The Happy Walk on Hold

Submitted: Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 12:08
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Hi,

For anyone following The Happy Walk around Australia it is on hold for an indefinite period of time, hopefully not long.

I have been walking with fibroids (uterine tumours [usually benign]) for 6 years without too much trouble but in the last few months they have grown so large they are playing havoc with my hip, spine, bowels and menstruation. I can't walk upright without anti-inflamatories, pain killers and walking poles.

As I can't get private health insurance (suicide record) and am on a disability pension I will be waiting inline and have no idea how long that will be, the local hospital has an average 12 month waiting list for this surgery so I desperately hope for my health and for the walk I am fast tracked.

There will be one more blog to get up to date with The Happy Walk progress before it all goes quiet until I have fully recovered and am back on the road.

Thank you everyone for all your fantastic support, support for depression awareness, suicide prevention, Lifeline and moral support as I walk.

I'll let you know when I return to Creswick to start walking again but in the meantime I will have updates including mental health awareness links on The Happy Walk facebook page (not gonna let a few tumours stop me from helping people get better).

Cheers
Terra
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Reply By: Member - Andrew - Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 12:32

Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 12:32
Get well soon Terra

regards

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Reply By: Rockape - Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 13:44

Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 13:44
Terra,
sorry to hear that you have a bit of bother. Hope you can get into the hospital quickly and your plumbing repaired.

Keep on a smiling and don't be like me.




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Follow Up By: Member - Broodie H3 - Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 at 00:06

Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 at 00:06
Terra get well soon, being crook is not the best thing in the world but being alive is.
and rock ape if that is your happy face your in trouble my friend lol.
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Reply By: Gaynor - Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 at 07:19

Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 at 07:19
Hey Terra, so sorry to hear this. I really do know how you might feel. I have lived with the same tumours for more than a decade and there are some days when it gets so bad I cannot get out of bed. And they just keep getting bigger, applying more pressure, but thankfully slowly in my case. Still, two the size of tennis balls are not comfortable. I am holding out for menopause, 'cause apparently they then disappear. Something to look forward to. But that is a long way away for you..... I feel for you girl.

I have just signed up on Facebook. Let's be Friends?
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Follow Up By: Gaynor - Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 at 07:43

Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 at 07:43
Sorry, that should have read golf balls. Big difference.
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 at 10:40

Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 at 10:40
Cheap advice can be just that but as this is the only avenue I know you thru Terra then focus on your goal always, and to be able to continue your walk I am sure is part of that goal, so keep your compass pointed in that direction.
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Reply By: Bazooka - Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 at 21:08

Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 at 21:08
Admire your tenacity Terra. Hope you get treatment in a reasonable timeframe so you can get mobile again.
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Sunday, Mar 24, 2013 at 01:37

Sunday, Mar 24, 2013 at 01:37
Oh that sux Terra - so sorry to hear this has interrupted your goals but sometimes you just have to listen to your body. Best wishes for a quick resolution. Michelle
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Reply By: pawsoz - Friday, Mar 29, 2013 at 09:26

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 at 09:26
So sorry to hear this Terra, best wishes for your recovery and I hope it is quick!

What you had planned was so good and is certainly an area that needs lots of support, I know as I am studying to work in the area!

Cannot keep up with you on Facebook 'coz I don't do facebook but get well and stay safe.

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Reply By: steved58 - Friday, Mar 29, 2013 at 22:53

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 at 22:53
Get well soon terra its people like you that make the world a nicer place to live
Steve
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