point. This was followed by a brilliant BBQ. It was an absolute blast and I look forward to more!
My 'baby' James had a rather unfortunate experience with a cat. The cat scratch his eye. It had a pretty fabulous triangular bit out of it. Luckily it didn't rupture his eye. We go back to the hospital tomorrow to see if he will need surgery to fix the last bit up. It has been healing quite nicely since the ointment, anti inflammatory drops and antibiotic drops have been used.

Last week I had an adventure of the frightening sort. I was on the train on the way to my muscular skeletal specialist. I suddenly had massive chest pain that went through to my back, down my arm and up into my jaw. Initially I thought, 'I should get help' then I thought, 'Don't be silly you'll be fine. Then I thought 'You should really play it safe' Then I thought 'Just make it to the appointment and go from there' I was thinking too many thoughts and needed to get some advice/back up. I wonderful gave me the calm and sensible assessment I needed to act responsibly. I got off at the next station and calmly asked for an ambulance. To make this story shorter and far less dramatic, I didn't have a heart attack or a blot clot. The pain was from costochondritis. It is a fab little thing I have had for quite a while now. Seven months of coughing does seem to upset things a bit.

Kim and I went away for a little time out time together for our 19th wedding anniversary. It was nice to spend some time together just us with no plans schedules or expectations. Rest and relaxation were had. Enjoyment of each other as people was had. It was a beautiful couple of days.




My little brother has moved into his new house with his wifey. Big things for them now. The entire flat they have been living in can fit on the deck at the new house!

I have recently joined Vanessa Swift's company HandUp Creatives. My project at the moment is getting an event called 'Tunes for Tumours' up and running for February next year. The profits will go to the Peace of Mind Foundation. There will be other events including the annual 'Celebration of the Female Form'. I am really enjoying the job and finding charities to donate event proceeds to.

I went in to volunteer for Griffo's Challenge at 6 am on Friday morning. The fun run was to raise funds for Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.A fabulous $200K was raised! I got to have a quick chat and hug from Charlie. I came home after planning to get in a shower and some sleep before heading back in to attend an interview with Charlie Teo. He was the surgeon who saved my life. I was pretty exhausted when I got home and went to nap for a while. When I woke up I was too tired to even think about getting in the shower and getting dress in the half hour I had before I had to get on the bus to go in. I decided not to go. It was pretty disappointing. I had been looking forward to the event and more importantly attending with my awesome husband +Kim Robertson 

The last few days I have been on a bit of an emotional roller coaster. The fright last week from the damage to James' eye and my little hospital adventure shook me up a bit. At the same time I am thrilled my little brother and his wife are finally out of there tiny flat and into their new house. I am glad to have played some small part in getting them there. I have been in some pretty nasty pain the last couple of days which has impacted on my mood pretty significantly. I saw my specialist and had approximately 10 injections. I have been so down and hurting that I ended up in tears last night over not being able to hem James' pants.

Brain injury can do some weird things. I seem to have lost the ability to do the most basic sewing things where I was a bit of a wiz before. The frustration combined with pain and general sadness got on top of me and I couldn't seem to pull myself out of it. Today I am still hurting. Sometimes that pain level will get up to an 8 or 9. Today I have giving myself a break and only done the hings that I can do without pushing myself too hard.

Tomorrow is a new day. It is also closer to the wonderful +Charles Strebor arriving for his visit!

I have this week finished another short course called 'Clinical Supervision with Confidence'. I have a few more coming up soon.


I have been thinging a lot. I have been thinking a lot. I thing I may have to hold back on thinking things for a little while.

Be well, stay safe