Wednesday, 28 September 2022

MY CONDITION part 2

 

Symptoms of Dystonic Tremor

The symptoms of dystonic tremor can differ from patient to patient. Sometimes sensory tricks can temporarily cause tremor to disappear, such as, if the patient has head tremor, then placing the head against a headrest or a light touch to the chin can resolve the dystonic tremor of the head. Dystonic tremor can also affect the patient’s quality of life and cause tiredness in the patient and feels of isolation in social gatherings. Anxiety or stress worsens all types of dystonia also symptoms of dystonic tremor. In some patients, a small quantity of alcohol can temporarily relieve the symptoms of dystonic tremor; however, patient can experience a rebound worsening of the dystonic tremor the next day.



Tuesday, 27 September 2022

EXTREME CREATURE: QUOKKA

 


Good morning on this coldish, wet morning here in Newie today's extreme creature is the really cute Quokka.


They can be found in the south-western part of Western Australia in particular on Rottnest Island. There they win over the hearts of many visitors with their relaxed and friendly nature.


They are also known as the short-tailed scrub wallaby, is a small macropod about the size of a domestic cat.


While our quokkas are certainly friendly, touching and petting them is not permitted. Quokkas and birds on Rottnest Island have been known to deliver a nasty bite as well as carry diseases like Salmonella.


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Monday, 26 September 2022

FACTS

 

Another Monday means more facts, so here you are................


In 1943 American bakers were ordered to stop selling sliced bread for the duration of World War 11, only whole loaves were allowed. The reason for this was never explained, how it helped the war effort no one knows.


Karl Benz invented the car in 1885.


In the Stone Age people who didn't feel well someone would cut a hole in the persons body with a sharp stone to allow the pain to escape.....Really how does anyone know that.


The ancient Romans had shows called Pantomimes hundreds of years ago, a man would read out a story while silent actors played the

parts behind him.


A Flemish artist is responsible for the worlds smallest paintings in history, including a picture of a miller and his mill painted on a grain of corn.

Sunday, 25 September 2022

WEEK 38 OF 2022

 Had a good night, I woke Tim to help me this morning, he said he went to bed at 1.30am, I thought ok but I still need help.

Kathy came and showered my at Jess's place.

Tim at last cleaned up out the back where I used to sit during the day as it was a right mess and I haven't been able to sit out there since June due to the damage from the tree coming down.

Had a good night up at 5.40am and had Tim help me dress, as I had to unpack the dishwasher before she came down as she would only go off that her didn't do it.

Tim up at 7.50am which is early for him.

Workmen turn up to work on the bathroom including the painter, at 2.30pm the plumber turned up to install toilet, sink and shower. It will be ready for use tomorrow.

Used the new toilet this morning there was water in front of the bowl so I placed a towel in front of it.

The guy in charge of the bathroom reno came and picked up all the rubbish and said someone should be here tomorrow to do the curtain rods.

Late this arvo the people came to remove the porta loo and shower.

Received part of my Kmart order a big box for two small packets of colouring pencils. Talk about a waste.

Another day to struggle through and it is suppose to rain today.

Sandy rang at 10ish to say she was coming to take me to the cemetery as Mum & Dad's headstone as it now has two extra photos on it. One of Mum and one of Mum & Dad on their wedding day.

Tim sent me a message saying he was 3hrs early for work, he read the shift info wrong. He didn't bother to come home though.

The bathroom guy came and installed the shower curtain.

Woke to the sound of rain at 4.30am, got up and went to the loo then to the kitchen to check the roof it was leaking so placed bowl to catch the water and turned the full dishwasher on.

A public holiday to mourn the Queen, also my 38th wedding anniversary.

We had planned to go out for lunch but it was raining too much so cancelled. Had KFC instead.

Last day of term 3 for schools and still wet.

I am in a lot of pain in my knees and back. I let out a scream when I had a shot of pain in my knee. Tim came running out and was angry only because he was worried.

Jess came and got me changed for bed, I rang Tasha to come help me into bed and she was in a foul mood made me think I should have asked Leo.

Had a good night and I am in less pain this morning.

Tim picked up the shower chair from Sandy's, so Kathy can give me a shower.

Kathy arrived at 1.30 and showered me and it was good.

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

DYSTONIC TREMOR

 

What is a Dystonic Tremor?

Tremor is an uncontrollable/involuntary oscillation or shaking or rapid movement of a part of a person’s body. For example, if a person has head tremor, then there will be involuntary shaking movement of the head. Similarly, if a person has hand tremor, then there is uncontrollable shaking of the hands. Tremor can affect any part of the body including eyes, vocal cords, arms, face, trunk and legs.

Dystonic tremor is a type of tremor which the patient develops along with or in association with dystonia.Dystonia is a neurological disorder where there is transmission of incorrect messages from the brain to the body resulting in unwanted movement or over-active or abnormal postures. Patient experiences Dystonic Tremor commonly in young adulthood or mid-life.


Tuesday, 20 September 2022

TOUGH ENOUGH

 


Good morning and since we now have a functioning bathroom photo coming tomorrow. Well it's tough enough day and today's creature is the Lace Monitor, heard of it, nope well it's a reptile, as in lizard.


They are built tough with a strong body up to two metres long, a muscular tail and long sharp claws.


In spring the males can get extremely aggressive often getting into violent fights, they stand on their back legs and wrestle each other with their forelegs.



Monday, 19 September 2022

MORE FACTS

 

.Well it is Monday again so it is facts day.

The British royal family changed there surname from the German Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor in 1917. WW1 broke out in 1914 and by 1917 was in full fury, so King George V decided to change the family name to Windsor after Windsor castle.

King George V also renounced all German title belonging to him and his family.

Kissing under the mistletoe is a peculiarity British tradition, a girl isn't supposed to refuse anyone even if it is some weird creepy guy.

A guy who receives a kiss must pick a berry from the branch when all the berries are gone the kissing must end.

Charles VI called “Charles the Mad” ruled France from 1380-1415. He believed he was made of glass and put iron rods into his clothes to stop himself breaking

Sunday, 18 September 2022

WEEK SOMETHING OF 2022

 Another good night but this computer is pissing me off this morning.

Last night I had Tim cut down two pairs of long pants only to find out that the pair I chose to wear are too big for me, so into the old clothes bag.

Had another good night awake and up at 5.45.

Tasha was having a bitch which woke her dad so he got up in a foul mood. I don't need this stress.

No workmen here today but someone will be back tomorrow.

Tim found a lift chair on Facebook for only $450 and it was only a short drive to the blokes house after looking at it he bought it and will pick it up on Thursday.

While I was waiting in the car I had a bad panic attack. I became so scared I started screaming for Tim. I don't know what caused it. Afterwards I rang Sandy to talk about it as I can't ring Mum.

An early start to the day up and dressed by 6am, had a wash but I still stink in my opinion.

Had a workman turn up and do some stuff to the bathroom. While he was here Tim was on the phone to a mate who said it is costing him $16,000 to renovate his bathroom.

Tim has gone to see his counsellor. It is a cold afternoon.

Looks like the tiler will be here tomorrow now.

What a night had to get up to pee 4 times how annoying but at least I settle down again quickly.

The tilers arrived at 7.45am.

Went to the doctors he said that the panic attacks are connected to my condition. Also he bulked billed me. Rang Sandy to tell her what the Dr said.

Tim goes back to work tomorrow for 5hrs a day for 5 days per week.

At 2.30pm Dave arrived to help Tim pick up my new lift chair.

Had a good night up to pee only twice. The workmen turned up at .7.20am.

The internet is dropping out a lot this morning.

I did managed to do food shopping which was something but other sites wouldn't load.

Tim back at work this afternoon, I hope all goes well.

I slept for a solid 12 hours last night so woke really needing to pee.

Tilers here doing more work in the bathroom, which didn't take long.

Did an online shop at Kmart getting it delivered.

Getting myself ready for bed as I didn't want to get changed at 2pm when Jess would do it.

At 4pm I was attempting to go to the loo when I found myself frozen with piss running down my leg. I managed to clean up the mess and only cried a little

Made the mistake of ringing Tasha for help getting dressed, she went on about her dad not helping.

Kathy not coming today she will be here tomorrow.

Tim is happy to be back at work which makes me happy. He went out to cash in some bottles but that is all he has done all day .

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

TOUGH ENOUGH

 


Here we are at tough enough day and today's creature is the good ole Tassie Devil.


The Tasmanian Devil may be small but it has a big bite, the same strength as a dog four times its size. This is mainly due to its diet they eat lots of meat so they have to be able to crunch bones and tear off large chunks of flesh.


Tasmanian ‘devils’ are named for the sound they make. In fact, the first European settlers to enter Tasmania (the southern state where they are found) began hearing unearthly, blood-curdling shrieks and growls from deep within the bush, making them imagine that demons surrounded them in the wilderness. Hence: Tasmanian ‘devils’. They make lots of strange sounds (coughs, growls, snorts, sniffs, screeches and even sneezes) usually to scare off other animals to avoid fights.


Like all marsupials, devils store fat in their tails, which thicken up like humans' waistlines. A particularly plump tail is a sign of a healthy Tassie devil and, considering they can eat up to 40% of their bodyweight in one day, their tails can get mighty plump!


Tasmanian devils have a bit of a disturbing feeding habit. These mischievous little critters like to fall asleep inside a rotting carcass (called ‘carrion’) so they can wake up and continue eating. Though it sounds a little gruesome, by eating animal carcasses, Tassie devils actually help to keep areas hygienic and free from blowfly maggots.


A mother Tassie gives birth to around 20-40 joeys at once. However, these joeys have to race to her pouch, which only has four teats. Talk about a hard start to life! Because of their tiny birth size, the ones that make it will live in their mother’s pouch for roughly three months



Monday, 12 September 2022

FACTS AGAIN

Hello every one as you many  have noticed the last few posts have been shit to read so I am trying writing straight to the blog over writing it on  Sunday ready to  post, whether it makes a difference we will see.

In times of hunger, stone age  tribes would eat the old women before they ate their dogs, like  how the hell would they know that.

The Bible has been translated into Klingon, the fictional language from Star Trek.
There was or maybe still is for all I know a sport in Wales  called "purring"  where two opponents face each  other firmly  holding each other by the shoulders they would then kick each  other in the shins while wearing metal toeplates what we call steal cap boots, till someone their grip making them the loser.

The term "honeymoon" is a translation of a word coined by the Babylonians who declared mead, a honey flavoured wine, the official wedding drink, stating that the brides  parents be required to keep the groom supplied with t he drink for the first month  of marriage.

On the 7 January 2002, Bob Bowling of Willard Kentucky shot  himself in the thigh while practising his quick draw on a snowman,


Sunday, 11 September 2022

WEEK 36 OF 2022

Another wet morning, woke to a right mess in the kitchen which pissed me off. Managed to do a few things at the computer even though after a short time my knee would start to sting. Tim put the automatic door closer on the back screen door. He also found a blue tongue lizard in the back yard. Slept in till 6am just after I got up Kathy rang, Sydney-May is going to Luna Park in Sydney with the school. I thought it had closed down years ago. Around 7.30ish the bloke turned up to demolish the bathroom, took him 4hrs. The portable toilet and shower has not turned up. I used Jess's loo once then Tim made a hole in an old chair so I can sit on that with a bucket underneath for me to pee in. They porta loo people turned up late this afternoon but Tim talked to them about where they wanted to put it explaining that I would not be able to walk that far. So the skip bin needs to be moved so it can go on the lawn. We will see what happens tomorrow

Slept in till 6am just after I got up Kathy rang, Sydney-May is going to Luna Park in Sydney with the school. I thought it had closed down years ago. Around 7.30ish the bloke turned up to demolish the bathroom, took him 4hrs. The portable toilet and shower has not turned up. I used Jess's loo once then Tim made a hole in an old chair so I can sit on that with a bucket underneath for me to pee in. They porta loo people turned up late this afternoon but Tim talked to them about where they wanted to put it explaining that I would not be able to walk that far. So the skip bin needs to be moved so it can go on the lawn. We will see what happens tomorrow

 Woke twice during the night to pee both times it went ok. I woke to a messy kitchen. The bathroom guy arrived around 10ish and was annoyed that the skip bin hadn't been moved, he made some phone calls and a fat guy turned up looked at things and before we knew it they came and removed it. At around 1pm the house was like a station with men coming and going. After the bathroom is finished they will move the ceiling/roof and we will go into temporary accommodation. At around 4pm the portable loo and shower was delivered. 

.Woke twice during the night to pee both times it went ok. I woke to a messy kitchen. The bathroom guy arrived around 10ish and was annoyed that the skip bin hadn't been moved, he made some phone calls and a fat guy turned up looked at things and before we knew it they came and removed it. At around 1pm the house was like a station with men coming and going. After the bathroom is finished they will move the ceiling/roof and we will go into temporary accommodation. At around 4pm the portable loo and shower was delivered.

 Up early like 5.30 and Tasha was annoyed that I rang before 6am. At just after 7am the guy doing the bathroom arrived. He made a lot of noise he had to remove the cement floor, which was thicker then expected. Tomorrow a plumber will be here to do that part of the work in the bathroom. I find it a little difficult using the porta loo as there are no handrails for me to use to stand up. I woke at 5.30 felt awake so got up, rang Tasha at 6am, she was in a good mood. The plumber arrived around 10ish to work on the bathroom, at around 12.30ish the bloke who was here yesterday arrived to do what I don't know. Sandy rang at 2.15pm to let me know that Sue had an accident at work and was taken by ambos to the John Hunter Hospital, she fell down some stairs. 

 NIECE HAYLEY'S BIRTHDAY Been shaking uncontrollably since 4am and I heard at 4am that the Queen died. More workmen arrived at midday to do more work on the bathroom. Blain has finished school for this term, as he is in what they call a “life skills class” not main stream nor special ed something in the middle. 

KATHY-LEE'S BIRTHDAY SHE IS 37 Hard a good nights sleep no problems, up at 6.20am feel good. The workman arrived just after 11 and was here 4hrs and next I expect will be the tiles but we will see. Tim did some yard work

Wednesday, 7 September 2022

TOUGH ENOUGH

Ok it is tough enough day and today's creature is the Bombardier Beetle. This beetle carries the ingredients for a bomb in its bottom, what the hell. When its threatened , it mixes chemicals together to create an explosion making a large bang. Bombardier beetles are ground beetles in the tribes Brachinini, Paussini, Ozaenini, or Metriini—more than 500 species altogether—which are most notable for the defence mechanism that gives them their name: when disturbed, they eject a hot noxious chemical spray from the tip of the abdomen with a popping sound. These beetles tend to be very small in size, usually growing to be less than an inch (2.5 centimeters) long. Bombardier beetles can be found on the continents of North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Australia. More than 40 species of bombardier beetles are found in the United States. Each has blue elytra (wing coverings) and a reddish head and limbs. They are considered remarkable because of their ability to shoot a boiling, corrosive substance at predators.

Tuesday, 6 September 2022

FACTS ON TUESDAY BECAUSE MONDAY DIDN'T WORK

Another Monday is here so here are more facts. It is impossible to drown and not die, technically the term “drowning” refers to the process of taking water into the lungs, not to death caused by that process. A square mile in the Amazon jungle can contain up to 3,000 different species of trees In his final year Emperor Napoleon was exiled to the tiny island of St Helena in Atlantic. The wallpaper in his room was dyed with Scheele's Green a colouring pigment that contained copper arsenite. When the wallpaper became damp the mould converted the copper arsenite to a poisonous vapour form of arsenic. So his death was down to his wallpaper. The number “007” originated in the 16th century, Bond author Ian Fleming base his character on Dr John Dee, the first British secrete agent, who lived from 1527 to 1608 and was an adviser to Queen Elizabeth 1. Dee used the 007 code for his letters to the Queen. The two zeros meant “ for your eyes only”. Mosquitoes prefer to bite chilrden over adults and blondes over brunettes

Sunday, 4 September 2022

WEEK 36 OF 2022

 

Slept well till 3am the next 2.5hrs I was restless and got up at 5.30ish. Tim up at 6.15 to go to work I hope it is a good day for him.


Had to get Tasha to come and put drops in my eye.


A lazy day spent home alone, will have to get myself ready for bed.


Tim has decided to see a counsellor and our GP about his mental health.

A new day and I managed to piss Tasha off as she was going on about getting Webster packs for our medications. I feel it is an expense we can do without.


A good day managed to do a few little things and I feel good and my eye is looking more like it should.


Had a phone call from the guy who is doing the bathroom renovations he said workmen will be here on either Monday or Tuesday next week. The hold up is the demolition guys.

What a morning had a struggle to get my pants on took me half a bloody hour to get them on. I then came out to the lounge room to find Jess's quilt hang over my armchair which pissed me off because I was already in a mood.

My mood improved as the morning progressed.

The pain in my left knee has flared up again.

Had a good night awake and up at 5.45am, Kathy rang at 6.15am she was having a bitch about another mouse in her house.

Sandy came and took me out to see Mum & Dad and then we drove to Redhead beach to just look at the ocean. On the way home she stopped and bought me a caramel slice, which was yummy. Also called in and saw Dave.

Tim saw our GP and is now off work for 2 weeks on stress leave.

He also has appointment with a counsellor, I will find out more about that tomorrow.

I was up at 5.25 this morning needed to pee and couldn't see the point in going back to bed.

Tim didn't go to bed till 4am I suspect he fell asleep on the lounge.

Tim has decided to start another veggie patch and it seems to perk him up a bit.

It's Friday and for me it is just another day of struggle. I woke at 4am shaking and after 1.5hrs of that I got up and now I am washed, dressed and fed ready for another day doing bugga all.

I am fed up with my body,if it isn't one thing it's something else.

Tim went to Coles to get a few things he wanted as he said what I order online is stuff I want although he knows to put anything he wants on the shopping list and I will order it.

Woke to the sound of rain at 5.30 but managed to dose on and off till 6.30 when I got up. I had to call Tim to help me get my pants on as my feet got stuck and I wasn't going to spend ages struggling with them.

Kathy came and showered me and vacuumed out for me. Tim told me that late yesterday arvo 2 people turned up to check where to place the portable shower and loo. They decided that it will need to go across from the house behind Jess's car. How the hell am I going to be able to use it. Delivery will be Monday


WEEK 48 OF 2022

  Woke up in pain again but manage to wash and prepare myself for the day. I unpacked the dishwasher and prepared my own breaky. Tasha is i...