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Simulating Walking at Project Walk

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6RfGweMWGE] Above is a video of my recent walking simulation at project walk. The theory is that if i want to get any feeling or movement back in my legs then I better try and use them. The video captures my first walking...

Back Rowing At Project Walk – The Video

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_X7vq0Tc14&NR=1] Check out a video of my first faltering strokes on a rowing ergometer at Project Walk. I thought that rowing without the use of my legs would be a complete waste of time but, with the set up improvised by...

A Video From Inside Project Walk

Apart from the usual blog articles, Simone and I are experimenting with video and audio during the next month at Project Walk. The following link  is our first video taken on an Iphone and uploaded directly to YouTube. I’ll try to get some audio podcasts up here also...

Day 1 At Project Walk

We’re on a ten lane freeway in California. The sun is shining through the window, hot on my face, Simone is driving and I am buzzing. I just spent two and a half hours at Project Walk (www.projectwalk.org)  trying to move sleeping muscles that have been under...

Up, dressed and smiling again

Another 4 a.m. start to the week. It doesn’t seem to matter if I take the sleeping tablets or not – I wake early in the morning. For three and a half months I have dreaded going to sleep at night knowing that I will face the lonely hours between waking up...

Emerging from Hell

I woke at 4 a.m. Silence has replaced the menagerie of beeps and alarms and groans of my open-plan home for the last couple of months. I am spending my first night in the rehab ward and the initial difference from the acute ward is the sound. For the moment I am in a...

Another Rehab False Start

I felt the blood drain from my face. My arms lost feeling and I knew I was on my way out. Fainting is part of the transition from bed to wheelchair, the first step to rehab. It is caused in part by the blood draining from the top half of my body into my dormant bottom...