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  1. He probably means the £15 a quarter option…
  2. Yay, I am back home!!! Got a bit delayed, but made it two days late, held up by social care issues!
  3. The difference with this helmet is obviously there is no ram air cooling effect at walking speeds or when rolling in the chairing always wore a helmet to, but sadly in my case it didn’t stop the damage to my carotid artery’s, which i got partially torn, bled into the artery wall, then the clot formed and moved to my brain a week and a bit later / well that is my consultants working theory.
  4. The difference with this helmet is obviously there is no ram air cooling effect at walking speeds or when rolling in the chairing always wore a helmet to, but sadly in my case it didn’t stop the damage to my carotid artery’s, which i got partially torn, bled into the artery wall, then the clot formed and moved to my brain a week and a bit later / well that is my consultants working theory.
  5. I’m back at home asof yesterday! doesn’t feel quite real yet, but it’s all going well so far! After a short delay caused by social services meant I came home this Thursday rather than on the Wed as scheduled! Let’s not go there, basically it was just more evidence of the broken social care system in this country.🥵
  6. Unfortunately I think building with my left arm in its current condition would be hugely difficult, though I do have a VMC BalsaBasics Spit to finish which is all laser cut and CA’’d together, so maybe not impossible with the odd bit of asistance on covering etc.
  7. The only current downs side to my recovery is that cranioplasty to repair the hole in my skull with a 3D printed titanium plate is not likely to happen until after the summer, “ we should get to you by Christmas were their words 😪“ a lot longer than the 3-6 months after your initial surgery they initially suggested - another Covid induced non-emergency surgery backlog apparently. Bloody Covid! Summer in my horrendously g hot helmet is going to be hard work….
  8. Not quite home, that is tomorrow - Wed 5th June….
  9. Our glorious new banniister rsand genbewel rsil which will enable me to climb and descend with far greater ease and safety:, installed today, with not much more than 25 hrs to spare! 😎😎😎😎
  10. amazing to think that until about three weeks ago I had not even climbed a single stair, andI am now going home to live in our house in pretty much the same way we always have, just with a few minor adaptions to toilets etc. All good in will always remember to end as y my oysuo first took me to the stairs, only about 25 mins after I had climbed my first single step in the parallel bars! It felt like science fiction, and within 25 mins he told me, Sid the stairlift, you’ll be able to do this safely by the time you leave us, and 3 more days later I was on a home visit, climbing my own stairs and sitting on the edge of my own bed again whilst the cat stayed downstairs laying on my jacket and sniffing it thinking, oh, he’s back after alll! Incredible really. I have worked s hard though to get here. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done by miles…
  11. And it’s nearly the big day… all my kit arrived from the health authority today and our new second banister rail also got installed to allow me to climb the stairs too! Home day is Wednesday after nearly 3 months in various hospitals and rehab facilities. It’s a bit daunting but I don’t think you’d ever feel completely ready after an experience like this - my walking and stair climbing are hugely improved over the last two weeks, and I can nice use a single pointed stick! Onwards and upwards - my arm will still need many hours of focussed exercise in the coming months and years, but that is ok - I always knew that would be the slowest part. Here e we go!!! Matt
  12. Agreed I always charge eneliops at at least 0.5C, or 1a for the 200mah AAs or 2a if I am field charging if a slopers RX pack on the hill.
  13. Suddenly seems a long time since we were racing in the old epp60 league! I was probably only early 20s then!
  14. My rehab continues, and I can now walk pretty well with a 4-pointed quad stick, and I caa an even climb stairs - I climbed to the top of our stairs in a home visit yesterday to help prepare me for going home on June 5th. Scary, but good I think. My legs are basically recovering pretty well, but my left arm is much more frustrating - because upper limbs are just more complex eithmore muscles and ligaments to command, so they do come back much sliower apoarebtlyI can raise my hand up detovshoulderheight now either with a bend if the elbow with my arm on the table, or straight out in. Front of me. Flying is not going t happen eanytime soon though and I will probably have to convert to mode 2 from mode 1 when inff do I have a go
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