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  • SCI Awareness Month

    September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. This is a great time to go over what we know about spinal cord injuries, common misconceptions, and what’s been happening with research. What is an SCI? In short, a spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord. This damage can cause permanent loss of sensation […]

  • Stuck Between CP Land and World Typical

    The Balancing Act in a Time Warp I left Gunnar’s preschool orientation, head swimming with so many thoughts. I’m such a fake, phony, hider, traitor to my Roa. He is off at kindergarten orientation with Daddy while I’m here, in the easy life of World Typical. He has face after smiling face getting up close […]

  • SCI Lessons

    Lessons I’ve learned from my accident… Being involved in a traumatic accident will forever change your life. It can be hard to keep a positive attitude when it seems like you’ve lost everything in the blink of an eye. You are surround by medical bills, loss of mobility, the pain of rehab, and you realize […]

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  • Feeling & Movement After an ACI, Part 1

    Since September is spinal cord injury awareness month, I thought I’d share a little bit about what I can feel and move despite having a SCI, starting from the beginning. It is said that no two spinal cord injuries are alike, so please remember this simply my personal experience. In most cases, people who have […]

  • Police Lights

    I was a late bloomer when it came to getting my driver’s license. Even though my family helped get me an accessible minivan when I was 21 years old, I wasn’t interested. Me? Drive with hand-controls while staying in my wheelchair? *laughs* No, I would surely kill myself. I was just very uncomfortable at the […]

  • Geese Flying South

    Sometimes I sit down to this blank screen and just start to type. I start with just my current thought and then relate it to my life as a mom to Roa. You, who have followed my ramblings for a while now, probably recognize that. This is one of those non-planned moments of blogging. One […]

  • Bladder Programs After a Spinal Cord Injury

    Nerve damage to the bladder is a common side effects of having a spinal cord injury, other injury, surgical procedures, and several disease processes. Having a consistent bladder program reduces accidents, infections, and the risk of autonomic hyperreflexia. Neurogenic Bladder A neurogenic bladder is one that takes voluntarily control of holding or emptying urine away […]

  • Protein

    In rehab, doctors and nurses told me everything I should do to protect my skin from breakdown – the right cushion, the right pressure relief positions, what to look for when identifying the beginnings of a pressure sore -but they failed to mention one incredibly important thing that I believe is the most powerful weapon […]