Feature Article – Sidestix and Entertainment Book

General
Each month there is a newsletter put out by the company (Sidestix) that makes my crutches. This month I was that featured user. You can read the article here. I am also selling the entertainment book this year as the only fund raising that I do to help pay for my ongoing physiotherapy. Last year I managed to raise enough money to pay for one month's worth of physiotherapy. If you would like to buy an entertainment book this year please follow this link.
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Mountain Bike Riding?

General, Rehabilitation
Never in 1,000,000 years would I have thought it was possible to go mountain bike riding again. In between Melbourne and Geelong is a national park area known as the Youyangs. It is a steep hill that rises to about 400 m above a surrounding plain. At the base of the hill is a fabulous set of graded mountain bike paths. They are great for the kids to learn on so I thought I would try taking my three wheeler out for Ashley's first mountain bike! It was incredibly successful and a lot of fun for all involved. Ashley managed to get through about 17 km of singletrack trails and I covered about 12 km. My three wheeler bottomed out a few times and the slick tyres were an issue.…
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Updated Website

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Over the last 18 months I have been racking my brain as to what I could do with my skills to spend time in the real world and contribute to the household. I would get incredibly frustrated working in the IT environment that I thrived in before as what I brought to my job prior to the accident was energy and knowledge. Obviously I still have the knowledge, but not the energy to fly interstate and work full-time. So I have come up with some alternatives that I can do on a part-time basis to hopefully hang out with some good people. This is what I have come up with: Website and Social Media Marketing. I have done some additional training in marketing in relation to how the World Wide…
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Entertainment Book If You Want It!

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For those of you who would like an entertainment book, a friend of ours is organising it again for use over the next 12 months. These books are fabulous to give you discounts at restaurants, fun parks and anything to do with entertainment in your local area. If you would like one, you can download the order form from this entertainment book link and return it to the details provided in the order form. Enjoy, Mike.
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A New Era … Ashley at School and a New Website!

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Welcome all to the new look website. Since my accident there are a number of topics that I am getting approach to be involved in. To address these more easily, I have worked with my brother and his girlfriend to construct a new website which has topics and pages to address them. I am hoping that the additional information is more relevant to where I am at in my recovery and adequately discusses things I want to be involved in as time goes forward. Since my accident and having made a reasonable recovery I'm getting asked a lot of questions regarding the rehabilitation that I have undergone and methods we have used. The rehabilitation page will contain information that will hopefully assist others inflicted with spinal cord injury. I am…
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Time to Open the Next Chapter!

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Apologies for it being a month since my last post but it has been a difficult month for me to write a post as the legal proceedings between myself and the TAC were held last week. As a result of this I have not been posting information that may have jeopardised these proceedings coming to an end. Finally some closure has been achieved in relation to the accident. Since my accident I have been going through a process with TAC where they are given time to investigate the accident, its cause and its effect on me as a victim. This process culminated last week with a mediation hearing between my lawyers and the TAC and I'm happy to report that the process is now over. My lawyers and TAC have…
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Mike Program – Week commencing 08/09

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Tuesday 09/09 12 - 1 - Kinesio 1:30 - 2:15 - Drs Ward Round 2:15 - 3 - OT 3 - 3:30 - on-bed procedures 3:45 - 4:30 - PT Wednesday 10/09 11 - 1 - OT cook group 1-2 - PT 2 - 2:45 - Nursing ed 3 -4 - OT Thursday 11/09 11- 11:30 - weights\ 1-2 - PT 2:30 - 4 - Hydro (yip, yip, yipppeee!) Friday 12/09 11 - 12 - weights 12:30 - 1 - SP 1 - 1:45 - PT 2:15 - 3:15 - Cranio sacral Saturday 13/09 - Sunday 14/09 Home to the Blue House, as long as Mike is well
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