Life off the Road 3 13th July Sunday 2014
This is my first day out of bed after trauma. Need to buy some clothes with new body size.
My surgeon rang Sunday night to say the blood tests still show some Bugs. I asked Ken a neighbour to take me to get a prescription. Progress seems to be slow at the moment.
People who have inspired me – Molly Craig The three children portrayed in the book and the film “The Rabbit Proof Fence”Molly Craig and Daisy were sisters and Gracie was a cousin Molly and Daisy walked from Moore River to Jiggalong some 2400 kms over 9 weeks. The children were taken from their mothers; this time become known as the “Stolen Generation” It was argued that it was for their own good. It was done without compassion or consideration of the impact on all the families. Molly showed great leadership and knowledge of her environment. It demonstrates that even a child with a goal and definiteness of purpose can do amazimg things. The universe aligns up to support us when we set goals.
People Who Have Inspired Me – Terry Bolland A friend of mine took me to meet Terry at Canoeing Down Under his business at www.canoeingdownunder.com.au Terry navigated the Kimberlies in a Canoe. Also paddled for 20,000 kms in US, Canada and Alaska. Terry gave me advice on water carrying methods and quantities. Canoeing and pushing a pram have similar problems that is volume and weight limit what it is possible to take. Essentials like food and water must take precedent
People who have inspired me – Bill Johnstone Bill has inspired and assisted some 134 Men’s sheds to be established in Western Australia he is the epitome of the quiet achiever. He instigated the Alma Street Project that we are walking for along with Arthritis Research. Alma Street is the mental health wing of the Fremantle Hospital, Bill instigated talking 10 men for 10 weeks at the Fremantle Mens Shed. Giving them the experience of working with different skills and different men.;and being part of the community. This program used to be partly funded by grants but it was difficult to have continuity. Our walk allows this to have the much needed consistency. To know more about Bill and Freo Men’s Shed have a look at the video produced by Peter Alcock
- wamsa.org.au/category/new-media 16th July still crook I have two more days of anti Bacteria tablets I am still bloated and in pain sleep is difficult only getting 45 minutes at a time and I feel worn out
17th July lft home for first time.
18th July Still not able to walk will go and have coffee with walking group at Swanbourne. T is sad to see my hard earned muscle mass quickly disappearing. This will give me a strong incentive to get fit. Remembering not to start too soon.