Delivery by Dec 24 has ended: Get 10% off instantly emailed gift certificates with code NOT2LATE


By Joe Mortelliti

I now know why some athletes take them.

Due to a medical hiccup I was put on a strong dose of steroids a few months back. This dosage has been slowly reduced since then but in the meanwhile life did change somewhat..
I started getting up at 2.00am and “had” to edited photos, complete some writing and setup check lists for my up coming camping trip…I was so pumped up and running.
Things did improved after a little while and that changed to rising at 4.00am, but the level of activity was intense

My wife although concerned at my level of activity was very pleased that after some years that I had arranged to re carpet our house within days, something I had really been procrastinating about for a long time.
However I think she is still a bit bewildered and cannot understand why her perfectly good 2.5 year old silver Toyota had to be changed for a RED sporty hatch:-)
I’m not sure I have a good answer for that either.

I’m now getting up at 6.00am so hopefully things will and are settling down as the last dose of steroids was taken this week…but the doc tells me to beware that I will be flat for a couple of weeks now.
Maybe that is not a bad thing as the budget was getting a bit of a hammering anyway:-)

Life is interesting don’t you think?.


  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 5 years ago

    haha … oh Joe!!!! Well, I’m glad you’re okay … bless your heart. And i bet your wife is tickled pink … or should I say “red” … great, great story!!!!!

  • Thanks Lois,…she does have a big smile on her face:-))

    – Joe Mortelliti

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Dalealmost 5 years ago

    Oh that sounds familiar – don’t get too depressed if you find yourself being a bit more laid back for a while – enjoy it! (Hmmm and who is driving the red sporty hatch … ?) Hugs to you both – life sure keeps us guessing.

  • Marion looks real good in it too:-)) thanks Rosalie

    – Joe Mortelliti

  • Darren Stones
    Darren Stonesalmost 5 years ago

    Sounds like an Olympic gold medal is within reach, Joe. :-)

    Good to see Marion struck whole the iron was hot. Suppose she’s cruising around Geelong at the moment giving the wheels a spin ;)

  • It’s got 1,000km on the clock already and I have not had a drive yet:-(

    – Joe Mortelliti

  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...almost 5 years ago

    now you can finally get some rest and rejig the cashflow :)) aint life strange

  • Might be nice to sleep in too Christine:-)) thanks

    – Joe Mortelliti

  • Heabar
    Heabaralmost 5 years ago

    Joe i’m really excited for you both & continue to enjoy the journey of life ~~ you both deserve it & we understand the Red sporty car but what colour was the new carpet gigggggggglleee catchya again real soon dear friend Heather !!!

  • :-))…would you beleive….gold…just like sunshine:-))

    – Joe Mortelliti

  • Peter Hammer
    Peter Hammeralmost 5 years ago

    Sounds typical when there is something to photograph :-) Not that I would get up at 2am. Good to here you are not staying so hyperactive Joe as it must have been a strain on Marion. Definitely time for some rest.

  • A bit of a strain all round:-))cheers

    – Joe Mortelliti