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
7th January

11 years ago yesterday I woke from a nightmare (medically induced coma) into this my “new reality” – this is you now, get on with it!

I’m still here, I continue…. I survive

Into a future untold..

Catherter change today, all done for another 6 weeks, thank you Jennifer

A life lived by many through pain frustration (but I’m here I survive), everyday you wake to a new dawn a new start, the pain stays the frustration and survive through another day, still in body…. active in mind another day, today a new year dawning! Even knowing the pain you continue…. I continue, continue into that world beyond, fighting for what is and what each of us want…. what could be

What I will be is me!

I live for the fact that I survive, throw anything my way, through it all I have survived

I’m still here
I am me!

Survival of yet another year, paralysed in body but alive in my mind

You can only know how i am, who I’ve become, by being me

I feel more than everything, I can move nothing but my mind, from one end to another, a new day dawns onto a future untold

Right now, just now! that moment right there will never be again

Life is just a series of moments that will never be again, only to be frozen until that memory fades.. all this as time ticks by, your life, my life is but a flicker in the flame of time itself, be something be anything… but in time that to will fade

Ignition is the spark that drives the life blood through your veins to live on and survive even when what will be… is just you!

11 years today paralysed into the second decade!!

I need to push this thing up a gear, it’s a bit much now

What you see first is your inner animal

I got a praying mantis!

A praying mantis is a master of the senses and patience. It can keep still for hours, waiting for its prey and acts without warning to hunt it. If a praying mantis was the first creature you saw, then you have really strong instincts. Your inner voice guides you and you are clearly in touch with your primal self. You go by your guts and more often than not, you get what you want. You are the master of your domain and just like the mantis, there’s a fighting spirit driving you from within.

Stuck dwelling on “what once was… what was going to be… where I should be..” instead of “what now” “what next” “the possibilities head of me now”

Accept what it is now and make what you have that little bit better

A lot easier to type than to put into action

“Your only purpose in life is to find your purpose”