Helping Rob cope with Tetraplegia

Not quite Kingsholm but still good fun to watch

my advice is.......

my advice is…….

A victorious Dursley 1st XV

A victorious Dursley 1st XV

Last weekend Rob went and watched Dursley 1st team take on and beat Bredon. After the game Rob took the opportunity to give his cousin Simon some advice about the benefits of training and then followed it with a beer in the club house.

The following week was mixed – busy days at Uni on Monday and Tuesday and then on Wed the Permobil chair engineer came to alter Rob’s head controls. It was good to work with someone who had a we will work out how to rather than a can’t do attitude. The end result is that Rob has moved on from “straight, stop, turn” driving to being able to turn whilst on the move. The very next day he said it halved the time taken to get between lectures. That Thursday though during the afternoon he started with a major infection which culminated in a temp of 40C (104 in old money) in the night which needed ice as well as drugs to control it. The following day after a deserved lie in Rob still opted to go into Bristol for an important seminar in the afternoon. Got a ticking off from the doc though who said it was the equivalent of someone without Rob’s injury being asked to drive to Glasgow and back after a night of serious illness! Still all is well that ends well and Rob has bounced back to good form. A 3 hour meeting with a consultant working on behalf of the defendants took up a big part of Sunday as Rob was asked to recall everything from his accident to now- not the first time and it will not be the last. There was still time however to check on the annex development and do the necessary reading and check up on facebook contacts.

Ready in three weeks???

Ready in three weeks???