Colin, my bestest in the whole world, got me a special present that arrived this morning. Knowing that I am an original Star Wars fanboy, and that I do most of the DIY around the house – specially now – he got me THE perfect gift. It is something I saw on a forum or … [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…]
Colin has needed a new pair of shoes for a long time. Even before he had his accident, he needed new shoes. It was always a mission to get him to go with me to get shoes because we were always both so busy and if we went out shopping it was always for other … [Read more…]
Colin is able to drive his chair under the table I made for the bathroom so he can grab his toothbrush, his brush, and shaver. His motor skills are coming along, and this is the next step in more self-sufficiency.
Colin has some small ability to use his thumb on his left hand. He has been working hard to regain whatever is possible, and yesterday at rehab with the OT, we tried the EX Kit for the first time. This one was Stuart’s (my oldest brother) from about 40 years ago, and my Dad has … [Read more…]
We had a wonderful breakthrough today at rehab. Colin has been wanting to try wheeling a manual chair for about 2 weeks now, since he started having slight movement in his right arm. Today he tried wheeling himself in a chair, and managed to get around the rehab in a circuit of about 30 metres. … [Read more…]