I spent another day providing training in the nationally accredited "Apply First Aid". It was a tiring and long day. My neuropathy did not cause a problem until I got home and took off my boots. I enjoy my work and look at it as preparation for my pending career as a primary teacher. The best thing about my job is that I am training people in skills that could very well save someone’s life. I first started training as a "first aid" trainer in about 1993. Everytime that I run a course pick up new techniques and ideas on how to make future courses better,
Last night I changed my PowerPoint presentation by adding different videos. The result was I had a more powerful training aid.
I am so amazed at what I can do with my MacBook Pro. My presentations are done with the MacBook, as well as:
- writing articles
- general entertainment
On my last post I made mention that I am living in government Aboriginal housing. Most people living in South Australia with HIV I know are living in government housing. Public housing provides stability for people who have changing health needs. I don’t know of any other HIV positive Aboriginal’s. So on that factor I feel a little isolated. However my isolation is mitigated by my close circle of HIV positive non-Aboriginal friends. I feel very lucky that I stable housing and for HIV+ people secure housing is a main issue for staying well. My psychiatrist asked me on my last consultation if I had considered moving closer to my father. I replied that I have secure housing and my daughters down here. He conceded that I was better off staying here and not moving. My body nor my mind could handle a move at this time anyway. Besides I am starting my teaching degree next year and I certainly want to finish it.
My health has been fairly stable for quite a while. My immune system is doing very well. As far as my mental health my psychiatrist said he felt I was functioning very well had a good mood. I just feel tired because I am doing more than my body can cope with. I have been living with HIV for 23 years now and it has taken a toll on my body. Thank goodness that I have a very good relationship with my General Practitioner and Royal District Nurse.
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