Oh my goodness! Its hard to believe that this time tomorrow we will be up in the air on both Annalise’s and my first flight in a plane! At the moment I am experiencing many emotions, nervousness, excitement, a bit of anxiety…not a fun mix if you ask me, but I know that once I get on the plane I’ll be fine. Annalise is majorly excited though-she’s been looking forward to this since we found out that we would be flying to Melbourne (so about three months now lol) and she loves heading down to Melbourne.
Today will be my “getting ready for our trip” day. I have to pack a small bag of clothes for both Annalise and I, make sure I have all of our appointment letters together and find Annalise’s blue book. I have started getting organised for it though, I have a check list written so I know what we need to pack and I WILL be double checking it. Last time we went to Melbourne I forgot to get soap, so we had to walk around the hospital trying to find somewhere to buy some.
I love Melbourne. We have to go down on a 3 monthly basis, so that Annalise can see her Rheumatologist, get her eyes tested and see her physiotherapist. Two years ago Annalise was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and we are unable to get the specialist care we need here in Wagga Wagga. It has been hard on her, as it has spread from her left knee to both ankles and possibly her right knee, but she is a fighter. I have found this winter so far has probably been the hardest on her, with the possibly spreading to her right knee, but we manage it with Nurofen and heat packs when it gets bad and every 12 months she has steroid injections and serial casting to straighten her legs.
My baby boy (well not so much a baby anymore at the age of 10) comes home from his dad’s today! I have missed him so much and can’t wait for him to get home 🙂
This is only a short post today, because there is so much I have to do. I promise photos when I get back on Tuesday and a better post then 🙂
Have a great day,