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Nov 2016

Quad Amputee Korrin Barrett using Bebionic Small Hand for Fine Motor Skill Training

One of the many tasks I was required to do on my first day of OT training with my new Bebionic Small Hand...watch till the end, I have a lot to learn 😂 (https://m.facebook.com/korrinlivingpossibility/)  ..

14
Sep 2016

Quad Amputee Korrin Barrett Trials Bebionic Small Hand

Here I am trialling the Steeper bebionic small hand...grip patterns are mastered, now I need to put them to everyday use :-)  ..

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Jul 2016

Quad Amputee Korrin Barrett Walks on her Osseointegrated Legs

I underwent bilateral below knee osseointegration in 2 stages...stage 1 on 1st June and stage 2 on 13th July. This is me 2 weeks post stage 2 walking on my brand new legs!  ..

15
Jul 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Day 46

Happy Friday and welcome to the weekend So it turns out I'm allergic to Celebrex...just a simple little anti-inflammatory but not for me obviously after we figured out it was the culprit I was given Phenergan and a hydrocortisone injection...I zonked out about 20 min ..

14
Jul 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Day 45

I'm a bit late with my blog tonight...sorry peeps, just dealing with a slight allergic reaction to something I should also be asleep as haven't slept in 2 days I started noticing a blotchy rash appearing on my arms, chest and legs this morning and originally thought it was ..

13
Jul 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Day 44

Second stage surgery was a success when I finally got down to theatre I think I spent more time in the waiting area and with the anaesthetist than I did actually in surgery I had a terrible nights sleep last night so waiting around today getting 'hangrier' by the hour didn ..

12
Jul 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Day 43

I'm baaaaaaaack yes after 22 days at home I'm back at MUH ready for my Stage 2 surgery tomorrow To be honest, the last 3 weeks at home were far from easy, for me or for Craig That small amount of independence I had prior to surgery had suddenly been ripped away f ..

07
Jul 2016

WARNING Meltdown Alert...Proving I'm Human I Guess

WARNING!!! Long winded post below... Hi everyone, so I wanted to share something with you all...before I do I'm not looking for sympathy or a pick me up I just wanted to let you all know that I am indeed human and maybe help one or more of you realise that you aren't sup ..

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Jun 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Day 20

It's officially my last night in hospital tonight (for this stage anyway) 🎉🎉🎉 20 days I've been in here and I can't wait to get home to Craig, my QLD family, my own bed, my own shower and my own clothes...I mean I have been wearing my own clothes but I do miss my wardrobe(s) � ..

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Jun 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Days 18 and 19

Welcome to the weekend 💃🎉🍻 I'm finally on the countdown to going home 🏡 I've been pain free now for 3 days straight (bar a few electrical currents playing havoc in my leg ⚡️) and the team are happy for me to fly home this week ✈️ Friday was a reasonably busy day with boo ..

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Jun 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Day 17

Guess what???? I woke up this morning with NO pain!!! Yes, you read that right, absolutely NO pain!!! 🎉🎉 all of your positive thoughts and well wishes truly worked, thank you 💞💗 the tingly nerve sensations are still there but they're manageable at this stage 👌 I couldn' ..

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Jun 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Days 15 and 16

Howdy 👋I'm combining 2 blogs into one today because I can :-P its my 2 week anniversary today since my OI surgery...let's celebrate 🎉💃 Tuesday was a good day with lots of rest!!! Monday night my left leg decided to play up again and kept me awake most of the night so I wa ..

14
Jun 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Day 14

Happy Tuesday everyone 💃💃💃 Yesterday wasn't too eventful so I'll keep this short... I had a lovely restful day although I did escape to the mall for lunch to get me out of these 4 walls, it was a beautiful sunny day too so managed to get some much needed vitamin ..

12
Jun 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Day 13

Good morning world...it's a public holiday here today so will be a rest day for me but I thought I better not lapse on my updates although they're running a day behind at the moment. Yesterday was a lovely day! After not having a great nights sleep I was wo ..

11
Jun 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Day 12

Good morning, happy Sunday. I didn't get a chance to blog last night as I actually managed to ESCAPE the hospital for a few hours and didn't get back until well after curfew hehe. Being a Saturday my day wasn't overly exciting as there is limited staff and I decided ..

10
Jun 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Days 10 and 11

Oops I did it again...no post yesterday but I'm still alive I promise ;-) I'll split the days to make sure I capture everything 👍 Day 10: Thursday Today started like every day...6am wake up for morning meds and obs then back to sleep until breakfast arrived at ..

08
Jun 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Days 8 and 9

Hey peeps I'm back...sorry I didn't post yesterday, I'll try not to do that again lol :-P The lack of sleep finally caught up with me yesterday and I fell asleep straight after dinner last night so no daily post was done. So yesterday I had my PCA taken down and ..

06
Jun 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Day 7

Sorry for not posting an update yesterday. Unfortunately I was in so much pain last night I couldn't string 2 words together let alone type half a novel. I didn't get any sleep either so it wasn't up there as my best day ever 😖 The good news is my pain has now decreased ..

04
Jun 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Day 5

It's the weekend...not much to report on today as it was another day stuck in bed, apparently tomorrow I'll be disconnected from my epidural, oxygen, PCA and catheter! I'll also go on to 4 hourly obs instead of 2 hourly meaning I may actually get some sleep 😴💤 Being fr ..

03
Jun 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Day 4

Helllllloooo pain...so that's what I woke up to this morning...excruciating pain, as in 8 out of 10 pain. Check out the graphic pain chart below as I'm pretty sure that's how I looked!! After 2 days of feeling nothing I was definitely under a false sense of security as r ..

02
Jun 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Day 3

Good morning world 🌏 well I think I had a whole 50 minutes of sleep last night so hoping I can be literate enough to make sense in this blog! My surgery went great, I think I was in there for about 3 hours but the pre-surgery prep wasn't much fun 😐 due to having no veins t ..

01
Jun 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Day 2

The day is here! I was on the list for 10:30 this morning but still waiting so no food or water for me...why is it that when you're told you're not allowed to drink anything your mouth feels drier than a sand pit? I'm now showered and prepped for my trip to theatr ..

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May 2016

My OI Journey to New Legs - Day 1

I'm starting this blog from today as sh!t is finally getting real! I checked in to MUH at 3pm and was shown straight to my room...this will be my home for the next wee while and I'm grateful it's a lovely, clean and friendly environment to be in. Immedia ..

14
Apr 2016

Munjed Behind The Wire - My Amazing OI Surgeon

Please take the time to read this story. This amazing man will be performing my osseointegration surgery in June and the things he had to survive just to share his knowledge and skills with this country are barbaric to say the least! He showed strength, determination and resi ..

04
Apr 2016

8 Weeks Until My Osseointegration Surgery

In exactly 8 weeks today we will be making the trip to Sydney to start my osseointegration journey! In the next 8 weeks I will be undergoing serious prehab involving intensive Physio, yoga sessions, one on one personal training, weight loss and general fitness to build up t ..

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Mar 2016

Business Chicks Breakfast - Turia Pitt

Loved catching up with this stunner today at the Business Chicks breakfast on the Gold Coast! Everyone needs to see Turia Pitt speak at least once! So looking forward to being a part of the School of Champions #businesschicks (https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/businesschicks) #emp ..

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Feb 2016

Quad Amputee Korrin Barrett Completes Defensive Driving Course with Hand Controls

I was lucky enough to attend a defensive driving course at Mt Cotton Training Centre...the first quad amputee to complete the course using hand controls...surprised them and myself!  ..

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Oct 2015

Quad Amputee Korrin Barrett Trialling Triton Smart Ankles

I was lucky to try these fancy new Triton smart Ankles out in 2015...they allowed a really fluid movement up and down ramps etc but weren't for me unfortunately due to the excessive weight and work required to get them to walk fluidly.  ..

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Jul 2015

You Move Me Project - City 2 Surf Pledge

I made a pledge a year ago to participate in the 14km City to Surf to raise funds for You Move Me Project and the time is almost here! This is going to be one of the biggest challenges I've undertaken but I know I'll do it with the support of the Evolution to Wellbeing crew,  ..

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Mar 2015

Driving 30th March 2015

Well it's been a a few months since my last stint in the car. I haven't been well these past few months as my Ulcerative Colitis decided to flare up again and I ended up in hospital a few times but I am determined to be healthy and stay out of that place! Ok so back to my ..

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Dec 2014

Driving Experience 19th December 2014

Well today I hopped into my car for the first time in months to go for a drive...and it was awful! I couldn't get comfortable, I felt so uncoordinated and we didn't even go out onto the real road. We drove around and around the circuit that we live in and I just couldn't get  ..

07
Sep 2014

Bridge to Brisbane 2014 - My 5km Race

2 years ago on Fathers Day I was admitted to hospital and that was the beginning of my life changing forever. Today I am competing in the 5km Bridge to Brisbane Race with a group of amazing supporters! We have branded Korrin singlets and we're all pumped and ready to go. Befo ..

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