I didn’t blog yesterday. I had a lot going on. Getting my holter monitor off…going to the hospital for rehab clinic…stuff.

By the end of the day, I was actually quite wiped out. However, there was a pretty important highlight of the day that I need to acknowledge.

My friend, Nicole, set up a crowdfunding page for me on  I’m so grateful for all of the support I have already received from friends and family. My road to recovery is going to be a long one and through this Chuffed campaign I may have the opportunity to have some assistance for the future.

To give you an idea of the impact on my life, here are some things that I have had to modify or install since coming home from hospital after my stroke:

  • replace all taps so that I am able to turn them (bathroom, kitchen, laundry)
  • replace the plumbing for the shower so that I can bring the shower head down while I shower sitting down
  • shower chair
  • walking stick for daily use
  • wheelchair for distances over 100 metres
  • install a support rail in the shower
  • install a support rail in the toilet
  • fix recliner to provide leg support while sitting
  • steps to get into bed
  • looser clothing so that I can dress myself (due to lack of movement/manoeuvrability)
  • …and more

These are just some of the things where I have had to commit my money or will need to in the near future. Right now, I’m not able to work and I have no income or even government assistance. As I said, I am grateful for the assistance that friends and family have already provided by way of meals and/or cash. Some of the things on the list (e.g. plumbing which was close to $3000) are too big for one person to help with so we’re asking for a little help from a lot of people.

I’d like to thank Nicole for getting this started. And I’d like to thank all who have donated and all those who will donate. I am humbled by your generosity.

If you can contribute, please check out the page:

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1 Response to Chuffed

  1. Nicole Cosgrove says:

    I’m blessed to call you a friend Fi, and I hope that this chuffed campaign makes a big difference to you and your recovery.

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