This time though, it was actually an experiment. My wonderfully kind cuppie team mate wrote me a bike training program to lead me up to Challenge Wanaka in Feb. I thought it looked a bit ambitious to be honest, but you never know until you try it. I can indeed confirm it was a bit too ambitious!Continue reading “Oops, I did it again…”
This moment is huge. This moment has been coming for more than ten years. It’s been a culmination of a great many things, physical psychological and emotional. Today is an historic day. For me at least.Continue reading “And so it begins”
⚠️Background: I entered a local running event a few weeks ago and was told after entering that I had been withdrawn because wheelchairs were banned.
❣️Instead of losing my cool, I went about seeking a solution to make the event more inclusive for everyone.Continue reading “Wheelchair entry ban: finding a solution”
Today marks 3 years since I elected to have my left leg amputated below the knee. I can remember that moment being wheeled to surgery. I was looking down at both feet, knowing that one would be gone by the time I came back. I felt massive grief, there in that moment in pre-op. It is indescribable.Continue reading “3 years an amputee – reflections.”
It’s hard being an amputee in Nz.. the service is limited to 5 centres nationwide and I’m over 200km away from the closest. Here’s what a day visit to the limb centre is like for me.Continue reading “#265 Limb Centre visit – sockets and ankles”