Whether you use a wheelchair or not, finding a great pair of dress pants is never easy. Thankfully, I took a gamble buying Betabrand Dress Pant Yoga Pants. And it paid off. I found the perfect dress pants. Even as a wheelchair user.Continue reading “The Most Awesome Dress Pants Ever Made”
Over the years I have figured out how to stay warm. Without the ability to regulate my body temperature, dressing properly is very important.
Read my tips in this article for Bard Care by clicking on the picture below.
After my C6-7 spinal cord injury at age 16, I experienced severe muscle spasms. My legs would extend out straight or pull in so forcefully that the Velcro® strap behind my heels would break. I would kick off my shoes when my legs involuntarily shot out straight. My hands balled up in fists so tight that my finger nails left an impression on the palms of my handsContinue reading “What Freed Me from the Prison of Spasticity”
Resistance to antibiotics is becoming a worldwide problem due to the misuse of antibiotics. What is the one thing you should do before treating a UTI? Click on the link below to read this article I wrote for Bard Care that researches this life-threatening issue.
I did it. After several years of being restricted by a disobedient bowel program, I traveled solo for the first time after the BCIR procedure.Continue reading “Yes, I Traveled to Florida (But not for THAT Reason)”
It had been 10 long months since I’d had an occupational therapy session. And I was feeling the repercussions of it. Finally, I bit the bullet and purchased two sessions with a massage therapist.Continue reading “How and Why I Got a Professional Massage”
I’d like to punch the person who first used the phrase “confined to a wheelchair.” Or at least roll over their foot with my power chair.
Earlier this week I got riled up after reading a great article about my friend. Unfortunately, the phrase “confined to a wheelchair” stuck out to me and left a bad taste in my mouth (as my grandma would say).Continue reading “Do Not Tell Me I’m Confined to a Wheelchair”
It had been 9 years since my spinal cord injury. I had just graduated with my master’s degree in counseling psychology. Although I was uncertain of my future career, I was sure of one thing: I was taking a year off to have a series of surgeries called tendon transfers.Continue reading “How The Gift of Tendon Transfers Changed My Life”
Why do I take the time to wrap gifts each Christmas? It gives me time to be thankful for the gift of Dr. John C. Shaw, who gave me increased hand function and independence through tendon transfers after my spinal cord injury. (Video)
Click on the picture below to watch my video at Bard Care about wrapping presents and tendon transfers.
Many things in life are more complicated with a spinal cord injury. Whether it’s shaving my legs or staying warm, I’ve found several “life hacks” that make every day activities easier. Continue reading “My Favorite Things: Personal Care Items”