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August - what a month

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Dear Spark Friends,

Just a quick note...I am running so far behind in catching up on blogs, so firstly I apologise for not getting to any blogs you may have posted lately. I have had a stack of notifications and hope to read an reply to blogs as I can.

After battling viral symptoms in July - both Mum and me - I had to reschedule a number of appointments and other arrangements and somehow they ended up quite bunched up during this past month. That has meant it has taken me a long time to recover in between, with a great deal of fatigue and increasing pain symptoms, back spasms, etc. I have been so tired some days that I could go back to sleep after breakfast, and often have fallen asleep during the day in the middle of doing something.

It's also been a sad month. Not only with the anniversaries of the deaths of people we knew, but also news of a number of deaths of people we know of, or those who are dear to friends, plus deaths of pets as well. To say it has been full on is an understatement. After going to a funeral on Monday, I had to cancel my pain clinic appointment I was supposed to attend today as I was in too much pain after an outing the day before and on Thursday and Friday last week. I am just worn out.

So bit by bit I will do my best to get to your blogs. Please know you are in my thoughts. For those of you who are dealing with grief, health issues or have family members for whom you have requested prayers, I am lighting a candle each day for special intentions for those needing extra help, and this includes these Spark friends who I know of....so you are not forgotten.

Sending blessings, love and hugs to you all.

God bless,



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LIBBYFITZ 9/28/2014 6:10AM

    emoticon Just realizing it is now almost the end of September! and I am replying to your August blog! Hope you are feeling better , sounds like you have been put through the mill.

Lots of love from Libby.


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ALIHIKES 9/3/2014 1:58PM

    Nattacia, I am so sorry that August has been filled with so much sorrow and pain. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Much love from

(and thank you for your supportive comments on my blogs)

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STEPBYSTEP1955 8/30/2014 3:19PM

    Sorry that August has been such a rough month for you. Hope things will be better for you in September.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/28/2014 10:55PM

    So sorry Nattacia for all you have been going through. Please take care of you. Prayers that September is a much better month.
Prayers, blessings and hugs,

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1BEACHWALKER 8/28/2014 8:46PM

    So sorry Nattacia..I hope September is way better. Thank you for stopping by! You are so sweet to think of us during all that! You take care, keep us posted when you can. Hugs

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GOANNA2 8/28/2014 5:39AM

    Hi Nattacia, I am sorry for the loss of your friends
and for your pain. I hope that September is a better
month for you and your mum. emoticon
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ANGELBELIEVER 8/27/2014 9:56PM

    Dear Nattacia,

I am so sorry to read how difficult this month has been for you with all the deaths, illnesses and your pain. That's a lot to work through. You are a strong woman and remain inspirational to others by sharing your feelings and experiences and yet never giving up. Keep up the good work, dear friend.

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MILLISMA 8/27/2014 8:43PM

    Nattacia, so sorry to hear about all the heartache and difficulties you have had. I have been hit or miss on spark lately so I am also behind. Please don't worry about not responding or keeping up with blogs, just take it easy and try to feel better.

Keeping you and your mom in my prayers and sending lots of big hugs..................Mary Anne

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MOM2ACAT 8/27/2014 4:27PM

    emoticon I am so sorry! Please don't feel bad about not being caught up on the blogs; I know how I feel when I am dealing with flareups of pain and fatigue, and it can make even sitting down in front of a computer hard. So take all the time you need, to rest and get yourself feeling better.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 8/27/2014 4:06PM

    I'm sorry you have been having such a sad month.

You know things are bad when you are in too much pain to go to a pain clinic appointment!

I hope September is a much better month for you.


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1CRAZYDOG 8/27/2014 2:08PM

    HUGS and hope the end of this month and onto September is good for you.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/27/2014 11:20AM

    I can totally relate. Sometimes I go back to bed after breakfast.

August is always a sad month for me too as my mom and maternal grandma died in August and just a few days ago one of my pets.

I hope you feel better soon and that things look up for you.

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Love your computer?????

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Hello dear Spark friends,

I saw this on another Spark friend's blog and just had to share it:

Don't know if this ever really happened but thought it was great and had to share. Many of us can relate!!!!

At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If Ford had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."

In response to Bill's comments, Ford issued a press release stating :

If Ford had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics (and I just love this):

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash.........twice a day.

2.. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3... Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4.... Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5..... Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads.

6...... The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.

I love the next one!

7....... The airbag system would ask, "Are you sure?" before deploying.

8........ Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9......... Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

10.......... You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off.

Please share this with your friends who love - but sometimes hate - their computer!


Am trying to fight off cold symptoms at the moment...hope to post an update some time in the near future. In the meantime, hugs and blessings to you all.



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STEPBYSTEP1955 7/11/2014 9:56PM

    Funny but oh so true! emoticon

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LINOVER 7/11/2014 6:18PM

    emoticon Also very true! Thanks for making me smile today! emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/10/2014 9:58PM

    Nattacia, Prayers that you are soon feeling better.
This was soooo funny!!! Thank you for a great laugh tonight!!! My DH laughed hard at this also!!!
Prayers, blessings and hugs,

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TURTLESLOW14 7/10/2014 1:57PM

    Thankw so much for sharing

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CATHYGETSFIT 7/10/2014 1:22PM

    Funny blog! Thanks for sharing!

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DBELLE39 7/10/2014 7:58AM

    emoticon blog, thanks for the laugh!

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KRAZY4KATZ 7/10/2014 7:49AM

    So funny!

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    That was great. Thanks for sharing it. Hope you feel better soon. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/9/2014 6:16PM

    Too funny!

Hope you feel better. **SIGH** No fun having a cold. . . any time of the year!

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SUSIEPH1 7/9/2014 5:15PM

    Hi Nattacia! .
That's so funny ...
Thanks for the early morning giggles ..
Hope you don't get a cold my dear ...take care of yourself ..
Love Susie xx emoticon emoticon

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MILLISMA 7/9/2014 5:00PM

    Nattacia, glad you liked it so much. I think it's so funny and so true! THanks for sharing it.

big hugs.....Mary Anne

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MOM2ACAT 7/9/2014 4:43PM


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    LOL!! Too funny!!

I hope you don't get that cold!!!!

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WENDYJM4 7/9/2014 6:21AM

    so true LOL. emoticon emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/9/2014 5:08AM

    get well soon thank you for the laughs

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GOANNA2 7/9/2014 3:44AM

    That was great Nattacia. had a good laugh.
I hope you get over your cold faster than me.
I have been fighting it for over 2 weeks...

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1BEACHWALKER 7/9/2014 1:15AM

    It is so great to see a blog from you!! emoticon
I really had to LOL when I read #7!!!
It sure is the truth, isn't it!! I think I would walk everywhere or ride a bike if we had cars like that!! I wish I didn't have a computer! But, If not I wouldn't have gotten to be on SP and meet nice people like you!!! emoticon emoticon

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ALICIA214 7/9/2014 1:12AM


That set my imagination going,imagining all hose cars on the road acting
like our temperamental computers.

Thanks for the giggles.. emoticon

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FLEMIDG 7/9/2014 12:57AM

    Loved your blog, Natticia. Thanks for making me laugh. I do hope you're feeling better very soon. God bless you.

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Pain Clinic and Update

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hello dear Spark Friends,

Greetings from what has been an extremely hot Adelaide since the start of the year. There had been the odd short break but then we've had temperatures back over 40 degrees Celsius. Add on night temperatures that don't fall below 20 Celsius and our house feels like a furnace. Everything inside cupboards and wardrobes is hot when you take them out! If you have kept up with my blogs you will know that for structural reasons, installing extra airconditioning isn't an option. We do have ceiling fans in our bedrooms, though it gets like a fan forced oven and we're drenched in perspiration through the night if we actually manage to fall asleep. I know how ironic this will sound to those of you who have been faced with Arctic freeze conditions!

The heat also aggravates my Allodynia condition, so a lot of the time I have the sensation of my back being on fire, and though I take pain medication, this only takes the edge off the pain. While that medication makes me sleepy, it had been a challenge to get a restful sleep of late. Hence I am rather exhausted and drained from it all, and have had more trouble than usual being able to focus on anything.

My assessments at the Pain Clinic were yesterday and on Tuesday. I was scheduled to see 3 different people on Tuesday, and 2 yesterday. When I arrived and filled in the forms, I was told the one with the nurse was not going ahead since they were short staffed in that area. They did have someone doing a fellowship in pain management and he was going to sit in on the assessments, though. I saw the psychologist first, then the physician, where a lot of prodding and uncomfortable testing took place. That would have been it for the day, but the physio had a cancellation, so I was offered the appointment with her if I wanted to wait for around an hour. I decided that was a good idea - otherwise I would have had over a 4 hour wait from the end of my first assessment with the psychiatrist yesterday, and then seeing her as was originally scheduled for later in the day.

I found the psychologist personable, the physician so-so, and the physio also personable and very helpful. I told her I had tried what I considered a basic level of exercise (including chair exercises), but anything I tried aggravated or triggered more pain. I was both surprised and relieved that she understands the VERY basic level I am at, on account of continual pain restricting my ability to function on a daily basis. She showed me some very simple exercises, and said not to worry about trying to remember them as I'd had enough to use up my energy till I go back next week for the panel's review and recommendations, when she will give me a list of what we went through. I felt a glimmer of hope that what I expect most people would laugh at as 'child's play' in terms of how simple the exercises are, actually sound doable and not as taxing as I would have expected.

Then yesterday I saw the psychiatrist who I had trouble 'connecting' with, and left feeling a bit down. I also had not had a wink of sleep due to the heat, so I already started off 'on the back foot' and found that session very draining as it seemed like I hardly had time to catch my breath in between all the questions, plus I seemed to be in a state of 'brain fog', so that would all have contributed to my feeling it was a 'trying' session. Plus it was 43 and 42 Celsius on the respective days, and even just the taxi ride there and back is challenging for me. Anyway, it will be interesting to see what they all come up with next week, and where it all goes from there.

We finally have a break in the weather this morning and after another night of poor sleep, I am going to catch up on some more sleep soon. I wanted to get this blog written beforehand though, as I knew it would be less likely to get done the longer I left it.

I notice I have some email notifications of some of your blogs, and I will do my best to read and comment on them as I can.

Blessings and hugs till next time,



Please accept this as my thanks for taking the time to read my blogs.
I appreciate all your support and friendship - and may many blessings grace your day.

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1BEACHWALKER 6/15/2014 5:34PM

    I am truly sorry you have been suffering more with these illnesses you have! I feel for you! I have fibromalgia and it isn't fun to deal with, let alone with all of what you have on top of that!
I hope things are going better with this pain mgt. program. Keep us posted when you can. Take care and hope you get to feeling better as time goes on! emoticon emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 6/7/2014 3:11AM

    emoticon Just read this blog! Hope you are doing well with the pain clinic.

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ELISADENK 6/2/2014 7:53PM

    Wow! Sounds like too much is going on. Glad you are getting assessed, tho. Rest when you can. emoticon

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ANGELBELIEVER 3/17/2014 12:03AM

    How are you dong now? Better I hope. emoticon

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ANGELBELIEVER 2/16/2014 7:50AM

    I am so sorry for all that you are going through. Chronic pain is so difficult to deal with but when it comes from so many sources, yo don't know which is the worst or what's causing this pain or that pain. And of course your pain levels are hard to explain to others and just what kind of pain it is. I will keep you in my payers.

I have spinal stenosis, disc disease, arthritis and fibro, so I understand the challenges that you have daily. I am told there isn't a place in my body where I don't have arthritis. But at least for me with Tramadol, my pain is manageable.

Keep in touch and let me know how you are doing.
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 2/13/2014 10:45PM

So glad you were able to see them and hope some good ideas come from your next visit. You need some relief from your pain and some quality sleep. Hope they can help you with both issues.
Continuing prayers for you daily, my friend.
Prayers, blessings and hugs,

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    We have had to go without air conditioning before so I can understand.

The pain clinic sounds very thorough. I hope they can help you.

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SUSIEPH1 2/13/2014 4:59PM

    So sorry you are having such a awful time Nattacia .. Hopefully the pain clinic will find the answer for you .. Sending love to you and your darling Mum .. Susie xx emoticon emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 2/13/2014 4:33PM

    I'm glad you finally got in to see them, and I hope you get to feeling better with each visit. emoticon

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MARPET44 2/13/2014 1:24PM

    I wish I could ship some of our cold weather to you. My dogs do not even want to go out in it. Best of luck with the pain management. My sincere prayers go out to you. emoticon

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IDLETYME 2/13/2014 1:12PM

    You are really having a terrible time. I hope this next round with the doctors bring you some relief. Am keeping you in my prayers and will be watching to see how your next appointments go. Hope you can get a good nights sleep. emoticon emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 2/13/2014 10:28AM

    So, Nattacia, what's the home plan for exercise? What's the plan for medications available to you for pain? When do you get appointments again? I am concerned for you since you go through so much and I hope that you have enough support long-term. God bless you. I hate the heat too and it makes my MS worse so I understand your misery. emoticon emoticon

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MILLISMA 2/13/2014 8:44AM

    Nattacia, so glad that you have found someone that you can connect with. Sounds promising and hopeful. I wish I could send you some colearer weather. Right now it's been snowing heavily with heavy winds causing big snow drifts - think we're heading on close to a foot already. This will keep me bush for a while.

Keeping you in my prayers that you might finally get some relief from you pain and also from the heat.

hugs....Mary Anne

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1CRAZYDOG 2/13/2014 8:14AM

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Hope you're feeling a little better. So difficult to deal w/chronic conditions. **SIGH** ((((HUGS))))

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/13/2014 5:14AM

    I hope they can help you next week that your pain lessens and it gets cooler out. Hugs

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NEW-CAZ 2/13/2014 3:01AM

    I hope you get some pain relief soon and some sound sleep. sending you a huge bear hug, hang in there.

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GOANNA2 2/13/2014 2:00AM

    Oh Boy, Adelaide has had some hot days and I can
understand that it must be difficult to get some sleep.
I'm glad that there is a break in the weather to give
you some relief. You sure had a big day with all
the tests. I hope that something good comes out of
all the testing. Take care and I hope you can get
some relief from the pain and that you can get
a good night's sleep.

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WENDYJM4 2/13/2014 1:29AM

    I also hope they come up with some ways to be able to help you next week. i know how the heat knocks everyone around, has not be nice.

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Breast Care Nurse fundraising - Jane McGrath Day at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Hello dear Spark Friends,

Thanks so much for your lovely comments on yesterday's blog. Still feeling a bit 'under the weather', but while watching today's broadcast of the cricket from the Sydney Cricket Ground, thought I'd write a blog about "Jane McGrath Day" and change my background picture.

Jane McGrath, wife of retired Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath, suffered from breast cancer and later bone and brain mets before her life was tragically cut short at the age of 42, in 2008. In 2002, Glenn and Jane founded the Jane McGrath Foundation, a charitable organisation dedicated to raising money to fund breast care nurses in rural and regional Australia, and also to raise breast cancer awareness.

To date, the Foundation has raised $12 million and funded 100 McGrath Breast Care Nurses, who have supported over 25,000 Australian families affected by breast cancer.

The third day of the test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground each year is now known as Jane McGrath Day, where money is raised for the Foundation. The ground becomes a sea of pink, as spectators, commentators and the cricket teams show support. The commentators are decked out in pink jackets, ties and Akubra hats. The Ladies Stand is renamed the Jane McGrath Stand for the day, and the Members' Village Green transforms into the Village Pink.

The Sydney Test is also known as the Pink Test.

The Australian cricket team players are each given a pink version of the traditional 'baggy green cap' that they all sign. Led by the Australian captain, they come out to the ground wearing the pink caps, which they hand one by one to Glenn McGrath. The background picture you can see on my page is that of Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke giving his cap to Glenn McGrath.

The opposing team are given a paler pink version of their own caps, which they sign, and also give to Glenn McGrath as they come out on the ground. The caps, along with the shirts worn and signed by each Australian player, are all auctioned to raise further funds for the Foundation. At the time of writing this, it was announced that so far just today, $450,000 has been raised, and of course more will come from the auction of the pink caps and players' shirts, plus further donations from the public.

Here are some pictures for pink fanciers everywhere...

The Jane McGrath banner is unveiled in front of the Members Stand:

Breast Care Nurses - and one patient, who is furthest left:

The SCG is awash with pink:

Getting into the spirit everywhere:

Australian Captain and Vice-Captain hand their caps to Glenn McGrath, watched by Jane and Glenn's children James and Holly:

I thought it was a pertinent subject to so many Sparkers and my Spark Friends, so I wanted to share some information about this special sporting day.

I send my prayers and thoughts to all Spark Friends who are touched by any form of cancer, in the hope that you all get the support you need, and God's blessings for recovery and that each day may improve, or at least be as good as possible.

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Till next time,

Blessings, big hugs and love to you all,


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NEW-CAZ 1/19/2014 3:31AM

    thank you for sharing, great blog!

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    emoticon for sharing. This is a great sow of support for a worthy cause.

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GOANNA2 1/6/2014 2:32AM

    Thanks Nattacia. I watched the Pink Test and am
in awe that both teams get on board. it is such a
delight to see the SCG awash in pink. Jane
has left a legacy which continues to give so
much to cancer sufferers. Well done Australia
for winning the Ashes 5 - 0. emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 1/5/2014 2:19PM

    Thank you for sharing her story, very inspiring!

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    Wonderful blog. Although this woman lost her life her legacy is blessing so many others.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/5/2014 11:57AM

    Absolutely awesome! HUGS

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MILLISMA 1/5/2014 10:15AM

    A heartbreaking and beautiful story. Brought me to tears. So sad that she passed so young but her legacy lives on and she has helped so many. Thanks for sharing this....warmed my heart.


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ALEXSGIRL1 1/5/2014 8:47AM

    what a great news and a lovely tradition still carried on to help so many thanks so much for posting this .What a lovely blog, full of hope.,

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RDEE22 1/5/2014 6:44AM

    Thanks for sharing this. It is great that they now have their hundredth nurse. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHOOPETTE 1/5/2014 4:52AM

    This is beautiful

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WENDYJM4 1/5/2014 2:41AM

    A very special day Nattacia. Thank you and I did watch most of it.
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SUSIEPH1 1/5/2014 2:15AM

    Great Blog Natticia .. Thanks .. I have two step daughters that had breast cancer. They are the lucky ones and doing just fine ..love Susie xx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOTLEM 1/5/2014 1:16AM

    Always a great fundraising day and a great cause. Lost my friend's daughter aged 23 to breast cancer and my workmate a few years ago who was only 44 yrs old. I am still in remission and doing fine.

On a cheerier note, Aussie not only wins the Ashes, but looks like it will be a clean sweep 5 nil series for our blokes against the Poms.

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Laying Low / Some Good News

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Hello dear Spark Friends,

This is just a quick update...

If I'm a bit slow catching up with you this week, it's because I have an upper respiratory tract infection. emoticon

I suppose one could call it a 'Summer cold"... This is day 7 of mostly unrelenting symptoms. The worst part is difficulty breathing from all the chest and nasal congestion...I'm taking a de-congestant - it just seems it has a lot of hard work to do! I'm doing all the right things, so with rest I guess it's just a matter of time for it to clear up. If is doesn't get better in the next week I'll see a doctor. Since most of these things are viral, I don't want to be taking antibiotics unnecessarily should their effectiveness be reduced any time in the future - I had to have 3 lots of antibiotics last year, so I'm very wary of this. There's no lack of distraction though - being a sports fan, there is plenty of cricket and tennis being played in Australia right now.

I forgot to mention in my last blog that I have a bit of good news... I had been placed on the waiting list for the Pain Management Unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital a long time ago. It's taken 3 years, and late last year I finally received a letter advising me of a series of assessments they have booked for me in February - much to my GP's relief, as she has been very concerned at me being looked at by a someone who may be able to do more to help with all my pain issues during the past year. There are such long waiting lists for specialists, that I wasn't able to see anyone when I really needed to last year. So we'll see how it al goes in February!

I hope you are all keeping as well as possible.

Sending much love, hugs and blessings to you all,



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INGMARIE 1/12/2014 10:22AM

    Great news emoticon ,you will finally see a specialist ,I hope they can help.

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    I'm so happy about the good news. I think they will really be able to help you.

I hope you feel better soon. Everyone seems to be getting sick!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/4/2014 10:04PM

    emoticon I hope the specialist can help you with pain management. You have had to wait to long already.
Blessings and hugs,

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PHEBESS 1/4/2014 9:43PM

    Ugh, sounds like a nasty cold! Keep in mind if you run a fever or if the gunk turns green, that signals infection and you probably need antibiotics (even though I hate them too). We picked up what I thought was a cold in Singapore - by the third week of it, we finally went to a dr for antibiotics. Nasty germs out there, so be careful!

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1CRAZYDOG 1/4/2014 8:51PM

    Feel better and glad of your good news! HUGS

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SUSIEPH1 1/4/2014 7:31PM

    Hi Nattacia .. Sending love and healing vibes .. Hope you are feeling much better soon .. So glad you have finally been accepted at the pain management clinic .. I am sure they will help you manage your pain .. Know that I am thinking of you my lovely friend .. Love Susie xx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOTLEM 1/4/2014 7:03PM

    I had 10 bad days of it and still lingering a bit, and like you, I do not like antibiotics as if ever they are most desperately needed, the effect is reduced. Tom and I never have antibiotics, we just weather it thru, as looks like you are doing.

As I said in email, luck with PMU.

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STEPBYSTEP1955 1/4/2014 6:01PM

    I am sending you feel better soon vibes. Great news on being accepted for the pain management assessments in February. I hope things work out favorably for you .

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MOM2ACAT 1/4/2014 4:59PM

    When I get too stuffed up, this is something that helps me; one of my doctors actually gave me this remedy years ago; I boil 2 cups of water with 2 tablespoons of white vinegar in a pan, then I take it off the burner, and sit down with my head over it with a towel over my head and breath it in for 5-10 minutes. It helps when I have sinus pressure too.

I'm glad you have finally have a pain management appointment! I have a great pain specialist, and I hope you get a great one too. emoticon

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MILLISMA 1/4/2014 2:14PM

    Sorry you're not feeling well but you are so wise about be careful with antibiotics. They use to be dispensed like candy but not any more.

How wonderful that you will hopefully get some assistance with your pain!!! February probably can't come fast enough.

Getter better soon and say hit to your Mum!

hugs....Mary Anne

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/4/2014 11:24AM

    hope you feel better soon and awesome news for February I hope they can help you .

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