Colin has new physio goals. Perhaps the most important is to assist with transfers and to be able to shift himself in his chair. It is amazing how well he is doing, and the progress he is making with the help of the physio and Jabu. Jabu works him relentlessly with both passive exercises to … [Read more…]
Differences between being a quadriplegic or a paraplegic People are not always aware of the differences between the terms paraplegic, quadriplegic, and tetraplegic. Sometimes, even medical professions who are not directly involved with spinal cord injury are not always clear. Here is a great article that explains the difference very well: Spinal Cord dot com … [Read more…]
Growing up with two brothers, and practical and pragmatic parents, I learned from an early age that I could do anything my brothers could. I built my own treehouse, made a go-kart, played with dolls, and got muddy along with the rest of them. I learned I was in charge of my own destiny, and … [Read more…]
Found somewhere in Harare, Zimbabwe. My Dad sent it from his travels.
OT and physio this week, as well as a well-earned burger from Rocomama – where Colin has wanted to go for ages now. Colin’s right arm has just suddenly started working since just before Christmas, and continues to gain strength. We are working towards Colin being able to type with two hands using his stylus … [Read more…]
Just in the last week, Colin’s hand function is such that he was able to use his traditional Gilette razor instead of the electric one he has been using. Initially, he was not able to hold the electric one, and I used to shave him. Then he was able to hold it himself and shave … [Read more…]
We went to see Star Wars today. It is the first movie we have been to since Colin’s accident. My Dad came with us – since he is the person responsible for my proper education of seeing Star Wars in 1976 and every other time since. It was also in 3D which is cool. Jabu … [Read more…]
The traditional disabled-friendly parking logo like like this: This is the new one that is more popular with the community: These are the ones at our local shops: and Not sure what they are trying to say about the shape of those who live here… HA HA HA!
It is that time of year again – Christmas Eve, and we have had a long year. I look back with some sadness, lots of gratitude, and thanks for every person who has stood alongside us this year. Without the support structure I am privileged to have, this would have been a different year. In … [Read more…]
I have said it before, and I will say it again – I am not surprised, but I continue to be amazed at Colin’s progress and tenacity. He is just determined to make the best of the situation, and find alternative ways to do what he wants to be able to do. In the mornings, … [Read more…]