Walking 

I cannot believe how badly this coma has effected my walking. Just to go to the local coffee shop, a distance of perhaps 300m takes a long time, a very long time I haven’t measured, yesterday I became concerned about making it back home. It’s a very small hobble, perhaps just the length of a […]

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Coma

Dear fellow coma victims, Recovery is a reconstruction of self. It has been the most difficult time of my life, re-establishing identity, independence. My family took other views on how to proceed. They contested many things including my marriage and finances. I was legally challenged at a government VCAT court hearing. We shouldn’t control people’s […]

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Alzheimers

Alzheimers, a similar condition to my own, living with memory loss. I don’t know why we are so precious about a fundamental aspects of life, death. People surely have the right to die if they choose. I saw a news report today about Sir Terry Pratchett, the British write who had Alzheimer’s and wanted to die, […]

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Magic

I hope everyone is having as good a day as me, I feel I’m tracking towards recovery after many setbacks. We must keep trying. By my experience there are so many setbacks in recovery from coma, it’s been almost three years now and at last I can see a glimmer of light, my memory is […]

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Ballet

Ballet is the purist of art. We all live in bodies, to move gracefully is beautiful, if you get a chance to witness grace take it, ballet… magic — people think my only interest in it is because I’m loosing control over my own body, our movement is so fundamental to do it elegantly was […]

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Loneliness 

The first line of a poem I wrote,  “A leaf falls, loneliness”, can’t remember the rest. Recovery from coma seems interminable. It’s been three years now, sure I’m no longer confined to bed, in a wheelchair or walking frame, but it’s been like it is now for two years and no substantial improvement. They told […]

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Solitude

Solitude is an excellent thing, gives one time to think about all things. So I am in Raffles place right now, not trusting anything from my head but one can’t stop it, thought. I guess it defines us, human beings, thought. It apparently separates us from the animal kingdom, our mistake. Giraffes are great thinkers. […]

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