Category Archives: Family

I’m still here…..

Yes, I’m still here….. I haven’t written anything since November last year, not because I wouldn’t have have much to write, but because I haven’t been inspired to write anything. You see, I feel that my life since then has been quite, boring.

  
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How Do I Fill In My Days

How do I fill in my days? This is a question  that people often ask me. Most of the time I just say that I spend a lot of it lying on the lounge or in my recliner watching TV. Which, isn’t far from the truth.

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Why I Hate Mondays

I never look forward to Mondays, or Sunday nights for that matter. Not because it’s the start of the new week. Or for the fact that Michelle and the girls will be at work and school during the day, leaving me at home alone.

But because late Sunday night I go through withdrawals, as I come off the narcotic drug which I have needed to be on for the weekend or sometimes just for Sunday. A drug, just so that I can bear the increased pain of sitting, standing and walking as a result of going to church, the wanting to be social and trying to have a ‘normal’ life/weekend like everyone else.

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Kilkivan 2014

A relaxing family holiday, camping in our caravan for 8 nights with my parents and at times most of our extended family. No internet, no mobile phone reception and no TV (unless you have satellite or went up to the camp kitchen to watch it). This is Kilkivan Bush Camping!

Camping At Kilkivan Bush Camping

Camping At Kilkivan Bush Camping

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Time Flies By

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Well, I can’t believe that it has been more than a year since my last post. Lots has happened since then. My DDD (Degenerative Disc Disease) has worsened and as a result a change in medications has been required. I am now on the maximum dosage of Lyrica per day and with that, mainly on weekends, I need also need prescribed narcotic drugs to get me by. But all in all, I am coping reasonably well most days. Though I have those days/nights when I just wish there was a quick fix and I could be rid of this constant pain for good……but, there isn’t one :(

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Joy in a messed up world

On this day some 2000 plus years ago, in a small stable a baby was born. This baby would grow up to become a man, hated and despised by the world. This man would pay the ultimate sacrifice, dying on a cross for you and for me.
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Shopping takes time

I was listening to the radio the other day and heard a comment made by one of the announcers about shopping. He said that both him and his wife do the grocery shopping together so that they can get it done quicker. Hmmm, I go and do the grocery shopping with Michelle………..

Grocery Shopping

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What does Christmas mean to you?

It’s December already and Christmas is nearly upon us. The shops have had Christmas trees and decorations out since, well, it would seem forever. We are madly rushing around the shops for that present or looking at our calendar thinking, “how are we going to fit in all these Christmas parties?”

Christmas Shopping

Christmas Shopping

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Time marches on

This is now the 5th week of being off work on sick leave. In this time I have changed pain medications, going off high dosage of Paracetamol/Codine (equivalent to 15mg of morphine per day) for 3 months. With the past 2 months of slowly reducing that dosage and replacing it with a non addictive drug called Gabapentin. I also now am on 2 different antidepressant drugs. One mainly to help me sleep, as for most of this year I have been only able to get 2 or 3 hours of broken sleep each night, as I was waking up each time I moved due to the pain.

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Help from the family

My wife, Michelle and I were very thankful yesterday as my dad and Michelle’s dad came over to put up the pool fence around our spa.

Digging the holes with the site foreman watching close by.

Fitting one of the many panels in place.

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