I keep on going to post something on my blog and yet things have been so busy this last few weeks. There is so much to say, so little time. The election here in Australia has driven me crazy. It would seem I am not on my own there. I have been speaking to my patients and they have all concurred that this has been the most trying election in a very long time. We need someone with balls up there... and it does not matter if it is a woman or not.. they still have to have some balls!
My boys back the Tigers in AFL. In the news there has been so much coverage about Ben Cousins that it is driving me nuts... yeah... I could soon end up in a nut house! For those who do not know, Ben Cousins is an awesome football player with a drug addiction and people have been putting their head in the sand for way too long and letting this great looking guy keep on playing football, and keep on giving him awards making it all look wonderful. Now he released a documentary all about him and his family and his life of drugs. It is dis heartening to me to watch this story come to light. The people I have been in contact with over my nursing career have a less than glamorous life and are in dire trouble health wise all because of drugs. Not to mention the fundamental breakdown of family and close friends. A whole community is affected.
What needs to be shown is not the outside of the person on the documentary, which is a great looking young guy who looks amazingly fit.. but the organs inside of him and what has been affected... and also other people's scans down the track 10 years or so.. to show the affects drugs have on the body. As I tell my kids, drugs kill you..end of story. I hope it is enough.