Epic Fail!

25 01 2009

For anyone that isn’t aware; my folks jetted off on a lovely four month holiday to Europe and left me to house sit.

It’s only a tiny one room apartment …

It shouldn’t be any bother really … right?

Well, recently I had a friend over to visit …

We had an eye-opening conversation …

Went something like this …

Friend: Hey wow! What a nice place. A bit small but … oh hey look at that there’s a pot plant on the balcony.

Me: What! No there isn’t …

Friend: Yes there is! Have a look – it’s hanging from the ceiling in the corner.

I look at the balcony and sure enough there’s a pot plant hanging from the roof …

I ask you …

Who hangs a pot plant from a roof?

Oh okay gardeners …

*groan*

I look a little closer …

The entire pot plant is brown …

Apparantly plants don’t do well for three months without water …

On the plus side it had plenty of sunlight!

I look at Fiancee with a worried expression…

He looks at me with the same expression…

“Did you know there was a pot plant there?” I ask

“No” he replies

“Oh bugger!” I cry

“I hope my parents weren’t attached to that plant” I continue

“Come to think of it I remember your Dad asking us to water the plant” Fiancee replies

“Oh really?!” I reply confused

I remember no such conversation …

My parents have never been “plant people”

We never owned plants …

We always lived in apartments and there was never any room for them…

God I hope my Dad isn’t attached to that plant …

The computer still isn’t working right …

Well I guess I really only have one option …

I know your thinking what I’m thinking …

Move to the other side of the country before Dad gets home …

It’s the only logical course of action under the circumstances …

But seriously …

Who hangs a plant from a roof?

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25 01 2009

Hi …

I thought I was done writing about my health …

I had a blissful few days there …

Thinking everything was looking up…

Then I got some test results back from a blood test …

I have really high cholesterol and really high blood pressure …

It’s kind of to be expected since I was barely able to walk for the better part of eighteen months …

But the doc looked really worried …

He checked my height and weight and entered them into the computer …

My BMI makes the obese category by 0.5 …

Apparantly I’m overweight …

No shit sherlock!

It kinda happens when you haven’t been able to walk for a couple of years …

Then he asked …

“Do Heart Attacks run in your family?”

My mother had a stroke … her brother had a heart attack …

Apparantly I’m in the high risk category …

Yay!

I was already planning to get fit and healthy once my leg was better, but now I have extra impetus …

This is an impetus I don’t really need right now …

I should have written this before now…

but to be honest …

it’s just a bit embarassing …

it shouldn’t have gotten this far really …

Well …

I have an appointment with a dietitian …

an appointment I should have made years ago …

already in the last two weeks I haven’t eaten any chocolate, potato chips, fried foods, takeaway food, biscuits, cakes, eggs, fatty meats …

all the things that used to be a large part of my diet …

and I’ve exercised minimum 30 minutes every day …

it doesn’t sound like much but I’ve gotta start somewhere …

I have another test in early Feb …

Depending on the results I might have to take drugs for the rest of my life…

This has changed my plans a bit …

I’m staying in Australia until I can get this sorted out …

Fiancee is heading back to Korea as soon as possible …

I don’t have a lot of faith in long distance relationships …

But we’ll see what happens…

Well guess I have to get my butt down to the unemployment office…

This year isn’t really going as planned so far…

But I guess if it will make me a healthy person it will be worth it!





Leg Update 8: The Final Update!

13 01 2009

Yay!

It looks like my updates have come to an end!

About my leg anyway!

In my last update – the doctor had told me to go off the contraceptive pill, continue using my compression stockingĀ and take 100mg of aspirin every day.

Ironically, after ten years of pain this seems to have had an amazing effect!

Before the aspirin I’d be lying on the bed unable to move a muscle lest it aggravate the pain before the painkillers set in …

Before the aspirin I’d be waking up in the morning planning to only take 20 steps for the entire day; and those were all full of pain …

Before the aspirin, I had to use a walking stick to get around and I actually understood where Dr. House was coming from in every episode!

After the aspirin, I can get up and walk around freely, do about 200 steps a day and even help a friend move house!

I only wish one of the many doctors I’d seen before hand had managed to suggest the same thing …

Still much better than the Korean hospital that wanted to remove a third of my leg muscle … so glad I walked away from that idea…

Yeah that was a terrible joke …

So according to the doctor the plan is to stay on the aspirin for the next twelve months as it should keep working.

If at that time things go bad or to how they were before then I’ll have to see about the alcohol injections etc but that is something to be used if the current course of action doesn’t work.

Anyway, the doctor has given me the all clear to go back to Korea for twelve months …

Yay! I’m ecstatic!

Finally, I have my life back!

It’ll probably take us about a month or so to get jobs and go through the fun task of applying for visas etc

Now the next fun task; to find a job.