The thought of traveling after a spinal cord injury can be daunting. One of the biggest questions is, “How will I get on an airplane?” Watch my BardCare video at the link below. And what do I pack? Read my suggestions in Wheelchair Must-Haves for Traveling.
When my iPhone 5s starting getting glitchy on me, I held out for over a year. I’m on a budget and had to stick to it. Plus I was determined not to get a new phone until Apple came out with a smaller model that was the size of the iPhone 5. With limited hand function, I wanted to make sure I could safely and easily hold the phone.Continue reading “Accessibility Features on the iPhone You Need to Know”
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is currently undertaking an Instagram campaign to combat the stigmas and misperceptions of what it means to live with a spinal cord injury and paralysis. I recently shared my story at their request. This is what I posted.Continue reading “What Do You See When You See Me?”
I love pasta. Spaghetti, linguini, macaroni, rigatoni. I love it all. Unfortunately, cooking pasta is difficult with limited hand function due to a spinal cord injury. But I’ve found an easy and healthy alternative.Continue reading “Quadly Cooking: Easy “Pasta” with Meat Sauce”
Ever since my injury I’ve worn front closure bras. As a quad with limited hand function, these were my go-to for ease and function. But fewer front close bras – without a racerback – are being made.
What’s a quadly girl to do?Continue reading “My New Favorite Bra is Made by True & Co.”
“How do you get in and out of bed?” It’s a common question children ask. And if kids are asking, I know adults are wondering! Below is a video demonstration of a sliding board transfer. It’s entirely balance, physics and strength. I have no function below my level of injury, so this transfer is done completely with my arms and shoulders.
In January I attended a conference for work. After dinner we were chatting and getting to know each other as we made our way back to the conference room. All the classic questions were asked: Where do you live? What organization are you with? What is your role?
And then it happened.Continue reading “The Uncomfortable Truth about Sexuality and Disability”
There’s nothing worse than hearing “You don’t have enough faith” or “Just work harder.” Read about these and other myths and misconceptions about SCI in this BardCare article. Which ones have you heard – or maybe said? Click on the picture below to read.
On the night my friend Dot completed chemotherapy, a group of friends was going over to her house to celebrate. Due to the chemo and the accompanying fatigue, they opted to order pizza. As I read her email, it was 2:00 in the afternoon and I agreed pizza sounded tasty. And easy.Continue reading “Quadly Cooking: Lazy Friday Night Pizza”
The E-Wand is a device that attaches to your mini-blinds. It allows you to open and close mini-blinds, as well Venecian and horizontal blinds, with the touch of a button. It’s officially on My Favorite Things list! No more living in a cave on sunny days or fumbling with difficult-to-turn wands! Watch my video below to see how they work.