Tuesday, 31 March 2015

A presentation for the Stroke Foundation at Martin Luther Retirement Village


Brain aneurysms can happen very unexpectedly.

The recent news of American news reporter Lisa Colagrossi's death shows that an aneurysm can happen at anytime and without warning. Below is an interesting article on brain aneurysms that made me further realise how lucky I am to be a survivor. 

Reporter's death prompts worry: How common are brain aneurysms?

Monday, 24 November 2014

Getting back to Life

My puppy that was bought to help in my recovery. 


Enjoyed hanging out together.


Giving my dirt bike a clean as I have started to really improve.


Happy times with dad at Christmas time.


Finally out of the wheel chair and back at a mainstream school. Kicking Goals.
Brayden's First Season at Hotham.


 Chillin in the snow.

B loving a toboggan ride.

My boy was always going to be a ski bum.

Brayden ripping it at Hotham before he could walk.

Brayden ripping it up and having a ball as a baby ski bum.

Getting through Hospital.


At Physio with a student helping me on my feet.

This is Nicole Gun from a lot of radio news reports. She was always great fun chasing me around with a syringe full of water. Always loved our water fights.
  

Hanging out with a family friend's baby always with a smile on my face but always in pain. 


Another fun day of physio to get my feet working again.



On a weekend for me had two NBL players come visit


Out of Hospital for a weekend and got to visit my Cousin who broke her leg snow skiing, made me feel a little better that I had to miss out.



Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The beginning of my new life.

Happy days on my first trip to Disneyland before my Brain Haemorrhage hit me. 


To This after a few months in a coma.

On the floor in the Children's Hospital as my seizures kept throwing me from my bed.

As I was on the floor if any nurses need a break they would come and chill on my bed. Smooth Right????

Every few days I was put in new plasters on both feet to stop the intense foot drop. My physios had to work hard to straighten my foot. This is the lady I challenged to a ski race. At at this time I was learning how to talk again. 


After another surgery on my left arm they started to straighten it out. Like my feet it took a lot of plasters to get it working again.

This little kid had terminal Brain Cancer and refused to be fed by anyone but me in his final weeks.

Hanging out with a student physio in the physio Room. Every day was like ground hog day.

This was my friend over the ward. Nice kid but slept all the time I just thought???