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Ian Baillie

NEW GUY FROM SUNNY AUSTRALIA

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Hi Everybody,

A lady suggested the Heather Mills McCartney website to me because I had been discussing my New " Shelli Hand Pedal Wheelchair " with her.

What a fantastic site ... well done.!

I migrated to Australia from Birmingham UK with my wife Brenda in 1963 , and we love it here.

In 1969 I nearly lost my life in a Hit & Run bicycle accident, fortunately a guy found me and my bike at the side of the road. I was taken to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne where I spent four months having my right leg reshaped my head injuries fixed. They did a great job and within twelve months I was back on my bike.

During this rehabilitation I had to spend a fair bit of time in a normal style wheelchair I found it very difficult and it really upset me to have to ask young nurses to assist me .

I am sure that is when the seed was sown that one day I would design a better Wheelchair.

I am now 66 yoa and I after three years of trial and error I am proud to say that the

" Shelli Hand Pedal Wheelchair " is the answer.

Stay well ,

Kind regards Ian B)

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G'day Ian and welcome.

Another Aussie........woohooooooooooooo :D

Slowly we take over the world...hehehehe :lol:

Cat

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Hi Ian

Welcome to the forum.

Grab a seat and get comfy.

I bet you can help people as well as ask questions.

Again Welcome.

Lesley

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Hi Ian, welcome to the forum. It's a fun place to be!

How about a pic of the wheelchair??? Can't throw something like that out here, and not give us more. That's just not cricket! ;)

Enjoy your stay,

Ally

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Hi , Catherine, Amputeegirl05, and Ally,

Thanks for your welcome messages , where abouts in Melbourne are you Catherine, we used to live at Seaford until 1973.

I look forward to talking to you all more later, but in the mean time please have a look at my website

www.shelliwheelchairs.com.au

and give me your comments, many thanks.

Cheers Ian B)

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www.shelliwheelchairs.com.au

Welcome aboard Ian!

My name is Afet and I became a bilateral BK amputee in July 2003.

This forum has helped me a great deal, with helping me gain knowledge about prosthetics, learning more of the ins and outs of being an amputee and also for teaching me that I am not alone. :rolleyes:

I really hope you enjoy it here.

By the way, well done on your invention! You had the vision in the first place. :D

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:D Hi Ian :D

Here's a big welcome from Sydney Australia.

From Josh's mum

Check out our post under " Make Josh's Day " (introductions) if you want the whole story.

Debbie

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Hiya Ian,

Not far from Seaford......just near Moorabbin

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Hi Ian, Welcome from another Melbourne aussie. Good to have you on board. Well done with the invention and all the best.

Mel.

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Hi Ian,

Welcome to the forum family we're glad to have you here. I hope you enjoy the forum as much as I have there are so many awesome people here including out pranksters and I'm sure you'll figure out who they are (names start with an M). :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Hi , all of you great people, and thanks for your welcome messages.

Catherine Hi , I had my accident at Aspendale on the Nepean Highway so I would have ridden close to Moorabbin coming through from Richmond.

Brenda , thanks for the info , I like to think the "M 's " comments are gooood so far.!!!

Melaussie, thank you, where abouts are you?

Josh's Mum , I have read the post and I will get back to you, thanks.

I don't know how to send a pic but check out my website.

www.shelliwheelchairs.com.au

that will give you a clearer idea.

Regards Ian

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Hey Ian the Nepean Hwy. runs through here about very close to where I live.

Aspendale is just down the road

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Dammit it......check out the grammer in the last post.........see waht happens when you drink with Mel?

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Ian,

Don't listen to Marcus. The 2 female M's here (Mel & and I) are as innocent as newborn babes.....

:angry::blink:

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Hi Ian, welcome aboard, I've just welcomed my Brummy daughter-in-law into our family, she comes from Solihull but has settled up here in Cheshire with my son.

I hope you've been following the cricket or are you now an Aussie supporter :o

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Hi,

Thanks for comments Marcia and Melaussie,

Yes I am going for the Aussies in the Cricket , we are not having much luck but

we will win the last one.

I had a scare last week my right ankle swelled up and was blue and very painful , my doc. sent me for a scan and xray at Albury Base Hospital and they kept me in because I had D.V.T.

from the ankle right up passed my Knee.

They also did a chest CT scan and found a small clot in my right lung and an Aneurism just below my right shoulder .

They were very quick and gave me injections to thin the blood which is working well. I am back home now waiting for contact from a Specialist in Melbourne to see when they can fix the Aneurism .

I hope it will be soon.

I hope you are all well , we had 17 degrees today a real Spring day .

Kind regards Ian

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Hi, everyone,

Sorry I haven't been able to contact you all for a while , but they sent me to St. Vincents Hospital in Melbourne early in October.

To stop my 'Aneurism ' from getting any worse they decided to insert a 'Bypass Vein ' to feed my left arm and left brain , then the following week insert a 'Bypass Vein ' to feed my right shoulder and my right brain. Then two days later go up through the groin and insert a 'Stint '

to block off the 'Aorta ' where the Aneurism had developed .

When they had finished everything seem fine and the a few hours later I had a mild seizure down my right side. That caused a big panic because nobody could work out WHY ?

Anyway they did a great job and I am well on the way to a full recovery.

One good thing was I lost 10 Kilograms in three weeks and I haven't put it back on.

I thought at one stage I might be needing my " Shelli Hand Pedal Wheelchair "

myself.

I hope you all well and had a great Christmas.

All the best for 2006.

Regards Ian :blink::blink:

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Good to hear from you, Ian. Sounds like you've had some serious business going on. Glad you are doing well. Happy New Year to you!

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Welcome back Ian glad you are feeling better.

Hope you can find a place to stay cool today.......42C.....ridiculous :rolleyes:

Cat

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Hi, Marcia & Catherine,

Thanks for your quick replies.

Yes , it's great to be feeling better each day, but I still have a long way to go .

Did you have a look at my Hand pedal wheelchair?

If not please have a look at www.shelliwheelchairs.com.au

and get back to me with your thoughts.

I am hoping to give a Demonstration at St. Vincents Hospital in Melbourne sometime in February,

that should get something happening on the Sales side.

I hope you both have a great NEW YEAR, don't drink too much.

Regards Ian

:rolleyes::rolleyes:

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Ian, glad to hear that things are improving medically for you. Great invention you have. I bet it will be a huge benefit for many people. When I use my chair I hate it when people have to push me someplace. I don't use it often, thankfully, but having one where I can control it would be so much better. Good job!

Carol

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