Now things are not going according to plan. It was meant to just be a stroke. But at the moment it is turning a whole lot more sour. Dad has had MRI’s, CAT scans, the works. The results? FUCKED. It looks like and inoperable brain tumour at the base of his brain. Hurrah!(Note: Sarcasm!!) 52, and struck down with that. I don’t know many details at the moment. Like what it is called or where abouts in the brain it is, apart from location. The stupid thing is that in Sydney it is a public holiday on Monday, and he can’t be seen until Tuesday. Mmm, i know that Dr’s have lives, but you would think that at least 1 Neurosurgeon would be on call. Luckly my Dr Sister, is over there, throwing her weight around. Funny thing is that she is training to be a surgeon. More renal stuff I hear.
Thanks for all your prays etc, it means heaps. My Girlfriend has been awesome thru it all. She has let me cry on her shoulder many a time. I asked her today if it was all a dream, like an episode of House. Unfortunately not, bugger!
I so wanted to fly over yesterday and just give him a hug and tell him to be strong. SMS just doesn’t do it right. We have decided that if he is going under the knife that we will all fly over. Bugger saving for Canada, family is more important.
I tend to have moments when im all together and stoic. Then other moments i fall apart. A song, a thought, anything can set me off. Guys aren’t meant to be this emotional! Damn it!! yeah right, anyone that can handle this without crying or getting upset, is not in the real world.
So i wait and see what will happen till Tuesday. It is going to be the longest 2 days i think i have ever had to face. I can do it. (That last bit was more for me, positive re-enforcement)
Some not to good news to report. My dad has just had a stroke. He is over in Sydney for my Grandpa’s 80th birthday celebration. I’m really worried, like so worried i don’t know what to do. I want to be there, but can’t (plus it takes 4 hrs on a plane). My sister, who is a doctor is over there, and he is being transferd by CHOPPER!! to the nearest awesome hospital (Royal North Shore). He is talking weird, cause the stroke was in the speech and recognition part of the brain. It is still not getting blood. This is some 3 hrs after it happened to start with. It is going to be a long road back to recovery. Im not sure what to do. Can you please do what ever you do, pray, give thanks to the greek gods, buddha- whatever.Â I just hope that he is going to be ok and that he will get back to the way that he was before. It is going to be hard, i don’t know what i would do without him. Why does it take something like this to happen to realise how much you love someone.
Love ya dad. Always will.
In new news i now have a Girlfriend. She is awesome. In the first 2 weeks we have been together, we have bought a house, had 3 kids, bought a house full of Ikea furniture and set plans for our around the world trip. Fairly productive i would say.
As before, i did ask her if she wanted to be my “girlfriend”, i was a bit slow on that though… it took me a week to ask her officially. I just assumed. Oh well its all good and offical now. OH Yeah!!!
So i was talking to a friend the other day. We somehow got onto the subject of Holland. Then i was asking why they have so many names for the one country. The lucky buggers have 3 names. See im annoyed at this, Australians have Australia as the country. England has the English. The Dutch, NOOO they have to be different, they have Holland and the Netherlands. Then i started asking why they weren’t called Hollandises’ or Netherlandians. No good answers were provided to me. The only answer being, ” They have a sauce named Hollandise, so they can’t be called that.” Thus i am dissapointed in the outcome of our disscussion, and had to drastically change topic, only to bring focus back on it again some 30mins later, over another Pint of English Ale. Still waiting for some good answers.
Do you ever get into situations where you imagine a soundtrack playing along, perfect tune in mind. Kind of like a TV show would do? I do. It is kinda weird at times though, well basically i would be driving along or doing something as unimportant. Then, BANG! i get a picture of how a scene would go, and the song playing in the background. Usually it is stuff that has already happened, but occassionally it is stuff that is yet to happen. The way that i see it playing out.
Look on the bright side. At least if i want to make a movie, i would be able to choose heaps of kick ass music to go with it.
A new look for Flickr got released recently. Oh. My. God. It is really sexy. Good work guys!
Why is it that guys with long brown hair and a beard all look like Jesus? Freaky if you ask me.
Been busy as hell lately. I managed to get another job though. So i have 2 maybe 3 at the moment. I’m a pizza delivery boy! Not the most glamerous job around, but at least the money i save (Mr Taxman, thanks for that- second jobs attract 50% tax on them) and earn, will help me get to canada. I just applied for my visa for Canada. Hopefully i will know in a few weeks, maybe less. So excited about going! 😛
Sunday 28th 1996, 1.30pm. One man changed Australia and the world, forever. His acts may have only lasted less than 8 minutes but have affect many long after this time. It has been 10 years since one man created a new world record for “a one man killing spree”. Of course im talking about Martin Bryant.
Many people have speculated at what made him kill 35 people and injuring 37. I’m not going to try and figure out why, what or how he did what he did. What Martin did was change Australia, in a fundamental way. He created national laws that prohibit the use of many guns, without a license. Automatic and Semi-automatic “Military style” guns were also banned from being imported and sold. This is huge, one man, such huge changes. I don’t really blame the government for doing what they did. I support it, one thing they didn’t tackle at the time, which could have helped was the fact that Martin had mental health issues.
The fact that he has the mental age of an 11 year old, and able to get his hands on such powerful weapons, and also live on his own, is baffling. How come he didn’t have a carer? Was he let down by the system? Most would say yes. The result are obvious. Whilst im not trying to provide answers here it has been facinating to read all the reports of various perspectives. Even such a long time after it has happend, FOI (freedom of Information) request by various media outlets has been denied. Obviously some people aren’t able fully over what happened. Which i can understand at the same time.
I offer my condolences to the people that have had to suffer and experience anything like this. Sometimes i wonder what i would do when faced with a life changing event such as this, i honestly don’t know what i would do. I would like to think i could handle events, but you never know. I just hope that it never does occur to me or anyone i love.
Yes! It has finally come to Australia. Ordering your Pizza’s online!! W00t.