Freedom

hong kongAfter more than three years I finally did it today, a short walk to the local MRT coffee shop without my walking stick. A real sense of achievement. It was tricky and I will only do it for very short distances at first, but the brain can recover. Just thought to share this milestone with you guys, we must keep trying, a macchiato my friend?

First it was confined to bed, then wheel chair, moving on walking frame, then walking stick and now without anything, let’s hope it keeps improving, I’ll need wings next…

Day 2 of trying to walk without my stick, a very treacherous business, took about 5 times longer and I almost fell. I look at others and we all have our problems, mine are just physical, my brain has lost it’s relationship with my body, those pathways have been severed, it’s not just my leg, I get cramps in the most unusual places these days …

Day 3, back to using my stick all the time…

Technology

3dI feel it’s time to move on, there will be no more talk of hardship here, we can focus on such things, personal difficulties, but life is incredible. It seems that our species has progressed fundamentally, technology is obtaining new heights. We now have invented 3D printers that can print body parts. I still think human beings are very important, computers can not feel our deepest emotions like love and hate, but perhaps we will soon be able to print hearts. We really are progressing, if we could only focus on the amazement of life rather than our finances we would have finally turned the corner.

Toes

IMG_1316I’m still in Thailand as I write feeling that ever so slightly my walking is improving. I have always had the problem of my toes pointing to the heavens, perhaps they miss the place, I have constantly focussed on them trying to normalise my toes to be more like the toes on my left foot. I think toes are so important for balance and walking, nowhere near normal yet but ever so slightly on the way. Perhaps we who have had coma must always relearn our bodies. Just try all the time and slowly we might get better.

I spoke too soon, my walking is much worse just now… It’s true then what the medical people told me, I’ll never be able to walk normally again…