“Dream deep, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Reach high for every dream precedes the goal.” This is one of my favourite quotes. With passion, insight and resolve we can achieve whatever we want. How do we go beyond just knowing ourselves and our talents, and not limit ourselves to what we think we’re … More Dream Deep, Reach High
My physio came to the gym today to film me walking. First I walked with a dictus and then with FES (yep, bionic woman) to compare the difference in gait pattern. The dictus lifts my foot at the ankle then I swing my leg through while I go up on the toes of my other … More Life On A Treadmill Is Anything But Boring
The Dompost ran an extraordinary article in Saturday’s paper (Saturday 21 may 2011) “Paralysed man takes first faltering steps” The case was originally published in “the Lancet”, a reputable medical journal. The man had a spinal cord injury at chest level and had become paralyzed five years ago. It appears from the article that electrodes … More Electrical Implants Enable Paraplaegic To Walk
Years ago I discovered a world where art intersects with words. Two of my passions gave birth to a third passion, calligraphy. I call my version of calligraphy letter art, where there are no rules or limits to what can be created. I might feel like doing a water colour wash then add letters and … More “Creativity Recognises No Boundaries”
This afternoon I was wired in every sense of the word! This is a milestone, no doubt about it. With electrodes strategically placed on my left leg I was able to achieve a relatively normal gait … No hitching, no going up on my toes to lift my right leg up high to swing the … More Bionic Woman!