The Joy Of Spasms

By Nikki Rodwell | January 25, 2021

So, before you get too excited, this is a post about my recovery and in particular where I am at today with spasms caused by my SCI (Spinal Cord Injury).   Firstly, I am very fortunate to have made such an amazing recovery and am grateful every day, since I know many others who sadly haven’t…

Recovery in progress…

By Nikki Rodwell | February 15, 2020

My wheelchair adventures didn’t get off to a great start when I was winched via a hoist into my new wheelchair. I must have looked like a crushed bug dangling there, but Martin found it very amusing and was growled at by myself when he asked if he could video the occasion! I definitely did NOT want…

Eh up! We’re off to Sheffield!

By Nikki Rodwell | December 18, 2019

Having waited for nearly 7 weeks to hear the news that I was going to Sheffield (Specialist Spinal Unit), I burst into tears when I finally received the news which felt like all my Christmas’s had come at once!  I was literally elated.  Bizarre, considering I had no idea where and what I was going to, but…

Extraordinary Effort Brings Small Miracles

By Nikki Rodwell | December 7, 2019

A miracle is making the ordinary become ‘extraordinary’…..

Protected: Sometimes The Worst Place To Be Is Inside Your Own Head…

By Nikki Rodwell | November 20, 2019

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All time low

By NikkiRodwell | October 27, 2019

Now let’s get to the shittiest and lowest experience of all and then we can hopefully move on to some more light-hearted and positive moments of my journey in subsequent blogs.  I believe it was mid-August and around Cromer Carnival day which was also when my hubby was at his busiest in our café.   The morning…

The Minions

By NikkiRodwell | October 26, 2019

I am known as the ‘google’ queen in our household and having read studies on visualisation and it’s scientifically proven results, in hand with conversations with a friend of mine who visited to give me some ‘healing’ I decided to focus on some self-healing and visualisation techniques.   I started to visualise minions (yes from Despicable Me)…

Well apparently Rock Bottom has a Basement…

By Nikki Rodwell | October 25, 2019

The words ‘bowel care’ conjure up the thought of a Dr asking you lots of questions and generally ‘caring’ about bowel movements. WRONG. With 4 nurses carefully rolling me on my side, one lucky nurse got to poke an enema in the form of 2 pessaries up my back passage to see if it would trigger a…

Are you bored?

By NikkiRodwell | October 6, 2019

I found it strange how the first question that many people asked me was ‘Do you get bored?’ Well only a ‘well’ person would think this, imagining themselves lying flat in normal life maybe after a bout of flu or something.  However, for me, it was hour by hour finding some relief with pain meds, having…

First Leg of the Journey (without legs!)

By Nikki Rodwell | October 3, 2019

People who know me including my wonderful social media followers, will say (I hope) that I am a very upbeat person, sharing positivity, goals and dreams and that generally I am an optimistic and happy person who embraces life to the full.  I’ve always shared so much positivity and my personal achievements on Fb and its…