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.
My Favorite Things: Personal Care Items
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”
When I Need to Count Every Blessing
During the seemingly never-ending string of surgeries and recovery time this year, my mind would wander to that all familiar question of doubt: Why me?
My Doctor Made Me Do It
I didn’t know what to expect. But I’d heard the horror stories. The inaccessibility. The discomfort. I was past my doctor’s recommended age to have
How to Get a Great Cardio Workout: Erging (Video)
Throughout the year I use an erg, or ergometer, for a great cardio workout. In this video I’ll demonstrate how I modify the erg as
BCIR for Bowel Program Maintenance with Spinal Cord Injury
A 3-month post-surgery video update on how the BCIR (Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir) surgery has given me the ability to independently do my bowel program
Maintaining Your Health after Spinal Cord Injury
Weight, nutrition and diet, and exercise are important factors to consider in maintaining our health with a spinal cord injury. Doctors can examine the status
My First (but not last) Experience with Kroger’s Home Grocery Delivery Service
Rainy Day + Empty Fridge = The decision to try home delivery with Kroger
Ticket to Work
Read how Melissa has successfully transitioned from receiving SSDI to college and grad school to working full time with the Ticket to Work program. Click
8 Things to Pack for an Extended Hospital Stay
Have you ever wondered what to pack for an extended time in the hospital? After my 3-week hospital stay turned into almost 17 weeks, I
Suffering. It’s a word with many faces. Poverty. Illness. War. Financial hardship. Death. According to the book of Job, God allows suffering. Job is described
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