Day 6 Walking at Roehampton !

Day 6 Walking at Roehampton !

Day 6 of rehabilitation and our moods are good.There is an air of positivity about the place culminating in a wonderful moment.For the first time in eleven and a half months I stood in my new legs…and walked.

A moment filled with intrepidation,fear and sheer delight. The moment then turned to minutes.Then minutes turned to walking without guide rails and then to walking around the gym without help.

It’s nearly a year since Strep A tried to take my life and it has felt like a constant battle against all kinds of obstacles and problems ever since.The last five and a half days have changed that.Today is a small victory and one I will never ever forget.

By |2015-02-12T20:30:03+00:00October 28th, 2014|ALEX BLOG LEARNING TO WALK AGAIN|14 Comments

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  1. Malky MacEwan 28th October 2014 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Alex , great news , keep working hard , you are in the hands of people there that have a track record of helping guys back to their feet and walking tall again , they will help you achieve the same , with hard work and lots of willpower , something you have buckets of

  2. Robin Hutson 28th October 2014 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Thats brilliant Alex, delighted to hear about your progress, well done. Robin and Judy xx

  3. Simon C Jones 28th October 2014 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Alex
    Quite simply amazing ! What a wonderful piece of news –
    Now you can chase Lucy around the room and keep her on her toes !
    Wishing you many many miles of achievement as you continue to inspire us all with your extraordinary perseverance.

    Simon and Sheena

  4. Sean Parrott 28th October 2014 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Alex,
    Brilliant news, really great – we’re all routing for you here.

    Sean

  5. Rowena 28th October 2014 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    What absolutely FABULOUS news, darling! Mind you, with the truly inspirational bravery and fortitude you have shown over the past year I am not surprised that are making such rapid and remarkable strides … literally! I just hope there is a picture of those first steps? Sending all love and tons of positive thoughts. Rowena xx

  6. Theresa 28th October 2014 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    What a marvellous day for you,well done x

  7. Paul Kidd 28th October 2014 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    One small step for a man, a giant leap for Alex Lewis… Great news.

  8. Veronica 28th October 2014 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Keep up the good work you have more than done your self proud . Lucy and your little boy also god bless the three of you x bye

  9. Debby 28th October 2014 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Fantastic update Alex. You will be running around with Sam in no time at all and I am sure Lucy is making a list of jobs for you already. Much love Debs and Warren xxx

  10. Howard 28th October 2014 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    well done mate! Keep it up…
    H

  11. Dickie Davies 29th October 2014 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Really THRILLED at your progress. Keep it up, you’ll be on the golf course in no time.

  12. Angela 29th October 2014 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    What an achievement and more than just a small victory! Very pleased that Roehampton is proving to be an amazing place for you. Sending you loads of encouragement, strength and love. Angela & Eugene xxx

  13. Tessa Redshaw 30th October 2014 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    Fantastic news! What a truly exciting day for you, onwards and upwards!

  14. Jo 30th October 2014 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    Go Al! What I’d like to hear next is that you’ve done the MJ Moonwalk on your Rockers, or won a game of Hopscotch…maybe next week? I am really sorry BTW for stealing your eating implements last week and bringing them back to Hants. Of course I did it on purpose so you’d have to get to know your fellow Hombres or run home and get them. I heard that incentivisation was key?? OK so maybe not via potentially starving someone, especially before the legs were delivered to make running home an option – DOH!?….Luv ya & see you Sunday. I will be waiting for a kick under the table xxx

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