Annoying Little Prick

Posted on November 23rd, 2007 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised. I was dreading the self-injecting. I took about half an hour yesterday to work myself up to taking the cap of the syringe. I take my hat off to folk that do this as a part of their normal lives. I had two nurses on standby, Elizabeth and our friend Chris from Melbourne. Another friend who is also from Melbourne, Bonnie, is staying just down the road. She is also a nurse. So I had 3 nurses ready to go in case it went disasterously wrong. The number for the medivac helicopter was on speed-dial and the defibrillator was charged and ready to go.
I finally shot up, pushing the tiny needle into my belly, and it was surprisingly painless. I don’t know why everyone was over-reacting. So this is my routine, twice a day until Monday when the harvesting takes place.
My body is aching now though. I woke up this morning feeling my heartbeat through my spine. It is amazing what we humans do for kicks.

3 comments.

Andrew & Ruth

Comment on November 24th, 2007.

You are a brave man Cam! Take it from another tall guy who has a phobia of needles!!! Ruth is due to give birth in a week and I am more nervous than she is.
Hope your travelling well. As said before, thanks so much for the updates you do on this site. Thinking of you heaps. Control the centre.

Rory Shiner

Comment on November 25th, 2007.

Hey Cam,
I am safe and sound back in Australia now. Wanna hang some time? We could come your way, or, for old time’s sake, my parents have got a room at The Windsor next Saturday night/Sunday morning. Maybe we could meet there, write our names in the wardrobes, dump our kids on Mum and Dad and get a coffee somewhere.
Whatever works.
Cheers,
Rory

Tanya Sankey

Comment on November 25th, 2007.

Hi Cam & Elizabeth, we’ve been following your pages for some time and feel totally blessed to have had you involved in some of my boys schooling. We never really know the real impacts people have on us until later down the track. Ro always loved having you as his teacher as I know so many studentd do. You gave him the encouragement to give it a go, to find a balance and never give up. You were awesome. We have just had our year 10 Graduation at MCC and Jayden was asked to say a few words on his time at MCC and guess what , you were mentioned on more than one occassion, the things you taught at Dwelingup camp are unforgotten. You have an amazing strength and I am encouraged by your journey. Cam you have a lasting impact on all who know you and I thank you. Positive builds positive and both of you are amazing. Stay strong and keep up the writings, it is so good to be able to laugh and cry with you. All our love Tanya, Col, Rohan and Jayden

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