Been an interesting week to say the least!
We’ve worked hard with promotion but unfortunately we’re not able to attract the crowd we wanted. Despite this the show was great and people thoroughly enjoyed themselves! It was interesting watching people I know volunteer on stage and as usual – us Theatre Sports folks were some of the most entertaining! Check out the fabulous dancing here from my fellow Alice Springs Theatre Sports buff!
Alice Springs is a small transient population of 24 000. During the Easter long weekend even less and people tend to celebrate with family more than go out. We had to compete with a large scale music festival. In the end we got one good night out of the three planned.
The other complication was my health. As you know (and if you read The Girl who Cried Blood Pressure ) I have very difficult to control blood pressure. It’s know as secondary hypertension, because it is not caused by a heart problem, but by a more systemic issue. In my case, it’s linked to the massive trauma of Neurological Decompression Illness (see my LinkedIn article about being a “bends” survivor).
So this week it reared it’s head again. Now, stress? Yep. But normally that is not a problem – if my medications are working. But they haven’t worked for about 18 months and I’ve been struggling to convince the medical profession of that fact.
They see me living life to the full and figure – can’t be that bad. But, on the flipside of that, I am a stoic pain the ass, so they would naturally assume that.
So here we are, a comedy hypnotist, a sound effects guru and a bedraggled me (at least it feels that way for me at the moment)! Onwards and upwards!
Anyway, a day in hospital and a change in medication and we are back on the road…literally…for the end of the week in Tennant Creek, Katherine and Darwin.
That’s another 600 km drive to Tennant Creek, then another 680km to Katherine and then another 300km or so to Darwin!