James’ News & Progress – 15 October 2009

My week started with a trip down to the Bondi pavilion to support a good friend in his latest theatrical appearance in an amateur production based on life in Bondi. To my great surprise, much of the story was based upon a character who had recently become a paraplegic and was in a wheelchair on stage. Even more unexpected was that the actor on wheels was the same guy whom I briefly shared a room with in my first week at Moorong Rehab Centre. To his credit, it was his first attempt at acting and a clear illustration of his determination to carry on with life and try new things. I was very impressed. (more…)

James’ News & Progress – 6 June 2009

As previously discussed, hydrotherapy continues to be a high priority for my rehabilitation and given that I am currently only in the pool for one hour a week it was time to exercise another option outside of Moorong. Therefore on Saturday we ventured to a local hydrotherapy pool to continue with many of the anti gravitational exercises and strengthening activities with great success. Physically manoeuvering in and out of the pool was exhausting at first given the new environment however well worthwhile and meant an afternoon siesta was needed by all involved. (more…)