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Learning to Lose Control

Learning to Lose Control

I write this blog tentatively, as I still battle the lessons I’ve learned about what it means to lose control. What I mean by that is suffering a spinal cord injury lead me to learn how little control we have over the circumstances in our lives, in many various aspects of what used to be a simple life. Read more

Not Being Able to Feel 80% of Your Body? Yeah It’s Tricky

Not Being Able to Feel 80% of Your Body? Yeah It’s Tricky

One of the harsh realities of living with a spinal cord injury is the loss of sensation. When people think of paraplegics and quadriplegics, they usually think about how we can’t walk or move our arms. But the loss of sensation for many is by far the much worse side effect of paralysis (and you can count me as one of these people). Read more

Chronic Pain After a Spinal Cord Injury

Chronic Pain After a Spinal Cord Injury

Pain! Most people who suffer from a spinal cord injury or various diseases suffer from chronic pain on some level. There are ways of improving and preventing pain but what do you do? Well it depends on the type of pain you’re experiencing. Read more

Movement After a Spinal Cord Injury

Feeling & Movement After a Spinal Cord Injury Part II: Movement

Currently, I’m considered incomplete motor and sensory, which means I have some feeling and movement below the level of my injury. In Part I, most of my post was about the feeling that I have throughout my body. I explained my injury level along with what I can feel despite being a C-1 C-2 quadriplegic on a ventilator. Now I’m going to focus in more on my movement. Read more

Feeling & Movement After an ACI, Part 1

Feeling & Movement After a Spinal Cord Injury Part I: Feeling

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. Read more