Posted on May 6th, 2010 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

I was driving on the freeway today, and I could not believe how fantastic I felt.  It was only just over a month ago that I was wishing my life would dissolve rapidly into oblivion.  Now, the opposite is true – I don’t want life to stop as I am loving it at the moment.  This is such a complete change in such a small amount of time – I am having difficulty believing how good life is at the moment.

There has still been some very difficult things to get through this week, some really sad stuff, but even in the midst of that, I feel that life is progressing rapidly in an upwards direction.

May is birthday month in our family, where there are quite a few born in the month, so lots of celebrating and thankfulness for the gift of life.

I have really been enjoying my work with the Wyemando Bequest Inc, as I project manage the production of  a language and culture DVD for Indigenous kids.  We will be filming the tutorials in they Nyangumarta language of the Western Desert region of Western Australia – the Pilbara.  The website can be found at www.wymando.org.au

As from today, I am officially employed by Edith Cowan University as a Uni Colleague, doing prac supervision and possibly some tutoring as soon as positions come up.  It has been on my mind for a while, and last night I got an email offering as much work as I want, on a very flexible timetable.

I have also been able to fit in plenty of doco filming this week.  Really enjoying that.  I have found a car to replace mine that was written off in the hail storm last month.  The silver work has been picking up too with another retailer in Sydney taking on some stock and some good orders through.  It has been great working with Dad up at the studio in York.  He usually finishes all the things I start to do when I run out of time – I like this set up a lot!

My health continues to be good, I feel better than ever, and my hip is feeling better all the time thanks to intense physio and pilates.  The last hurdle I have is to get through my painkiller dependency.  This is proving to be extremely difficult, and I really need to come off them soon – they have been flowing through my veins now for nearly six months solid, and I am sure they can’t be good for you over long periods of time.

So I am so thankful for where I am, how I am, and what I am.  The space between how I feel now, and how I felt a month ago is like the Grand Canyon.  If there is a happy ending to this journey, I feel it is just about to begin, and I feel it will go for a long time yet.



Comment on May 6th, 2010.

Happy that you are happy!

Pam Randall

Comment on May 8th, 2010.

I am delighted, thrilled and praising God. Overjoyed for you. Thanks for the updates. Love Pam and Jim R.


Comment on May 10th, 2010.

It rocks being you!

Claire Pyper

Comment on May 13th, 2010.

We are so thankful for who you are and how amazingly you have coped with all of this. You are a true inspiration to many!
Onward and upward for you xoxo


Comment on May 15th, 2010.

Hi Cam. Are your painkillers opiates? I work as a nurse in the area of addiction and we see a lot of people come off opiates that were originally prescribed for back pain etc… email me if you would like more info :) Eva

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