My new normal day

Posted on March 11th, 2008 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

So the next installment of my new sporting profile goes like this. I rocked up to chemo gym this morning knowing that Channel 9 were going to be filming and interviewing some of us.

I got there a bit late so I nudged my way past some new guy in front of me so that I could hear what was going on. The new guy turns around and I see his face. Now although I consider myself quite bereft of any sporting knowledge, I know who Justin Langer is (a cricketer I hear). After excusing myself and exchanging greetings, we got on with the routine.

Did my walk with Embers (sorry, Andrew Embley), then spent the next 20 minutes boxing with Justin Langer. When he could take no more I let him have a break while I was cornered by Dixie Marshall for interviewing.

I am not sure when the story will air but it will be on Channel 9 sometime soon and focuses on the Solaris cancer support group and ChemoClub.

I am way back into it. Rode my bike for the first time in a year on Sunday, and again today. I feel like my strength is pretty darn good. I haven’t thrown my arms around like I did today with boxing for over a year and both JL and I were surprised at how hard I was hitting. I have been cautious of course knowing that my sternum has taken quite a beating over the last year, what being engulfed by cancer, then radiated, then losing whatever density it had through osteoporosis.

I am quite pleased with the improvements I have seen since joining the gym and having treatment. I can actually feel some meat returning to my bones and my energy is pretty good too. This is definitely the best I have been since this time last year.

The rest of the day was spent filming a documentary on trees. I am focusing on the use of trees in urban and suburban developments in regards to creating microclimates and canopies in streetscapes. My goal is to get as much footage now and work on the mini-doc editing while I recover from high-dose (the intention is there). Or I might just prefer to vomit for the two weeks. We’ll see.

I may not have mentioned it before but last weekend a year ago we were camping with some friends down in Collie. It was while I was driving back from this trip that I noticed a lump on my sternum the size of a 20c piece. It has been quite a journey since then.



Comment on March 11th, 2008.

I am so excited that you are rubbing shoulders with famous people!!!! I think I might start putting a ‘hit-list’ for you, because I am terrible when it comes to celebrities. I once sat next to Dicko at The Queens and I tried to ask him for an autograph but I stuttered and DJ had to save me from looking like I needed medical assistance. A few months later we were in Leederville and I saw Hotdog from big brother but I was so nervous to be in such an awesome presence I was too scared to say anything, and Deaj point blank refused to take a photo whilst I casually stood next to mr dog. So I think I may just live this dream through you now Cam, because you are doing a better job than I ever will!


Comment on March 11th, 2008.

now you know how I feel in your presence cons.

Carms (stage name:Sistra d'Cam)

Comment on March 12th, 2008.

I have dedicated the best years of my life (or at least the better side of my daydreaming) to being famous and there you go just slotting in with all the big names of WA in one normal day. Next thing you know everyone with a ‘I am a Cam Fan’ T-shirt will be petitioning for a National Holiday of Cam… or could that be Friday the 14th March anyway?? Just putting it out there.


Comment on March 12th, 2008.

So far you’ve met people who are famous. However, as none of them play for FFC, you have met no-one important. (FFC is not where you buy fried food, btw!)

Cuz Adam

Comment on March 12th, 2008.

Cam, when you next bump into JL, mention that you are my cousin. When he stares at you blankly, mention that I drew up his house plans working for “Bruce”. If he still stares at you blankly, give him a little cuddle.

BTW I bumped into Peter Bell who is a FOOTBALLER who plays for the FREMANTLE FOOTBALL CLUB.


Comment on March 13th, 2008.

Cam, You have been famous for a while. I suspect their is quite a sneaky spying fellowship of folk (I doubt I am alone) who have been following your every post for some time without ever commenting (until now). You are way more popular and cared for and prayed for than you could possibly realise. Keep up the news – they help give me some good lunchtime reading from the office!


Comment on March 13th, 2008.

HI Elisa,
I have been keeping up with your Sri Lanka adventures since discovering your blog! Amazing adventures I am sure! It would be great to hear about them more whenever you are back in town.
I do feel overwhelmed with the care and support from people. You’re right though, I do not know the extent of support, and often I take that for granted. I have the honor of knowing some amazing people all over the world, so it is humbling everyday I remember how fortunate I am.
Stay safe Elisa, and thanks for breaking out of the sneaky spying fellowship for a bit.


Comment on March 13th, 2008.


I made toast with butter and vegemite for Peter Bell when I was working at a cafe but, being an Eagles fan, I think that your new best mate, Embers, is way more impressive.


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