When the Cure Goes from a Passion to a Mere Indifference

When the Cure Goes from a Passion to a Mere Indifference

I have met so many people who are suffering since I landed myself in this silly wheelchair. When you have a spinal cord injury in the early 21st century two things can happen – you can either move on and take advantage of all the technology that’s available to you – and learn to be happy with not walking again – or you can do everything in your power to keep your body in shape when the cure does arrive, which is a full time job. Read more

Self-imposed Jail

Paralyzed By Your Paralysis?

When you have a disability, it can be almost too easy to let it win. Struggling with a body that no longer listens takes its toll. After all, we’re only human; not Superman or Superwoman. Coping is a daily thing, and we do it the best we can. The one thing we have to watch out for however, is the final defeat. Do NOT let this happen. Moaning and whining is allowed, heck, I encourage it even (it can be therapeutic). But at the end of the day there is only one option, and that is to thrive my friends. Thrive, thrive and survive! Read more

Life in a wheelchair

Being Ok, With Not Being Ok

Imperfect bodies are a defining feature of people with disabilities. Some start out in imperfect bodies, others find themselves in such a position later in life. And the process of either grieving for your perfect body that never was, or the perfect body you once had, can take your soul through some ugly depths of the human struggle. Read more

No Free Rides episode #72: Coping and dating with quad Shawn Dean

Shawn DeanIn episode #72 of No Free Rides, Tiffiny talks with lawyer and single and looking quadriplegic, Shawn R. Dean. They discuss the nuances of coping with a life-changing injury, and Tiffiny tries to persuade Shawn to try a dating site. Read more