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August 5, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized @ 9:16 am

Morning – I have returned from my exile. Sorry to all friends that are now down with my unhealthily incubated disease!

Chris was in good shape last night – he handed out chocolates when I arrived and was quite cheery. He’s been drawing some rather hilarious pictures (the reason that they are funny is best not gone into here, sorry) – and they are obvious improvements over previous pictures. He has also conveyed why he intially disliked the electric wheel chair he is supposed to use – the angle of the back was uncomfortable – and it has been fixed so he is zipping about merrily; personally, I’m a tad disappointed as I used to enjoying whacking into people in the chair myself.

But the really big news is that there is considerable improvement with Chris’ walking – he’s walked up to 200 meters at times! And we have had a cautious prediction that Chris will regain reasonable mobility. Which is just brilliant. It’s a wee bit early in the day here, but to those in the northen hemisphere I suggest now is an appropriate imbibing moment of celebration.

Thanks to NZ On Screen for working so hard to supply us with Chris’ videos. Many thanks also to the bands & artists that are sending me tracks for the album – I’ve been enjoying The Mint Chicks’ version of Crush this morning.


  1.   roger Shepherd — August 5, 2009 @ 11:21 am    

    Hi There

    Good to see Chris is out and about and doing stuff. Walking 200 metres!!!! Surely that puts him well within range of the local wine and beer outlets. And an electric wheel chair!!! What colour? How fast? Does he need a license? I believe that he does actually have a drivers one somewhere. Can that possibly be true. He’ll be able to get to the supermarket easy with one of those and all his veges in the attached basket.

    Hope to see you all soon.


  2.   Neville Lynch — August 5, 2009 @ 12:15 pm    

    200 metres? That’s further than I’ve walked… for years

  3.   Barry S. — August 5, 2009 @ 12:39 pm    

    We’ve got the drinks at hand out here in Pennsylvania,USA! Cheers!

  4.   Tania — August 5, 2009 @ 6:54 pm    

    That’s fantastic news. Thank God I took the precaution of getting wine at GL Foodtown today xxxxx

  5.   Dan — August 5, 2009 @ 8:50 pm    

    That’s such great news. Cheers to you, you increasingly mobile bad-ass.

  6.   bridget wilson — August 6, 2009 @ 3:59 am    

    Wacko! This is good news. Chris, matey, you’ll be swinging from the chandeliers in no time. It’s so good to hear about your improvement. Keep up the good work and I’ll look forward to seeing you when I get back (end of the month).

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