Monthly Archives: March, 2013

Hospital memories part 2 – Spain

Part 1 has hopefully set the scene for this next chapter. All I can do is be honest about the days that followed, in six years I have never discussed them. Exploring these memories will be even more challenging and hopefully by the end of this post you understand why. As I left things at …

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Taking a moment

I had planned on getting started straight away with sharing some more of my story but that will need to wait for a bit. Instead I need to take a very quick moment to thank everyone for the overwhelming reaction to Hospital memories part one – Spain. That post and the whole blog is, admittedly, …

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Hospital memories part 1 – Spain

I opened my eyes in a brightly lit hospital. An oxygen mask covered my mouth. I was unable to move my head, I had a metal halo screwed into my skull. I tried to raise my arm but my body lay lifeless. Nobody seemed to be speaking English. Nobody seemed to be aware of me. …

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The Accident

I always thought that it was the big decisions that shaped the course of our lives. Choosing the right career, where to live, deciding on the right partner and if/when to have children. Get these sort of decisions right and everything else should take care of itself. I never considered that such a paltry and …

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Sketching the outline

Life can be turned on its head in an instant   In the summer of 2007 I went to Magaluf, Spain, for a friends stag weekend. 16 of us intending on one final weekend of madness before he settled down for good. Within minutes of arriving at the hotel I decided it would be a …

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