100 nights in hospital

Wait — how did you end up in hospital?

My work gave me purpose.

My friends at work made me this cute card

Technology kept me connected.

SnapChat helped me keep connected

Goals to work toward.

  • Sit up in bed after spending six weeks flat on my back
  • Stand up without assistance
  • Leave my bed to use the shower, toilet or just sit in a chair
  • Move around under my own steam using a walking frame
  • Use a wheelchair to take myself around the hospital and outside
  • Use crutches safely to navigate stairs and be considered for discharge
Standing for the first time in about 8 weeks was a very good day
Learning to walk in my Mario pyjamas

Unconditional love.

It was fun to get out of hospital and spend time with Alex again
Driving my new car for the first time was fun

I surrendered control — sort of.

My new friend Dave made sure I could always reach my laptop

Doctors gave me hope.

I was pretty excited to be leaving

I made genuine connections.

Honestly though, you get used to anything.

Ready to face the world

Twice was enough thanks.

Airport security is always a fun time

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Love web, gaming, cars, business, politics and philosophy. Live in Auckland, New Zealand and work at Mighty Ape.

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Love web, gaming, cars, business, politics and philosophy. Live in Auckland, New Zealand and work at Mighty Ape.

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