Author Archives: Craig Glass

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.

Operation Stubbie Achieved

After a false attempt – note Harry the dog is very keen for me to achieve the goal. Then there was the second attempt and success!!!! It  has been 1505 days since the crash and quite a rewarding journey. Thanks … Continue reading

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Operation “Drink from a Stubbie”

In my last blog I described the new challenge of drinking from a Stubbie by Christmas. The goal is proving more challenging than expected! Like all things when you analysis them it is more complicated than expected. It is not … Continue reading

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It’s Been A While

I have been contacted in recent weeks by a few fellow brachial plexus sufferers and it has made me a little guilty that I have dropped right off in keeping the blog up to date. The latissimus dorsi surgery I … Continue reading

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Oh My God!!!!!

I reluctantly write this post as my propensity for injuring myself is at the point of embarrassing. Anyway always believed in honesty. In my last post I was demonstrating my external rotation in the lovely surrounds of Bali. On our … Continue reading

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Operation a Success

It has been 3 weeks since I have been out of the sling and gradually I have been able to extend the movement of my left arm. The intent of the surgery was to produce external rotation and the results … Continue reading

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Out of the Sling

Well after thirteen and a half weeks in the “sling from hell” I have finally been freed. Therapist Mel gave me approval on Friday to get out of the sling under strict conditions. She plays it tough and it needed … Continue reading

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10 weeks and extremely impatient

It is 10 weeks since the last operation and frustrated is an understatement. It appears that I will be in “the sling” for the full 12 weeks plus some more. I have set myself to run the City to Surf … Continue reading

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It’s 8 weeks since the operation

Last time I blogged I was about to go in for the tendon transfer operation to be repeated. The operation found that I had ripped the lat dorsi of the screws in my arm and the whole procedure had to … Continue reading

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It Didn’t Work

In my last blog I told of the surgery I had two weeks ago. Well, it hasn’t worked and in two days I am back into the operating theatre to have it done again. Eight days after the last operation … Continue reading

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More Surgery

Last Wednesday I had the tendon surgery that I hdd previously mentioned. This meant that the the upper end of my “lat” muscle was moved so that when I contract it, it will also extenalsly rotate my arm. Dr Wheel … Continue reading

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