About

In this blog I intend to document my journey recovering from my brachial plexus injury. I am starting the block some 15 months into my recovery but I will tell the story of the past as well as document the future as it occurs. I hope it helps anyone else who has a traumatic brachial plexus understand the journey ahead and fills them with hope and motivation to make every post a winner. Good luck with your journey!

13 Responses to About

  1. Sue says:

    hi Craig, my son who is now 13 sustained a brachial plexus injury in October last year. He has already had the 2 gracillis muscle grafts and the contralateral C7 nerve transfer and is now waiting for further nerve surgery in June or July. he also goes to re-wired hand therapy but not to dr wheel! good luck with your recovery, I will follow your blog! Sue

  2. Craig Glass says:

    Hi Sue, Thanks for your comment. Good luck with your son. Dr Wheel is not his real name. i was not sure I was allowed to identify him, I go to Resolve also, they are fantastic. Good luck with your son’s recovery. Regards Craig

  3. Clint says:

    Hey dude I also go to rewire and have brachial plexus injury following high speed motox accident in 2008. I have now switched horsepower from a screaming two stroke to the ultimate power of the four legged type. I joined my local Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Center and have never looked back I can’t wait for each Tuesday to roll around and have even had a go in the show ring resulting in 4 first & 2 second places. With the right attitude and some hard work anything is possible.

  4. Craig Glass says:

    Hi Clint Thanks for your comment. I was in at Rewire last Friday and saw a photo of someone on a horse in the sling. I presume it was you. Congrats on your achievements. You are right about hard work and attitude. Good luck with your riding. Criag

  5. bek says:

    Hi Craig. I had a motorbike accident on 1 March this year and ended up with bpi in my right (dominant hand). I came across you on the net and wanted to say hi. I have a blog too … http://www.brachialgirl.com. I’m setting up an Australian support network. Search for Brachial Plexus Injury Australia on Facebook. I’ve set up a page and a group and I’m setting up a website. I hope everything is going well for you.
    Bek

    • Craig Glass says:

      Hi Bek, thanks for making contact. I love what you have done with your website – you are obviously driven which is going to stand you in good stead.
      What you have described of your journey so far brought back some memories. You have ticked the most important box by getting a surgeon who knows what they are doing. I was lucky to be referred to Scott Ferris by the trauma surgeon at the hospital I was in after my accident. I have since been assessed by other surgeons for insurance claims who know nothing about nerve transfers etc. I have had to explain to them about the surgery.
      I am nearly 4 years since my accident and it still continues. I still have arm therapy once a week, still see the surgeon but I hope the operations are over, still do the rehab and still unfortunately have 24/7 pain. My observations of others is that every bodies journey is different – those bloody nerves have a mind of their own. I have okay use of my arm but I hope it continues to improve. My goal is one day to do two arm freestyle again. My one arm swimming is slow.

      Recovery is all about attitude. I see some who give up easily – that is not in my nature and certainly I can tell, not in yours.

      If I can be of any help let me know. I am happy to share my experiences about any aspect of the recovery or to help with setting up the support group.

      Good luck and best wishes

      Craig

  6. Sam says:

    Hi Craig,

    Your story is inspiring. I will next week see Mr Wheel for a double surgery for my BPI which has left me with a flail right arm.

    It has been very hard to connect with fellow BPI suffers, I worry what the future may bring but i am bloody sure I will gve it a decent crack.

    Do you have a direct dial or email please?

  7. Diego Mercado says:

    Hi Craig my name is Diego and I also have a brachial plexus injury and only had my accident 16months ago so I guess I’m still in my early days of recovery , I live in Melbourne and met someone from a running group who knows you. I am also a big sports person and this injury has been very sad to me. I would like to know more about you and your journey.
    How can I contact you?
    My phone number is 0433001151
    Email. diegomer780@gmail.com
    I would really appreciate if we could have a chat one day.
    I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

    Diego Mercado

    • Craig Glass says:

      Hi Diego

      I would be very pleased to have a chat. My phone number is 0439447461. Please give me a call. Most evenings or weekends are best.You will be able to get back and do plenty of sport. I am back doing running, swimming and triathlons.

      Look forward to having a chat.

      Craig

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