I got an invitation to see the Beatsteaks in Berlin at the famous open air stage Wuhlheide. Finest Punk, Rock & Roll made in my favourite Berlin districts Kreuzberg & Treptow.
Today is my first anniversary since my life-changing, neck breaking accident. It happened to be on the beautiful date of the 17.07.17 at a lonely Paradise Beach on an exotic island during a vacation I planned half a year in advance. Continue reading Second Life and second birthday
Today started with a surprise. I got some visitors from the Berlin Brandenburg broadcast station. Their video team was filming and asking me about my accident, it’s consequences for my life and the rehabilitation progress. Continue reading Television Interview about my swimming accident, spinal cord injury and rehabilitation
Together with assistance I set up a tecla-e bluetooth switch control device so that I could independently use my phone that was attached to my wheelchair.
What a challenge!
The purpose of my trip was a meeting with an auditor of the labour office which is responsible for substituting inclusion of employees with handicap. Continue reading Power Wheelchair drive to my office in Berlin Kreuzberg
There are a lot of things I feel like I am doing them for the first time in my new life, after my accident. This time I had a really good reason to wear a white business shirt and a blue jacket: My grandma. Continue reading First time wearing a suit
Today I spend a half day with my brother. It was a great day. We shared some special moments. Andreas N., who is also client in Beelitz Heilstätten, cooked with Peggy (our favourite therapist) for my brother and me. We brought some white wine and campus for the dinner. It was our second dinner together. Continue reading Monday
I always believed I am unbreakable. I actually never broke any of my bones.
Now I broke my neck. Irreversible paralysis, all four limbs affected. It really couldn’t be much worse. Just three more vertebrae to go. No breathing by my own, no head control, neurological damage, stroke, coma, death.
However I am a survivor and my brain still works. Still, it is a hard time to stay positive. This is why I started listing all things which changed in a positive way after my spinal cord injury. Continue reading How to stay positive beeing paralyzed after spinal cord injury
More than 100 years ago there was no antibiotics to treat Tuberkulose patients.
This is why the hospital city Beelitz Heilstätten with 60 buildings was founded 1898 in the middle of nowhere: Brandenburg.
The deep forest is probably the best environment to offer conservative Air, Water and Light therapy.
Tetraplegia, also known as quadriplegia, is paralysis caused by illness or injury that results in the partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and torso; paraplegia is similar but does not affect the arms.
Sub C3 describes my level of the spinal cord injury, it means the last vertebrae which works is C3 and underneath there is the damage. C4 and C5 are broken, so is the belonging spinal cord.