I am fed up of feet
Tired of toes
sick of soles
I have been to the doctors again about the verruca I have that I am sure I caught from the gym when I was a member.
It won't go. I have tried everything but apparently haven't tried enough. No the doctors will not freeze it off until I have tried the new stronger than bazouka gel and applied it every day for three month and filed it down every day for three month then they might - and it is a might - consider freezing it, if they are int eh right mood and if they feel it might work and if there is a Z in the month and the day of the week and they coincide with high tide and a blue moon. I despair.
I have tried every treatment known to man and to the internet - more than two years I have been battling with it ... I tell you ,my craft knife is looking very appealing at the moment!
Oh well - I hope in a mere three months time the stubborn little (well quite big actually) little devil has gone..
And in the great scheme of things it is not something bad. Plenty of people wished that was all they were dealing with. I have a sore foot - that is NOTHING! Absolutely nothing. I can walk and feel and move. Plenty of people cannot. Darcy Ward for one.
I have just watched the footage of last night's benefit meeting for Darcy at the stadium and sobbed my way through it. He has a long and very hard road ahead of him as he adjusts to a life he never expected nor planned and certainly doesn't deserve. I think he was incredibly brave to come last night and to speak to the crowds who love him and want to support him. He was brave and it was heartbreaking seeing him like it. And I have to add I was so very very proud of my Nigel. He loves his job as presenter but there are times when being the man in the middle with the mike is incredibly hard and last night was one such time. I think it took every ounce of his not inconsiderable self-control to hold it together whilst he interviewed the man everyone was there to help. He showed steely determination to get the job done as he knew that was one thing he COULD do for Darcy. Well done my darling and stay strong Darcy - so many people are rooting for you and you hold a very special place in our hearts. x
One of the many news reports ....
DARCY Ward delivered a poignant message to a packed Wimborne Road on what was an emotionally charged night at his own benefit meeting.
Ward, who was on loan at Swindon when he had his horror crash in Poland, attended tonight’s meeting in a wheelchair and had to fight back the tears as he thanked those who have supported him since the accident.
The chant of Darcy Ward rang out around the Poole Pirates stadium when the Aussie was brought out into the middle of the track after heat 10.
Ward told presenter Nigel Leahy: "Honestly, it's really overwhelming. I'm stoked that people have shown so much support.
"I'd like to say thanks to my family whose support has been the most important thing so far.
"I see all the videos on Twitter of everyone chanting (my name), which is pretty cool, so big thanks for that.
"That's been a big part of keeping me going and trying to get through it.
"(The injuries) are only slightly better. It's been six weeks so it's early days.
"The back injury is pretty severe but I've got to keep pushing and we will see what we can do."
The Aussie was presented with a Book of Friendship, which held messages of support from fans, before being handed a cheque of around £26,000 raised by his Swedish club Piraterna Motala from their benefit meeting.
A host of speedway’s top riders turned out to ride in the meeting, including Swindon skipper Troy Batchelor and Nick Morris, with teams led by Maciej Janowski (Team Magic) and Chris Holder (Team Monster).
This makes for very very harrowing viewing but this is the link to Pirate Cast's coverage of the interview.
Today I am thankful that
- we have good health and are able bodied - never ever take it for granted
- Nigel did so well last night - I was proud of him
- Darcy got to see the outpouring of love and support for himself.
And I have to share this as one of the children shared it today