2nd Chance at Life – Part 1

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The Day That Changed My Life

I had my dream job in the navy after 17 years. I was stationed on an island in the Pacific assisting the island’s naval force in the way they did their maintenance on their patrol craft.

The organisation of their spare parts was also an important aspect of my job. I was so content there, that I was there only a few months and already began thinking how I could stretch out this (time) or be posted there.

honiaraI arrived there in October of 1993, but unknown to me my future was planned out already by fate.

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Days, Weeks, Months, Years After The Accident – Part 2

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Continued from: Days, Weeks, Months, Years After The Accident – Part 1

The Realization This Was Not A Dream

After Days, Weeks, Months, Years After The Accident I began to realize everything that was happening to me was real. This piece takes you through my many different stages of acceptance of what took place. The many hospitals I had to go to, and the array of different personalities I was made to put up with as part of my gradual improving.

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Days, Weeks, Months, Years After The Accident – Part 1

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Learning To Acccept This New Life

When I had my fall it was from the balcony of a house in 1994, it was of a friend who lived close to Honiara, the Capitol City of the Solomon Islands, it was serious enough for the Australian Navy for whom I worked for at the time to evacuate me to St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia. It was here that I would receive the required treatment that was unavailable due to the lack of resources in the hospital in Honiara.

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