End of the year

This year is nearly over, and for me it has been a bitch of a year, and I am glad to see the last of it.

As I sit here I cannot think of my good things that happened during the year, ok we got a different car maybe that was a good thing.

When I think of this year 2019 all I can think is that Dad died, that’s it nothing else stands out.

My body has deteriorate and I now sweat so much in all weather, I shake from head to foot inside and out 24/7, I don’t seem to be able to handle the heat and have had a couple of episodes when I am frozen in place and just not with it, kinda like an absent seizure.

I struggle with low blood glucose levels and I have started getting headaches again the last few days.

Let’s hope 2020 is a better year……………..


Aussie Night B4 Chrissy

Twas the night before Christmas; there wasn’t a sound.
Not a possum was stirring; no-one was around.
We’d left on the table some tucker and beer,
Hoping that Santa Claus soon would be here;
We children were snuggled up safe in our beds,
While dreams of pavlova danced ’round in our heads;
And Mum in her nightie, and Dad in his shorts,
Had just settled down to watch TV sports.
When outside the house a mad ruckus arose;
Loud squeaking and banging woke us from our doze.
We ran to the screen door, peeked cautiously out,
Snuck onto the deck, then let out a shout.
Guess what had woken us up from our snooze,
But a rusty old Ute pulled by eight mighty ‘roos.
The cheerful man driving was giggling with glee,
And we both knew at once who this plump bloke must be.
Now, I’m telling the truth it’s all dinki-di,
Those eight kangaroos fairly soared through the sky.
Santa leaned out the window to pull at the reins,
And encouraged the ‘roos, by calling their names.
‘Now, Kylie! Now, Kirsty! Now, Shazza and Shane!
On Kipper! On, Skipper! On, Bazza and Wayne!
Park up on that water tank. Grab a quick drink,
I’ll scoot down the gum tree. Be back in a wink!’
So up to the tank those eight kangaroos flew,
With the Ute full of toys, and Santa Claus too.
He slid down the gum tree and jumped to the ground,
Then in through the window he sprang with a bound.
He had bright sunburned cheeks and a milky white beard.
A jolly old joker was how he appeared.
He wore red stubby shorts and old thongs on his feet,
And a hat of deep crimson as shade from the heat.
His eyes – bright as opals – Oh! How they twinkled!
And, like a goanna, his skin was quite wrinkled!
His shirt was stretched over a round bulging belly
Which shook when he moved, like a plate full of jelly.
A fat stack of prezzies he flung from his back,
And he looked like a swaggie unfastening his pack.
He spoke not a word, but bent down on one knee,
To position our goodies beneath the yule tree.
Surfboard and footy-ball shapes for us two.
And for Dad, tongs to use on the new barbeque.
A mysterious package he left for our Mum,
Then he turned and he winked and he held up his thumb;
He strolled out on deck and his ‘roos came on cue;
Flung his sack in the back and prepared to shoot through.
He bellowed out loud as they swooped past the gates-
MERRY CHRISTMAS to all, and goodonya, MATES!’

Just a Bruise or not……………..

My dad bruises easy and has a problem with haematomas.

A Haematoma is generally defined as a collection of blood outside of blood vessels. Most commonly they are caused by an injury to the wall of a blood vessel, prompting blood to seep out of the blood vessel into the surrounding tissues.

Are they dangerous?

A Subdural or epidural one or one within brain or spinal tissue, can be particularly dangerous.

Blood clots in the urine or stool may indicate the presence of a dangerous abdominal haematoma. Any bruise or other haematoma of the skin that increases in size over time could also present a danger.

They can take weeks or months to heal the skin over the haematoma may turn bluish then brown and yellow as the blood is dissolved and absorbed. Usually, this only takes a couple of weeks but can take months.

Have you heard of………

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome facts

  • Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are a group of disorders which share common features including easy bruising, joint hypermobility (loose joints), skin that stretches easily (skin hyperelasticity or laxity), and weakness of tissues.

  • Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are inherited in the genes that are passed from parents to offspring.

  • Ehlers-Danlos syndromes symptoms and signs are joints that are more flexible than normal and loose skin that stretches away from the body.

  • The diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is based upon the clinical findings of the patient and the family history.

  • Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are treated according to the particular manifestations present in a given individual.

A week of life

Up at 6am again, had a shower after Tim & Leo left for the toy bike run. It was overcast and wet when they left.

I am still sore and have a lot of pain.

Kelli called into to ask me where she can get a replacement for Freya’s Christmas decoration. I told her I will have it by Friday.

Mum said she will ask Sue if she can pick up the bath board for me from Alan.

Tim said Leo had a fantastic time on the toy bike run.

I woke at I was laying down so I just laid there for about halfa then I dealt with the pain and got up.

Jessica took me Kmart at Glendale and afterwards bought me lunch from Henny Penny, I got a fillet burger but it wasn’t that nice, I ate ½ of it.

Awake at 6am again, up and dressed as per usual, was saying to mum last night how getting dressed first thing of a morning makes me feel ready for the day. Staying in my night time clothes is just not me, it also wasn’t dad he used to get up and dressed pretty much every day of his life.

It was a cool start to the day but by lunch time I had to turn the air con on.

Leo is here tonight.

I woke at 5.45 but laid in bed till 6am it is a cool start to the day but should heat up.

Turned on the air con around midday due to the heat.

Had to have a shower at 2.20pm as I had an accident when going to the toilet.

Jessica took Leo over to Whitebridge for a tour, she said he didn’t like how big it is. He has to go back next week on Monday & Tuesday.

I was up at 6.30 am, although I was awake at 6ish..

Mum rang at 8am to let me know she has been pretty sick. Hearing that mum is sick makes me nervous.

Natasha has been run of her feet today.

Did even more Christmas card, so far I have done 62 cards and still more to do.

Natasha bought Blain’s Birthday/Christmas present and she is storing it at Jessica’s place.

Awake at 5.45am and up minutes later.

I dressed myself and applied my own make up, although Tasha didn’t think it looked good so she “fixed” it,

Jessica didn’t go shopping with me as she doesn’t like the crowds. I understand how she feels but I really missed her.

Been another stinking hot day.

At 5pm Blain walked in he didn’t go to his dad’s because both Jono & Kelli are pretty sick. Tasha was annoyed they didn’t give her enough notice.

Awake at 5.45am and up minutes later.

I dressed myself and applied my own make up, although Tasha didn’t think it looked good so she “fixed” it,

Jessica didn’t go shopping with me as she doesn’t like the crowds. I understand how she feels but I really missed her.

Been another stinking hot day.

At 5pm Blain walked in he didn’t go to his dad’s because both Jono & Kelli are pretty sick. Tasha was annoyed they didn’t give her enough notice.

Awake and up by 6am again I was surprised when Tim walked out a few minutes later.

Around 9ish Tim went out and he arrived home around 10ish with Leo. At 10.30 I had to go for a lay down for an hour. While I was laying down Kathy arrived with the shopping.

Kathy was here till 1pm and Jess also turned up at around midday and left for work at 1.30.

Leo is here for the night.

Tim went and helped Tasha fit the new air con in Blain’s bedroom.

At around 7.30 Tim was outside hosing the car down when one of our neighbours came out and took photos of him and went on about the water restrictions. Tim said because it was after 4pm and the car was on the lawn he was allowed to do it. I am not so sure.

Oh My Knees

Up at 6am and straight into the bath, it was raining when I got up.

At around midday Tim arrived home there was an issue at work, he was stand by at a train station with two other drivers who left for some unknown reason, they went back to their depot. Anyway Tim had to do a run which he did following his run sheet, however, he didn’t go to a certain station as he didn’t know he had to it wasn’t on the run sheet. So his supervisor rang him and told him to pack up and go home.

Around 2pm I started to feel unwell so went for a lay down but when I got up around 3.30 I felt worse.

Woke at 6am slept through the night and felt much better when I got up. Nice and cool this morning.

No aqua today as Natasha has a 8.15 dental appointment to have two teeth removed.

Found out that Natasha didn’t go to the dentist because her teeth are no longer hurting, silly girl.

Jessica drove me to Officeworks and helped me find what I needed.

We then bought Macca’s for breakfast and brought it home to eat, before going to get bunny food, we dropped it off at her place and I picked up her work clothes to wash.

Up at 6am again, first thing I did was have a bath, I had to get Tasha to come and help me get dressed.

Tim doing a split shift so he was home at 9.20 he then took me to have my blood test done.

We took the Pepsi back to Coles, when I did I was told that you cannot return items I had to ring customer care and get a credit, thankfully she did take them back and I was able to get the Pepsi Max.

It has been a stinking hot day I have had the air con on since 11am, this afternoon it has been raining. Thankfully Tim took the car.

Leo is here tonight.

I was up at 6.15am this morning, Tim was just leaving for work, he woke Leo before he left.

Had some frustration with the printer not printing but it started again after a while.

This afternoon while in the kitchen I suddenly started to pee, no warning just started and by the time I got to the bathroom I had well and truly wet myself. I rang Tasha who came and helped me clean myself up.

Mum told me that Sandy is going to pay for her cleaner. I will pay the arrears on Friday.

Up at 5.50am and had a bath first up. I am going to Glendale Tasha will drop me off and Jess will meet me there.

I couldn’t go shopping as Leo was too sick for school, Tasha had to go and get him and bring him here.

Leo has been sick all day and is here for the night.

I was up at 6.20 Leo was asleep next to me because of how sick he was last night we allowed him to sleep with me and Papa slept on his lounge chair.

This morning Leo said he felt fine and was going to school. Thankfully I had a spare pair of shoes for him to wear.

It has been another stinking hot day had the air con on for most of the day.

I had a sleep in this morning getting up at 7am.

Kathy brought over the shopping but couldn’t stay to help be get clothes off the line or unpack the dishwasher. Why do I bother asking.

Tim & I went to Warners Bay Plaza so I could go to Hot Bargain & the chemist. While I was getting stuff into the car I took a step back and lost my balance and feel over heavily hurting my left knee and right foot.

Had to be picked up by a couple of strong men.

I am in a lot of pain, I had a one hour lay down then I spoke to mum for a bit over and hour.

Really all I want to do is go back to bed.