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
Boundaries… dr’s.. medicine….

They don’t live my life… I do! Only I know my true thoughts… not even I know my true potential, I’ve been mentally conditioned into paralysis over these years, I’ve had enough of listening to the rule of “what I’m ment to be”, I’ve stopped most of my meds to find they do nothing but inhibit my true potential… I was once told by a qualified Nero physio Steven Barwise, “ you’ve made the impossible… possible”

I chose the name I’m going to stand by that statement, I’m going to kick those medical boundaries off the cliff, life truly is what you make of it! It’s my life… I choose life


Another drug out of my system, that’s all nerve regeneration surpressents stopped! Why on earth do they send people who clearly need nerves to regenerate, home with so many bad drugs! I wasn’t asked to start “are you in pain” they just assumed that “c5/6 incomplete injury….” he must need this??” You think they must know best so don’t question it… until you find yourself planning your own funeral and think you might need to fix your own life… as you alone are the one living it!

Anything is achievable with the right mindset!

12 years and you haven’t broke me, paralysis…. I’m still here! Everything from heart and lung failure, pneumonia twice, 6 week coma, being resuscitated 6 times… everything thrown at me, body broken… my mind strong, still not broken… throughout this journey I’ve seen some very dark places but never has it broken me… I’m still here, I’m no inspiration, I’m just Alexander Thomas Smith, finding a life to live in this world, life is what you make it, now is the time for me to find who I am!

Catheter problem….

But again another smooth change over by auntie Pauline xxxx three weeks early… but rolling and bed bound causing problems there I believe!

Pressure sore…. still
Nerve cells

I’d like to go live in the woods (around here prodominantly oak trees), in a self contained cabin, with a log fire a small river running past with a boat upon it.

A nerve cell, the make up of it and natural design is like a little leafless oak tree… each cell talking to the next using biochemical signals through Nero pathways, the resulting signal drives its way down the spine like a little boat through the forest of trees to tell your body to move, feel… to live…

Each nerve cell another seed planted…

At point of injury I lost sight of the trees.. one fell across the river blocking the way, over time my mind closed in on itself and the river stayed blocked, I need the little woodland creatures to come help move this tree, one bear isn’t enough… maybe two?! A beaver might need to guide them through, but to take control of my own forest, to live free in the cabin by the river on my boat, alive.. In my dreams I’m free to move but in reality stuck… in a body unable to move!

Unable to move… but why! I have feeling throughout my body, those signals get past, why not motion too, motor function and sensation use the same river just two different boats, in September I stopped my pain meds gabapentin and baclofen, these prevent growth of the little seeds in my mind, slowing down the signals from my mind..

One thought that you think in the morning can change your whole day, a mood shift… sometimes a feeling so strong that you can think yourself to death… my neighbors died two months apart… their love for one another, one went then the other “had no purpose” so their thought process “they thought themselves to death”, it’s called “died of a broken heart”, the mind, the heart are powerful things… things no one really understands

I broke my neck, along with it my heart… everyone needs a purpose in life… I have yet to find mine

Since January I have suffered, suffered everyday and night, starting with pneumonia then nursing a pressure sore, stuck in bed on my side, shoulder, neck, legs and balls hurting because of weight bearing and maintaining pressure relief to my coccyx, almost healed… I find through the day my mind wonders…. (can you tell?)

Some people say “your strong”…. “you are an inspiration”

I feel like a scared little bitch, unable to do anything, mind and body hurting, stuck in my own mind going in circles, slowly going mad, dreaming of bears and beavers in a cabin on a boat in the woods!

In reality, I need to get the beaver to tell the bears to clear the rotten tree that blocks the river…. it’s rotting because I feel! I am paralysed c5/6 incomplete (incomplete means spinal column still intact, damaged but intact), if I feel.. there is no physical way that I shouldn’t be able to move!

Life is mindset, you shut yourself in your own mind closed in a little box, in your own little safety zone…

My mind is free, I’m going to open the little box inside my mind to release the crazy! Have an open mind, allow the bears to do their thing, directions from the beaver, re-map my mind, plant those seeds… now is the time

Nerve cells are the trees, the cabin – the box inside my mind, the river – my spine, the boat – the signals, sensation and motor function, I’m going to open the cabin door, plant some seeds and return to the life I’m ment to have…

I might have just lost the plot or I might just be seeing things clearer, my direction in life, to rethink my mind and find who I am inside.. I’m still here for a reason

I’m going to get hypnotised to guide my way into my mind to open the door on the mind I have inside, I’m going to think myself onto my feet

Pressure sore

Is healing but not gone..

Catheter change

Auntie Pauline catheter change A++ again thank you!