A spinal cord injury (SCI) is so much more than not walking. These articles share what I’ve learned about life with SCI: maintaining physical and emotional health, fashion in a seated position, My Favorite Things, and life hacks for living with a disability.
Why Do People with Disabilities Still Not Have Equal Access to Medical Care?
No one will argue that people with disabilities should have equal access to medical care. After an appointment with a doctor left with me incorrect
What is Autonomic Dysreflexia? (Video)
Blood pressure. Temperature regulation. Heart rate. Did you know all these functions are affected with a higher level spinal cord injury? And have you ever
Bladder and Bowel Care After Spinal Cord Injury (Video)
I know you want to ask… How does someone with a spinal cord injury go to the bathroom? Peeing and pooping is a part of
What You Need to Know About Insuring a Modified Vehicle
Congratulations! You’re ready to start driving with modifications and/or hand controls. What do you need to know about insuring a modified vehicle? I’ve been driving
The Importance of Cardio Workouts with a Spinal Cord Injury
Getting a good cardio workout with a spinal cord injury can be difficult, but it’s very important. After years of living with a spinal cord
How a Quadriplegic Gets Dressed (Video)
After a spinal cord injury, quads and paras need to re-learn how to live life. Getting dressed is one thing to figure out. I’d said
My Favorite Things I Read, Listened to, Watched, and Did in 2020
The year 2020 will be one for the history books – literally and figuratively. Although I can easily complain about 2020, I’m choosing to find
What Can I Do When I’m Confined?
Whether a person is confined due to COVID restrictions or trying to heal a pressure sore while in bed, I often read, “What can I
The Best Gifts for Someone with a Spinal Cord Injury
In this article I will share my opinion on the best gifts for someone with a spinal cord injury. To explain this list, you need
An Unexpected Visit from Grief after Spinal Cord Injury
Grief was the last thing on my mind. It had simply been a long day. Physically, emotionally, and mentally I was drained. Life with a
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