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I Can do Backstroke

With the current spate of very hot weather in Melbourne I have spent some time in the backyard pool. I was messing around having a go at some arm exercises and discovered that I can do a few strokes of … Continue reading

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My Left Hand Sensory Nerves

Prior to my last meeting with the surgeon he had requested that the arm therapist complete a sensory evaluation test. The test is titled the SWMF (Semmes Weinstein Monofilament Test) and involves the therapist touching you hand with different diameter … Continue reading

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The Visit to My Surgeon

The last blog indicated I was off to see my surgeon, Dr Wheel to find to whether I would need more surgery. I have been unable to get external rotation to work in my left arm. It seems no matter … Continue reading

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Recent Events

The summer is fast approaching and I am planning to ramp up the participation in some runs, swims and triathlons. Unfortunately Melbourne’s spring has been a shocker with plenty of wind and rain. This has particularly put me off getting … Continue reading

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Reviewed by Three Surgeons

Last week I was called to a case review at the Alfred Hospital where I originally went after the accident. It seems the case review was a regular meeting the brachial plexus surgeons have with the therapists. The start time … Continue reading

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Pain!!

I recently had a question about the pain associated with my brachial plexus injury. It is wasn’t the best time to ask as the last few weeks have been really bad. I remember when I was first diagnosed in hospital … Continue reading

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The First Triathlon April 2013

The next psychological hurdle was to get back on the bike. It was bad enough for me but even worse for Kerry (my wife) who had to witness all that went on at the hospital during ┬áthe weeks after the … Continue reading

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You Wouldn’t Believe It

It is September 2013 and you would not believe my ability to injury myself. I suspect I am a bit clumsy after this latest incident. I was running last Saturday on a glorious sunny last day of winter. I had … Continue reading

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Progress in Late 2012

The task of getting my arm to bend proved long and frustrating. It seemed that I could bend it in water quite easily but out of the water gravity was proving a great challenge. The main tool I used to … Continue reading

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Learn to Swim Again Part 2

After a few months of my own method of swimming Dan Aldrich (mentioned in my other blogs) sent me a video of a swimming technique developed by Challenged Athletes (USA). This video gave another method that I have embraced and … Continue reading

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