Independent Living Expo.

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On the 8th Jessica and me went along to Olympic Park for the biennial Independent Living Exposition. Being held there and a journey fraught with stress for Jessica we hired our regular Accessible Cabbie and had a fairly nice journey both there and back.

Featuring

https://www.atsaindependentlivingexpo.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/ATSA-SYD-16pp-program-LR-100419.pdf

There are many different types of wheelchairs depending upon the level of disability or desired use for the chair. There was everything from walkers and toddlers wheelchairs, through to 4 wheel independent suspension+4 motors for Farmers. We had stair climbers and standing chairs for golf, one shaped like a peddle car foe a child. Tricycles, Racing Bikes. Off road vehicles. Finally, very expensive vehicles adapted for wheelchair drivers.

In the first photograph Jessica is trying the controls of a vehicle, earlier she had dropped her age by 15 years and crossed gender again to trial the 4 wheel drive independent suspension demonstration track. Then when she let on that she was female they also had to allow women to trial the trail.

The display I found the most humorous was that of the skeleton demonstrating passive exercise, there are two photos of it in the gallery, one for arm and the other for legs. And a few stuffed bears and a doll found their way into the action.

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A public consultation workshop to help shape disability policy for 2020 and beyond

This past Monday I went with a friend to attend the Consultation regarding the formation of a National Disibility Strategy for beyond 2020.

This forum was focused more on the NDIS, National Disibility Insurance Scheme, than general disibility policies therefore the focus was on those under the age of 65. The conference focused on ways to improve this scheme however those in the over 65 bracket heard nothing about My Aged Care.

Since the inception of the NDIS those people with disabilities over the age of 65 have now been aligned with AGE/HEALTH without disibility being a major factor in the Clare Plackages, if indeed they manage to receive one. Many of those on the cusp of being classified as old lost the small packages they had and where unable to replace these with NDIS packages because upon reaching 65 they would be too old for the NDIS anyway.

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Here is the advanced information for this event

A public consultation workshop to help shape disability policy for 2020 and beyond.

About this Event

The National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 is Australia’s framework for creating a more inclusive society that enables people with disability to fulfil their potential as equal citizens.

At the end of 2020 the National Disability Strategy will end and governments across Australia are working together to develop a new strategy for beyond 2020. We need to make sure a new strategy reflects the changing policy environment and builds on opportunities available today as well as what may emerge over the next decade.

From April, the Australian community is invited to take part in national consultation to shape the future of disability policy for 2020 and beyond.

There will be face-to-face and online workshops held in each state and territory. At the workshops you can share your experiences and help shape the next strategy as it is vital people with disability have a leading role in modernising the policies and programs that affect them.

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Empty Conference Room

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Session two – when we had the opportunity to add our thoughts to the boards.

Department of Social Security Consultation to develop a National Disibility Strategy for beyond 2020

Footpath in Tatra National Park, Poland

 
Footpath in Tatra National Park, Poland
  1. The Tatra Mountains form a natural border between Poland and Slovakia, and much of the territory is a park reserve shared by both nations. This photo was taken on the Polish side, but the Slovakian side has the same name: Tatra National Park. To reach this footpath, start in the nearby town of Zakopane, a mountain resort in the Podhale region of southern Poland. The town and region have long been home to members of the Goral, or ‘highland’ people. Today, Tatra National Park overlaps some Goral villages, where the inhabitants maintain cultural traditions such as cheesemaking and woodworking.
  2. Tatra National Park, Poland – Wikipedia

    Tatra National Park (Polish: Tatrzański Park Narodowy; abbr. TPN) is a National Park located in the Tatra Mountains in Tatra County, in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship [  ]

Quand je vais mourir — Inspirations pour réussir sa vie

Sante

Quand je vais mourir, ne venez pas sur ma tombe me dire à quel point vous m’aimiez et combien je vous manque. Ce sont des mots que je veux entendre alors que je suis encore en vie. La suite ici >>>

Quand je vais mourir — Inspirations pour réussir sa vie

Pituitary Tumour saying hello

Life in between

Since our Pituitary tumour appeared to have been tamed in 2003, I say our since to a great degree it has governed our lives since we first met in 1998.

Jessica’s Stroke in January 2013 saw the return of enough eyesight to begin Woodturning,again, after many years. The stroke wiggled itself into our lives under the guise of a disturbance in her vision. We had made her way into the Hospital in Randwick to see the Eye registra only to have the diagnosis STROKE. It was in the Right Visul Cortex and so caused no physical disturbance other than almost 20 20 vision in that part of the eye that could see anything at all.

October of 2017 we were visited by a little visitor by the name of Heart Attack. With S.C.A.D which we will mention later.

Presently

Which should come first? Since our Heart Attack Jessica’s sight has returned to less than it was before and we now have a date for a Corneal transplant on April 18th.

Now

Las week we had another M.R.I., called for by the Eye Specialist who will be doing the surgery. Just in the case that the Tumour was active again and was responsible for the recent reoccurence in our loss of vision.

We called our usual wheelchair cabbie and set off early to SVHospel in Darlinghurst where recurring M.R.I.s are free. Taking the DVD home with us we popped it into the computer to puzzle it out. From what we can see the Tumour may be slightly larger, though not large enough to reflect major sympotoms such as lactating or high Pregosterone levels. We shall not know for sure until we see the Specialist.

M.R.I. Machine

Dr. Raymond Damadian, a physician and scientist, toiled for years trying to produce a machine that could noninvasively scan the body with the use of magnets. Along with some graduate students, he constructed a superconducting magnet and fashioned a coil of antenna wires. Since no one wanted to be the first one in this contraption, Damadian volunteered to be the first patientDr. Raymond Damadian, a physician and scientist, toiled for years trying to produce a machine that could noninvasively scan the body with the use of magnets. Along with some graduate students, he constructed a superconducting magnet and fashioned a coil of antenna wires. Since no one wanted to be the first one in this contraption, Damadian volunteered to be the first patient…[…]

https://science.howstuffworks.com/mri.htm

Journaling to Sanity

something I must begin again.
1960 TRIP ABROAD–In the spring of 1960,

AS OF CHRISTMAS DAY 2018 the following is being added near the beginning of this page so any readers won’t have to spend so much time rolling down to the end, where I think most additions are supposed to be posted:  1960 TRIP ABROAD–In the spring of 1960, less than a year after we married, we both caught the      hepatitis that was going around the UF campus. The doctors recommended rest, and that was the impetus for the European trip that had only been fantasized….[ ]

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