My Story...
Hi I’m Alex and I’m a marine engineer, while working out in the Caribbean in 2006 during some leisure time I went swimming and my whole life changed in an instant... I hit my head on a sand bank and broke my neck. The vertebrae at c5 fractured and c6 broke into three parts one of which damaged my spinal cord, leaving me paralysed from the chest down. More
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A life lived… fuelled by hope
These two get me through

Another day passes by un-noticed in an insignificant week of an inspiring story of a life survived 11 years on, trapped in a body broken but a mind alive… a survivor through a life of pain and frustration, facing the same problem day in day out, survive I will survive I must until a day that I can maybe be my own man again once, twice, six times I flat lined… I couldn’t give up then and I cannot now, each day I continue because the future is that untold!

“What if”

My thoughts throughout each day.. but to no end

We all need to hold onto hope.. for without it we have nothing

Be all, be everything.. anything can be achieved by you yourself or me

Pushing through the extreme.. paralysed 11 years this year! It doesn’t get easier but the thoughts and support from those near and far gets you through each day, every moment lived takes so long.. but blink and ten years have gone.

As the night turns to a new day.. no one knows what the new dawn will bring… good or bad I’m still here to face it.. I’m not going to give up.. I’ve lived my life this far…

Thank you for your support and kindness through all this time

How?
Me and my mind

Stuck in my world!

Exercise

Standing after injury

(Follow the above link for more info)

I’m paralysed 11 years this December, I did physio for eight years, recovery and physical improvement through 5 years, after that it came/comes in waves….

In this time I have and there is no denying it, I’ve pushed those medical boundaries of quadriplegia, tetraplegia way off a cliff! (For eight long years nothing stopping me) through pain and frustration, beyond anything you can put into words… but as things gradually came to a standstill..

I’ve sat on a plateau for to long now, my equipment failed!(rti 300 fed bike) approx two years back and I’m sad to say my enthusiasm hit rock bottom.. you have to always hold onto a glimmer of hope.. but pushing through quickly became “sitting still”

To start my legs quickly wasted away by roughly 5cm in diameter! But then slowed down and I found I was maintaining (the visual muscle) things without having to do to much..

It’s all lead me to this point.. I’m in pain (right in my left arse cheek), I find it hard to sit or lay in a comfortable position whatever I try..

Looking through medical sites throughout the web I’ve come up with this – LINK

The pictures in the link show exactly my point of pain

I’m sitting on my sciatic nerve which sits within some very tight muscles/tendons with my heavy weight pressing down on my pelvic bone weighing through wasted muscles, always sitting or laying…

Im going try this, I found these things

Sixpad £109 per unit (I need two)
(My fes bike used same technology – £19,500!!!!)

LINK

Im planning on standing in my standing chair with these pads zapping my gleautes, I know from 8 years fes that electrical stimulation loosen’s my body up, freeing tight muscles (and it def builds muscle)

So I’m going to start pushing myself once more

Positive or negative, see it your way

My life… your life…. our lives are ours alone, no-one can live your life as you do, no-one will truly know your pain.. your joy.. your troubles… your tears, the pain and heart ache that is the life you live, everything you go through builds the person you are, the life laid out in front of you is yours alone to travel, no-one can ever see the world around you… for that is yours to see

Be what may, living one step at a time, looking into a future untold

Knowledge that needs to be known by all… but sadly unknown to most

Autonomic dysreflexia causes and treatments