Week 50 – on the mend.

Luckily my face plant last week did not leave any lasting damage and my face is healing quite well.  It will take a few more weeks to return to normal looks but I am happy with progress.  The fall has been a big blow to my confidence and I must say I am much more cautious walking around the streets of Melbourne as I don’t want a repeat!

The blood tests from yesterday were encouraging although my magnesium and potassium levels had dropped considerably requiring some additional tablets to be added to the mix.  Just when I had started to reduce tablets!  I have now finished up with the steroids and the posaconazole (anti viral) so the daily intake is around just 10 tablets.

The Hb was 95, Wcc 6.0, platelets 36, Neutrophils 2.9 and Creatinine 83.  The other encouraging test result was the lymphocytes at 2.7.  This is an indication of the bone marrow working and the higher the reading the better.  It has been sitting at 1.0 so hopefully the marrow is finally kicking into gear.

A cold snap in Tassie delivered some snow to our property Milford.  Knox Heggaton who leases the farm sent this pic through and although it all looks idyllic he was a little concerned about the impact on his lambing ewes!




We also caught up with Suz Shearer and son Lachy at the Melbourne Home show. (Suz used to run Time Management training courses with me years ago in a previous life).  Suz and husband Brad now run Coolibah Turf from Echuca and supply Bunnings throughout Victoria as well as numerous other clients.  They have a huge business with 40 staff and 7 trucks running flatout.  A great success story.





Peter and Liz Dowling were down in Melbourne for a few days so despite the injuries we managed to go out for dinner to catch up no Wagga and Condo news.

On the weekend we had a lovely get together with the Gilfedders and Jeremy Twigg and partner Ness.  Nic and Mike were down in Melbourne for a family function.


One thought on “Week 50 – on the mend.

  1. Pleased to hear no falls this week – what a mess. The idea is to land on the mains and gently let the nose down – not go flat on the nose!

    Off to Birdsville (again) on Thursday with Clucie and a friend of his from Dubbo – so only three aircraft from WCAC this year and one is a ring in. Looking forward to it – I’m taking a cousin who has not seen anything much of the outback and John Flynn from Wollundry – hopefully no jewish jokes enroute. We are going via William Creek and Coober Pedy and home via Longreach and Yaraka.

    Hopefully some decent rain by weeks end. We are putting together a farm stay program via Rotary to give some of the worst affected farmers around Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo and north of Forbes a few days off the farm and a break.

    Cheers for now – keep you feet under control….


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