Koiki's Diary extracts Oct-Nov 1991:
Thursday 3rd October 1991.
Fibreglass the floor of my trailer but did not do much due to my back pains.
Saturday 5th October.
Wanted to start fibre glassing the inside floor of my trailer but my back pain is still giving me hell.
Tuesday 8th October.
Went back to doctor at 24 hour medical centre for my back pain also came down with a heavy cold
Thursday 10th October.
Netta is a bit upset about me and don't talk to me at all.
Saturday 26th October.
Home all day resting my sore back. At night my back really played up, I never slept all night.
Monday 28th October.
Home all day.
Sunday 3rd November 1991.
My back feels better today so I went out and did some raking up. At night my back really played up. I never slept all night.
Tuesday 8th November.
Went back to doctor at 24 hour medical centre for my back pain also came down with heavy cold. I felt my throat is a bit sore and my voice got croaky.
Sunday 24th November.
I felt my voice was a bit sore and my voice got croaky.
Monday 24th November.
My voice is still bad I can only whisper. After returning from city by bus Netta and I went to 24hr Medical centre and saw the doctor about my back ache and my throat, Dr gave nothing for my throat and advised me to continue with the tablets provide before and rest my back and throat. Netta made appointment with Dr. O'Connor 11.00am
Wednesday 27th November.
Attended Dr. O' Connor's surgery, he said that I have done my discs and caused me to take some more tablets different ones and rest flat on my back until Monday & Return to see him.
Thursday 28th November.
Rested on my back all day. Jack Wailu phoned but I could hardly speak to them because of my voice.
Friday 29th November.
Rested on my back.
Monday 2nd December.
On my back until 3pm. Netta came with me to Dr. O'Connor at 3pm.
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Diary extracts, Oct-Nov 1991.
© Mabo Family Collection
Source: Mabo, Edward Koiki