Thursday’s Post

A Friend Is…

© Chloe G. Railsback

A friend is a person
who has always has your back,
a person
who has faith in you and says that you can.

A friend is a person
who points you onward, instead of leading you askew,
a person
who gives you hope to see the journey through.

A friend is a person
who helps you up when you’ve fallen,
a person
who cheers you up when you’re sullen.

A friend is a person
who even though all have passed,
still cheers you on,
even if you’re in last.

A friend is a person
who remembers what you knew,
a person
who stands by you and forgets every feud.


Just so facts

Hello everyone , it is cold and wet today and I feel like shit, stuffed up in the head and a tight chest but that is neither here or there because it is fact day.

The area of the earth is almost 200 million square miles, if you say so

Earth travels through space at 66,700 miles per hour, sounds fast

A “funambulist” is a tight rope walker, I can’t even pronounce it

The word “electric” was first used back in the 1600’s by Dr William Gilbert a doctor to Queen Elizabeth 1, I wonder why the word was used and what it described back then.

The thin line of cloud that forms behind an aircraft at high altitudes is called a contrail, ok .

The area of the earth is almost 200 million square miles, if you say so

Earth travels through space at 66,700 miles per hour, sounds fast

A “funambulist” is a tight rope walker, I can’t even pronounce it

The word “electric” was first used back in the 1600’s by Dr William Gilbert a doctor to Queen Elizabeth 1, I wonder why the word was used and what it described back then.

The thin line of cloud that forms behind an aircraft at high altitudes is called a contrail, ok .

Fact Day

Good morning everyone, how is everyone doing, I am coolish on a cold morning only 8 degrees here but I do not have the heater on as I am not that cold.

Well here are this weeks facts that you may or may not know.

The term “it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye” first came from Ancient Rome. The only rule during wrestling matches was “no eye gouging” Everything else was allowed and the only way to be disqualified was to poke someone’;s eye out.

The word malaria means “bad air” This comes from the days when it was thought that all diseases where caused by bad or dirty air.

Contrary to popular belief elephants are not afraid of mice.,

Vincent Van Gogh cut off his right ear, however, his self portrait with bandaged ear showed his left ear bandaged because he used a mirror to paint it.

If you took all the urine produced by the world’s population in one day it would take 20 minutes or it to flow over Niagara Falls.

Just another week

I woke up at 7am at the same time Tim got up Leo got up to say goodbye to Papa.

Kathy arrived at 9am and gave me a shower & a shave and strip the bed and put the sheets on to wash.

I woke Leo at 10..50am and Tasha took him to get his mum and they went to look at cars.

Mum sounded unwell when I spoke to her, so only a short chat today around 30 mins.

Up with the alarm as usual, turned the lounge-room light on and opened. The front door so Tasha would know I was up. She turned up while I was preparing breakfast.

Tim is off work for three days, some days it feels like he is always taking time off, not saying that’s the case she feels like it.

Tim and I went to Fantastic Furniture to look for a new armchair for me and found a nice one that will match what we have for $399 of course it was out of stock and should be in stock in 1 or 2 weeks. We took the wheelchair so I didn’t need to try and walk.

Mum still sounded sick this afternoon, she rang this morning and asked if I could loan Michelle $50 and this afternoon Dawson transferred it back into my account.

This afternoon I had to take something for my nose it was running like a tap, so annoying.

A cold and wet morning got up with the alarm and dressed in the bathroom with the heater again. No Tasha this morning because it has been so cold and wet, pissing down while I was getting dressed.

Tim went and picked up a bed for Leo cost him $20, now to get a mattress for it then it can be assembled for use.

Went to print something on a small piece of paper and it got jammed and neither Tim or I could get it out. So he set up the Epson from his room. However, when I tried to print it is out of ink.

Another cold day here, I got up and dressed and while having breakfast Tasha sent a text saying she will come and shower me ready to go out for lunch

Had a shower and got dressed ready to go out for lunch.

Tim went down the road for something I rang the chemist after he left to check on uhhthe scripts being sent by the doctor, well they had mine but not Tim’s. So I then rand the doctors to check about them and his was still there so I said Tim would go and pick them up while he is out.

Then later in the afternoon he went to the chemist and picked up the medication thankfully we had enough money in the account to pay for it all. Four lots of medication one for Tim and three for me total cost $66.

A new day still cold, even though Tim was at work I decided to still get dressed in the bathroom as it is warmer.

Tim is back at work today so and I am happy with myself as I managed to lodge the piece of paper from the printer and it is working again just fine.

I downloaded a new book for tonight but when I went to find it to listen to I couldn’t find it. Tasha found another book for me to listen to tonight.

I woke at 5.30 needing to pee but thought I would hold on to the alarm went off at 6.15 but nope couldn’t do it and had to get up at 5.40 so I stayed up. I know some people would go back to bed for half an hour but not me I was up and awake so stayed up.

Tasha dropped off Jess work clothes for me to wash as she has work tomorrow.

I was sitting writing letters when I heard the sound of someone mowing out the back yard I had no idea who it was, so I looked outside and it was our neighbour’s son.

Had a phone call from Jeannie this morning thanking me for her birthday ppresent that arrived in the mail today for here, it was nice to hear from her. Her birthday is Sunday so arrived in good time.

I slept all night waking at 6.15 but after checking the time I managed to go back to sleep till 7am.

Found the washing machine going so Tasha had been here.

Had a message from Jess her washing machine isn’t working and of course it is full of water and wet clothes. She has asked her dad to go over and look at it when he picks up Leo.

Jess is working today doing another wine tour.

Jess’s washing machine isn’t draining so her dad went over and managed to empty the water from it and brought over her wet clothes and I am rewashing them for her and I will also dry them.

Tasha went over and looked at Jess’s washing machine she pulled it out from the wall took the drainage hose off washed it out and made sure it wasn’t blocked. Fingers cross it is fixed.

Tasha also brought over more washing from Jessica’s place, which I have done and is now in the dryer.

Tim bought some red spray paint for Leo’s new bed.

Feeling like I am asking too much

We know we are not considered a burden by our families but sadly we often do, it is the sigh in your voice or see the roll of your eyes or just a look may come over your face. These things tell us you really don’t want to do something we have asked. So we feel we are asking too much and putting you out. Our feelings are real we can help feeling the way we are at that time

This is directed towards my daughters, my husband and my siblings not because they do or say anything intentional to upset either myself or my mum but unfortunately this is how we often feel.

I like my mum have terrific kids who do a lot for us but still at times we feel like we are asking too much.

In my head mum’s problems are understandable as she is 80yrs old now. However, I am only 57 and in worse state then mum,well that’s how I feel at times. I am unable to do so much like even shower myself.

Life is hard but we still keep on trying and getting up each morning trying to dress myself and face the day and I do this day after day.

Thursday’s Words

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow —
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone? 
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand —
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep — while I weep!
O God! Can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

BY: Edgar Allan Poe

Life Here

I had a decent nights sleep,woke at 4 to pee but went straight back to sleep waking again at 7.15 and getting up. I got dressed in the bathroom again.

Jess and Leo turned up for a bit she was wanting her car back while they were here Tasha treated Leo’s hair for head lice.

Blain is at his mum’s for the first week of the school holidays.

Awake with the alarm and straight out of bed dressed in the bathroom, thought I heard Tasha but no she wasn’t here nor had she been here.

I had heard what sounded like someone coming in the front door at around 6am the door was unlocked but no sign of anyone. However she did turn up at 7am with a load of washing.

Tim on late starts again he started at 2.30pm so he left at 1.45pm.

Mum was good a little confused but so was I

Up with the alarm as usual another cold day but not for my body, got dressed in the bathroom again. Had a quick bath.

Found Tasha in the laundry she agreed to wash another neighbours close because his father’s washing machine doesn’t clean them. I understand and have no problem with her doing that.

Jess & Leo turned up with KFC for their lunch my lunch was already cooking in the oven.

Had the doctor ring so I could get a new script he said he would send it to the chemist for me. I like being able to have phone appointments for scripts.

Had to cancel my appointment with the podiatrist as I am not feeling that well.

Leo here for the night because he wanted to stay.

Up with the alarm even though there is no school at the moment.

I decided to have a bath so I sent Tasha a text to let her know, as I was getting in she walked into the bathroom and washed my hair for me. I managed to get in and out ok.

Let Leo sleep till he woke up naturally which was at 10.45am, just after Papa woke up.

I ironed Tim’s work shirts and Jess’s work shirt as well.

Leo made himself a toasted sandwich

Jess arrived at 11.20 to get Leo and she brought my Thompson’s pie order.

Sandy arrived to drop off something from our brother and took a heap of food with her from my freezer stuff I didn’t want.

Tasha has sold her car so she is happy.

I woke before my alarm this morning, I got dressed in the bathroom again, Tasha was here to help get my breakfast stuff ready. She also put my socks on, two pair today.

A quiet day mostly spent alone. Mum a bit confused when I spoke to her.

Kathy rang to check on me.

I got up when the alarm went off and found Tasha in the laundry throwing in a load of washing. She helped me dress and get my breakfast.

Tim had 25 minute chat with someone from his Superfund he sent me the record call so I can listen to it later.

I felt so tired that I went and had a 1hr nap, afterwards I was very cold and had to turn the heater on for a bit.

Saw Jess & Leo this afternoon she told me that she is working tomorrow and Leo will be here all day and tomorrow night.

Had a sleep in this morning, got up at 7.30, found that Tasha had been down as the washing machine was going.

Jess arrived around 8 on her own she arranged for Papa to pick him up around lunchtime.

Tim went out to go to the chemist but for some reason didn’t get the scripts because I need a new script I am annoyed but not sure who to be annoyed with.

Leo is here for the night

Kathy rang and said she will be here tomorrow.

Last post about funtional disorders

Functional tremor

Functional tremor is the most common type of FMD. Tremor associated with typical neurological disorders is defined as a rhythmic and oscillatory movement of a body part with a relatively constant frequency.

Functional tremor is typically a complex resting, postural, and action tremor. The only known organic tremor with such physical findings is a cerebellar outflow or midbrain tremor (ie, rubral tremor) [45]. Any body part may be involved with functional tremor, but hand tremor, leg tremor, and whole body tremor are common sites . Remarkably, the fingers are often spared with much of the upper limb tremor occurring at the wrist.

A characteristic that suggests functional tremor rather than organic tremors is abrupt onset with immediate maximal severity, often precipitated by trivial emotional or physical trauma [44]. By contrast, essential tremor typically starts bilaterally, though one side usually is affected more than the other, and gradually worsens over years to decades

With functional tremor, a classic but not universal finding is complete remission or entrainment (ie, a shift of tremor frequency to the speed of contralateral rhythmic movement) with distraction maneuvers such as repetitive tapping tasks with an uninvolved opposite hand or foot. In some patients with functional tremor, restraining the affected limb may precipitate tremor in other previously unaffected body regions. Another sign of a functional tremor is that it can be “chased.” That is, when an affected hand is restrained, the tremor may move to the arm, and when the arm is restrained, the tremor may move to the shoulder. Additionally, the affected limb may “fight” with the examiner when it is restrained.

Electrophysiologic studies may be helpful in documenting the frequency of the functional tremor and distractibility.