A Wednesday Post it’s been 40 years

Hello Wednesday afternoon, been a warmish day, I did bugga all other than taking Leo to school and picking him up from school this afternoon, for the second time this week he had me drive a friend home but first they went to the take away shop to get food before I dropped the other boy home and Leo and I came home.

Leo has been spending a lot of time playing out the back yard with toys and stuff but doesn’t get why I will not let him play out the front after dark but not going to happen once it gets dark I prefer him to be either inside or at least out the back.

I am still getting bad headaches and if I take strong pain relief it makes me tired and all I want to do is sleep but I don’t have the time during the day to have a nap, well I do but I don’t like to unless Tim is here I am worried I will oversleep and be late getting Leo from school. Although some days I close my eyes while I am waiting for him to get out.

On the plus side my leg is much better and for the most part I am walking normally without pain or a limp, so that is good. I am hoping on Friday I will not need the wheelchair while out shopping.

It has been 40 years since the King of Rock & Roll died aka Elvis damn the time has flown, I remember as a teenager watching his movies on a weekend and listening to his music, yes I was a fan.

Indestructible Things

Ok here we are at another indestructible things post, today I am writing about the Giant Silkworm Moth Caterpillar, when you think of an assassin I bet you don’t think of a caterpillar. How can a small wriggling, plant munching caterpillar really kill you but yes this one can, what the hell……………

This caterpillar has a deadly way of defending itself, it has incredibly long sharp spikes all over it, so you can’t get close to the caterpillars soft body without the needles getting you first. If you touch them even accidentally they break off and pump deadly venom into the skin, while the caterpillar makes its escape.

The venom stops blood from clotting, causing bruising and bleeding, out of every 100 people who touch the spines 2 or 3 die from the venom. Although strangling the caterpillars deadly effects have only been reported since the 1980’s, since then it has killed hundreds of people.

MRI Results

Hello everyone, didn’t do a post yesterday as I was feeling terrible with pains in the tummy and a touch of the runs and just not myself. After I spoke to mum last night I went to bed and this morning I woke feeling like myself so all good.

Went to the doctors this morning and the MRI showed no signs of MS which will put Kathy’s worry to rest. However, there is signs of borderline ventriculomegaly, yeah something I have never heard of. Dr Google tells me this about it:

Ventriculomegaly is a brain condition that occurs when the lateral ventricles become dilated. In fetuses, the most common definition uses a width of the atrium of the lateral ventricle of greater than 10mm. When the measurement is greater than 15mm, the ventriculomegaly may be classified as more severe. Enlargement of the ventricles may occur for a number of reasons, such as loss of brain volume (perhaps due to infection or infarction), or impaired outflow or absorption of cerebrospinal fluid from the ventricles. Often, however, there is no identifiable cause. The interventricular foramen may be congenitally malformed, or may have become obstructed by infection,haemorrhage , or rarely tumour, which may impair the drainage of cerebrospinal fluid, and thus accumulation in the ventricles.

Does that help, no, didn’t help me either……………..

Anyway I have to back and see the neurologist, referral has been sent off now I just have to wait for an appointment. I got the impression it isn’t anything to worry about at this stage but it may explain why I get so many headaches.

My Monday

Hello here we are at the end of another Monday and the start of another week, it has been a busy day for me. I was up at 4.30am did my workout with the “Healing Yoga” program followed by 1hr and 10 mins with the Wii Fit.

Then Leo arrived and I took him to school before going to have blood taken, then I came home met Kathy & Summer and we all went to my Dr’s appointment then I came home for a bit before going to get Leo from school to take him to see his paediatrician.

Now he didn’t want to go and see her, told me so this morning when I mentioned to him that he had the appointment and when I go to get him out of class he said he didn’t want to go but I was able to get him to agree without much drama.

He has had his medication upped a bit and will have to go back in a few months again.

On the way home I asked him if he wanted Maccas for tea as a reward for his good behaviour even though he didn’t want to go to the doctors, of course they stuffed up the order and I didn’t realise till after we got home. Leo was good saying to me that I didn’t have to go back he could live without fries, so I rang them and they said they will send me out a voucher, if I don’t get it by Friday I will be going back and complaining in person.

Now I am going to go get changed into my jammies

Oh yeah dad went home this afternoon from the hospital, Dave went and picked him up.

Indestructible Stuff

mount weta

Have you heard of a Mountain Stone Weta??????????????

No, me neither but they exist and it is a big chunky grasshopper-like bug from New Zealand, there are many types of weta, including the giant weta, which can reach 10cm (4in) in length.

The Mountain Stone Weta can survive being deep frozen, what the hell…………….

In the high mountains of New Zealand’s South Island where this weta lives, it  gets so  cold in winter that it’s hard for things not to freeze solid. So simply it does indeed freeze solid.

Scientist have found that more then 80% of the water in its body turns to ice, as it freezes the water moves out of the weta’s body cells, so that they don’t get damaged. When it warms up the weta thaws out and hops away…………..again, what the hell……………..

Male Weta’s have massive heads, sharp claws and extra-large biting jaws for fighting vicious battles against each other over females.

mountain stone weta