This is my new set of wheels to accommodate my leg being in a brace for the next few weeks. Not the easiest to move around with but it does the job!!I Also have a fitting on my shower chair to elevate the leg. We use a large plastic bag to keep my leg and the … More Update on broken knee!!
All my life I never broke a bone, however three and a half years in a wheelchair and I have had two broken bones which seems crazy as it was not as if I fell out if my chair or did anything dangerous. Nearly two years ago my femur was broken during a physio session … More Oh no not again!!!
I am once again spending two weeks at Sargood, a resort for those with spinal injuries, on the northern beaches of Sydney. I am there to take part in an intensive therapy program run by Making Strides. Making strides is based in Queensland but they send two trainers down for the two weeks at Sargood and … More Making Strides.. therapy
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 ..