Year: 2012

I can walk

in late December 2012 I started to walk around the house without any aids. My physiottherapist was right. The doctors were not right when they said I would never walk again.

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Surgery

When I was recovering from my stroke at Caulfield Rehabilitation Hospital, many health professionals helped me. The physio in the neuro gym did an amazing job getting me to walk again. Of course, this was before my spine infection and

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Cedric and Jean Marie

My physiotherapist at the hospital in Paris was a young man named Cedric. Fortunately for me, Cedric had travelled to New Zealand and Queensland, so he could understand my Australian accent. I wasted much of my physio therapy getting Cedric

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Visitors were always more than welcome

In Caulfield hospital I was fortunate enough to spend time with people who visited me. Sometimes I came to know those people a lot better than previously. Margaret Younger one of my visitors, whose bright outlook on life always cheered me

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I went to Rehab twice

My rehab was at Caulfield Hospital Here is the head honcho

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St Anne’s hospital Paris

I was in St Anne’s for 3 weeks Although I was recovering from a near death experience, it was tremendous fun. Many of the young nurses were from Niger, a former French colony in Africa Theses young black nurses gossiped,

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The suitcase enters Thailand

My teenage daughter insisted on bringing a suitcase on our trip to Paris The suitcase was inadvertently checked through to only Bangkok where we changed planes. The three of us walked through the Bangkok international terminal until we saw  two

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I am in wheelchair

The physiotherapist asked me if I was comfortable. I replied ” I make a living ” In 2012, at the age of 59, I was forced to use a wheelchair, following a stroke and a spine operation. This site aims

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Travel itinerary obsession

I flew from Melbourne Australia via Bangkok to Paris France on 1st October 2011. The check in desk at Melbourne created a fuss because I did not have an itinerary. My brother,Tom, has since told me that he has flown

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