Making Mike Mobile

Update posted by Jeannette Lucraft On Jul 30, 2018

So... some mountains are high, some are just 199 steps. But Mike was able to borrow a fantastic 4X DL to try and attempt the donkey track next to the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey. For those of you who don't know it... it's just a little steep! The idea of trying to get a wheelchair up there is slightly crazy but then, Mike is slightly crazy!

Video links below...


First attempt

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Update posted by Jeannette Lucraft On Jul 28, 2018

Includes some of the films and stills from the climb up Whitby Abbey Steeps


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Update posted by Jeannette Lucraft On Jul 02, 2018

We've arrange to see the wonderful man who did my last 2 surgeries. I'm doubtful that he could perform the surgery, whatever form that takes, at this short notice, byt I'm always hopeful.

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Update posted by Jeannette Lucraft On Jun 29, 2018

Well, saw the neurosurgeon on Monday and yippee, Mike is down to have surgery No.4. Quite what shape this will take is still in the air. The easy option is to go in from the back and remove ligament and bone that are pressing on the cord and will cause further progressive damage unless stopped as well as possibly screw bits together to stabilise the are. Surgery is down as urgent and will be in the next 3-4 months. He seemed a little annoyed that the radiologist hadn't mentioned this more clearly in the MRI report of Feb/March.

In fairness the scan was primarily to spot anything around the lower lumbar. Ironically, the segments around the lumbar are a tad large to really determine anything around there, although it's pretty much a car crash around L4/L5/S1
The other options for the neck are, well go in from the front, discectomy on C4/5 and fuse to 3/4, or fuse the lot. Fun times. Nerve conduction tests, CT scans and another spinal injection are on the cards in the next few months

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Update posted by Jeannette Lucraft On Jun 08, 2018

These are not just for stomping around in mud or having fun on the beach. When you look at the sort of terrain that has to be covered when you get in a powered wheelchair you soon realise how "off-road" just getting around your own locality is. Last weekend getting the 500 meters from 1 pub to the next involved slopes which were on paper beyond the capabilities of my current chair, (my wonderful EP1C indoor chair), but also the flags and original worn stones along the canal towpath, the very narrow foot path across a bridge, and then slopes and bark areas of a children's play area. When I got to the pub, there were steps to get to the toilet, not mobility friendly at all, (thank you so much for helping me last Sunday Stuart Wooler).

The other weekend, and the reason this wonderful group and emotional venture was created, again, getting from 1 pub to the other was an expedition, crossing broken roads after finding dropped kerbs, broken footpath surfaces, negotiating cars parked across dropped kerbs, around the houses to get through the underpass, across heavy gravel paths only to find that the pub has steps, and the back entrance was locked so forcing friends to carry Erik the EP1C into the pub and through to more steps to the gig.

Walking on the canal path I have to negotiate roots breaking through the path, something you wouldn't normally think about, BUT is suddenly an obstacle that causes the front castor wheels to head widely in one direction or the other.

I'm eternally grateful, but it doesn't half make you thankful, humble, lucky and emotional to have friends that are so wonderfully kind. Having a chair that can get places that Erik cannot, or can negotiate a damn cite more easily would be a dream come true.

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Update posted by Jeannette Lucraft On Jun 05, 2018


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Update posted by Jeannette Lucraft On Jun 05, 2018

This is what the 4x DL can do and what Mike is wanting to do.



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Update posted by Jeannette Lucraft On Jun 03, 2018

So, an amazing £533 has already been banked from Fearne and Asher's climb; there is £71 at their mums waiting to be added and about £150 in pledges to come in!!! What amazing children - thank you so much guys! You are awesome!

Photos and videos to follow!

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What the new chair can do and what i want to do in it. :o) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3f4ISgOSMM&t=41s

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Update posted by Jeannette Lucraft On Jun 01, 2018

Daily pills. Still managed to miss Nortryptaline off this photo. lol. Includes omeprazole to counter the stomach rot caused by the Naproxin and Senna to counter the codeine.

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