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

I wasn’t born for this…. I was born to live

I’d like to be the first to say “it’s too hot!!” (I don’t sweat)

Waiting to see what tomorrow brings, day by day…

Waiting for me to come home!

Even the wrong path can take you home… “be a free man”

My freedom locked in a body broken!

I came home..

I am stuck in my mind, Dexter by my side, keeping me from falling off the knife edge

Today just isn’t a good day

Follow your path into a world unkind… unforgiving… a world of torture, tortured everyday… but into this world we each continue down our road… until death do us part my friend

Not a good day..

Things just happen……

That’s it, deal with who you are and the “health status” you have

You may never be this healthy again!

Some of us are just a little more broken than the rest

The unconscious discovery.. the reality, realisation of the world around you, no matter what walk of life everybody is suffering their own way.. my way learning patience, independence gone.. a life lived before leading up to what was, everything taken away left to live reliant on everybody for everything

It’s hard to write each day as the day is the same… time standing still while the world goes by…

A moment in time seems to drag on by… but on the day you die…. you would do anything and everything to live that one moment once more

But my dear friend that one moment went and cannot be again…

Your time here is given… your time can be taken.. today…. tomorrow or in twenty years.. one day, maybe very soon or far away, you will want that one moment back… but it’s not yours to live anymore

One time here, one time in our body.. use it with care, but do with it everything you can because one day will come…

That may be today.. although it doesn’t feel this way but time is your friend

My friend and yours but all the time that is… and will be, one day, one moment it’s gone

It’s all about undirection! Life without direction, a path unset, just the way we head… but one time and once alone can we journey down this path, the way ahead unclear but still the path we follow.. thru the pain and heartache we continue

Dwelling on the past can suffocate you… right now I’m having trouble breathing….

One path to walk, one life to live

Opened up for the world to see… to see me, inside and out, an insight into paralysis, you can’t and wouldn’t want to live a day like me…. but read my story and see my journey through my world over ten years, you may start to see the real me, through my own eyes you will see


Emergency catherter change

Blocked with sand sediment, and bp of 240/160 pulse 44

Jennifer saved the day