I’ve learned that if a child asks me a question, an adult is probably wondering the same thing. So in this video I show how I position myself to sleep at night. Everyone with a spinal cord injury is different. But side sleeping works best for me.
People often want to know how I drive. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I figured a video would be even better. My friend Leslie Ostrander – a quad who uses a different type of hand controls – shot this video while she was visiting town. Click on the photo below to watch this video at BardCard.
“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.
My local grocery store has started carrying pre-cut vegetables like zucchini pasta, acorn squash pasta and sweet potato “rice.” The sweet potato rice is now a favorite of mine.Continue reading “Quadly Cooking: Sweet Potato Cinnamon Hash”
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”
I love soup. Warm. Easy. Comforting.
Watch the video to see how easy it is to make cheeseburger soup.
The recipe, as well as Tip and Tricks, are included. Continue reading “Quadly Cooking: Cheeseburger Soup”
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”