My Brachial Plexus Injury

On November 20 2011 my life took a dramatic turn. What had been a very pleasant and lovely ride on the Mornington Perninsula of Melbourne, Australia ended dramatically as a van turned across my path as I had just come down Oliver’s Hill. I hit the passenger door at 55km/hr and was launched head first into the passenger door window. My injuries included concussion, three chipped vertebrae, broken right hand, broken left wrist, shoulderblade and collarbone. I also had a minor heart episode and small brain bleed.

In short I am lucky to be alive. All those injuries improved but the injury yet to be mentioned, the left brachial plexus will be with me forever. I have partially avulsed three of my nerves. It is now April 2013 and I intend reviewing my journey for those interested and will endeavour to keep it up-to-date.  I hope it helps people who find themselves in a similar position

About Craig Glass

I am a 58 years old. I am Senior Vice-Principal of Haileybury, Australia's largest private school. My passion outside of family and education is triathlon. I have raced over all distances with the highlight being completing the Ironman in 2011. Whilst training for my next Ironman I had an horrific accident which left me with a left brachial plexus injury.
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2 Responses to My Brachial Plexus Injury

  1. Rod says:

    Hi Craig,
    My surgeon Mr. S. F referred us to your blog in an attempt to meet up with fellow BPI people and their partners. We have formed the https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrachialPlexusInjurySupportGroupMelbourne and our plan is to meet up face-to-face on a regular basis to offer support to people with the same injury. We hope you will join us. I had a serious motorbike accident in August 2014 and was in the Alfred ICU in a coma for 1 month with many injuries and broken bones – but the most serious and long lasting is my right arm BPI – which Scott says is one of the worst he has ever seen.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Regards,
    Rod

  2. Craig Glass says:

    Hi Rod

    Great that you have set up a Facebook group. I have signed up and wait your approval. I look forward to the events and given i am nearly 4 years down the path I hope I have some insights for others. It is a long haul but people with your attitude will continue to improve.

    I look forward to catching up. You have reminded me to get moving and do some more posts on the blog.
    Regards
    Craig

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