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.
Podcast with Kyle Idleman: Why Did This Happen to Me?
When I got a phone call asking me to share my story for a podcast with Kyle Idleman, I was little stunned. But of course
The Most Awesome Pants Ever Made – by Betabrand Yoga Dress Pants
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
How to Stay Warm this Winter with a Spinal Cord Injury
Staying warm in the winter can be an art form when one’s ability to regulate body temperature is disrupted as a result of a spinal cord
What Freed Me from the Prison of Spasticity
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
Why a Urine Culture is So Important
Fatigue. Fever. Cloudy urine. Could it be a UTI? What should I do? 2, 11 I’ll explain why a urine culture is the most important
Yes, I Traveled to Florida (But not for THAT Reason)
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.
How and Why I Got a Professional Massage
I needed a professional massage, but I wasn’t sure how it would work with a spinal cord injury. It had been 10 long months since
Do Not Tell Me I’m Confined to a Wheelchair
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
How The Gift of Tendon Transfers Changed My Life
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
The Gift of Tendon Transfers after Spinal Cord Injury (video)
In 1998 I had a series of surgeries called tendon transfers for people with cervical level spinal cord injuries. As a C6-7 quadriplegic, I had
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