Continued from: 2nd Chance at Life – Part 1
Where Am I?
After I woke up my first thought was “where am I”? I was able to think about everything that had happened. I was not aware that half the hair on my head had been shaved off. I was half bald. I must have had a lot of examinations and treatments but I had no recollection of it. Continue reading
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.
I arrived there in October of 1993, but unknown to me my future was planned out already by fate. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Was I Dreaming?
When I awoke from my coma I was confused, scared, and in disbelief of what I had woken up to. My eyes widen to the fear of what I awoke to. An unchangeable paralysis hit me; I just couldn’t imagine myself lying in a hospital bed.