When I first became Paralysed it was a huge adjustment, many tears and many dark days. Gradually over the last three years the dark days have become less and I have learnt to live life in a different way. Part of this adaptation was finding things that make life more exciting and more normal. One … More My New Toy!!
In March I spent two weeks doing intensive therapy with a group called Making Strides at Sargood on Collaroy. Making Strides is usually based in Queensland but a few times a year they travel down to Sargood where they do two week intensive courses… Making Strides work in a very different way to usual physiotherapy … More Intensive therapy
I am happy to say that my story was shared on the Rare Diseases website and that Radiation Induced Lumbar Plexopathy is now listed amongst their rare diseases. This is a step in the right direction to have acknowlegment and understanding of RILP .. we need to understand the symptoms so that diagnosis cam be … More Rare diseases
Just a little catch up with a few pictures of what I have been doing.
One thing I love is flowers, so a day spent at the botanical gardens is the best . These are pictures from the Winter flower exhibition in the Calyx greenhouse…just beautiful
At last I have my membership to the Sargood at Collaroy gym. Above is the wrist band that allows me to access the weight machines with no help from anyone else… a very helpful thing when you are in a wheelchair and seek independence. I roll up to each machine, I tap the wrist band … More Accessible Gym Membership
Yesterday at the invitation of my friend Cathy, who works as a ranger, Annie and I went to the Kamay Botany Bay National Park in Kurnell. https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/visitor-centres/kurnell-visitor-centre At the visitors centre we looked at the various displays as Cathy explained to us the history of the area. Did you know that Captain Cook’s ship was … More Rolling through history ..
During my stay at Sargood at Collaroy I took part in various adaptive sports. It was hard to choose from the long list of available activities, some onsite and others out and about. http://sargoodoncollaroy.com/guest-services/recreational-activities/ As this was my first visit I decided to make use of the equipment that was onsite. My first activity was to … More Adaptive sports at Sargood
Writing this post I see it as a turning point in my “Life in a Wheelchair”. Last week I spent my time staying at Sargood on Collaroy, a resort custom-built for those with spinal injuries http://sargoodoncollaroy.com What a magic place and what an amazing concept built on the site of a home left by Fredrick Sargood in … More Sargood on Collaroy