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!!!
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
My daughter is very good at finding things that make my life a little easier. One of the difficult things is to carry hot drinks and wheel my wheelchair, its a very easy way to get burnt. This little thermos with a tea strainer inside is a great way to overcome this hurdle. I can … More Learning to adapt
The drama that occured three months ago, after I left hospital, felt more like one step forward and ten steps back!! Leaving hospital I then started outpatients physio twice a week. One on one for two hours each session. It was really good and I continued with my strength, stretches and wheelchair skills. Coming to … More One step forward and two steps back!!
Prior to becoming Paralysed I spent a lot of time in the pool as it was very good for my lymphoedema. I was never a good swimmer, just a bit of breast stroke, however freestyle, backstroke and butterfly somehow eluded me!!! I could never get the breathing right. However walking in a pool and … More Sink or Swim
I was thinking today about how Social Media has affected the way we deal with illness. Once upon a time if you were unwell it was a trip to the doctor and if needed a specialist. The only infomation that was available was that given by the doctor, nurse, social worker or maybe the odd … More How has Social Media helped you with your health?