“I always wanted to be able to do that for someone else but was either too lazy or not confident enough to take the first steps.”
I learned a lot from my dad. I wish he could’ve seen exactly how much.
Autonomic Dysreflexia: Probably one of the most critical side effect some spinally injured people face. Affects pretty much every facet of day to day life.So much hassle to wear good shoes.
It’s funny how we can find some truly brilliant people in some unlikely/unexpected circumstances. It has been 4 months since my last post and an interesting 4 months it’s been. Basically I had a bit of a health scare but fortunately I received the right care and medical attention before anything got too out ofContinue reading “In Him I See Myself”
As explained earlier, my health hadn’t been on top form for some weeks now. I was in hospital twice for two very different and coincidental reasons. Fortunately I did get to go home for a week between admissions. It was the week beginning the 22nd of February, and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.Continue reading “St Benet Biscops: An intellectual conversation with students half my age.”
It’s not very well known that I love talking about how I ended up in a wheelchair… a lot… no seriously, a whole lot. Of course it can make for some awkward conversation with me laughing at being in a near fatal accident, or trying to tell someone with a straight face, “I got offContinue reading “MY BLOG: WHY I NEED YOU TO KNOW MY STORY”
Today is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day. This is one of my biggest milestones.
Family has always been arguably the most important part of my life and indeed every life. Not because it is the accepted “norm” to value ones family highly; not because I was raised in a Christian home; and definitely not because I feel I have, or indeed believe in the existence of, the ideal family.Continue reading “Family Over Everything”
I recently stumbled across this short piece containing some of my early thoughts soon after becoming disabled. I thought I’d share it as my emotions and thoughts were still quite raw at the time.
“The film also brought to light a number of issues I had previously thought I was at peace with. Boy was I wrong. Most significant of these included the realisation that under slightly different circumstances my live would’ve been extremely short”