I am so excited to introduce my friend, Sydney, as she shares her perspective of being friends with a quadriplegic. When my accident happened, I thought it would be difficult to make genuine friends in a wheelchair. I mean, I had a solid group of friend's before the accident but would the new friends see … Continue reading What It’s Like To Be Friends With A Quadriplegic
When I drop objects I can’t pick them up. This makes independent living extremely hard and very frustrating. Sometimes I drop items right in front of my tire that I’m literally stuck and can’t move anywhere. Sometimes I even run items over because I get stuck in a predicament that I’m forced to. With all … Continue reading How A Quadriplegic EASILY Picks Up Objects From The Ground – Quadtools – The Reacher
Before I get to the goods, let me first say the reason I’m writing this is not to rant, though a little of that might happen, but it is to inform, educate, and also let other disabled readers know that they are not alone in this frustrating act of ignorance. In 1990, the passing of … Continue reading Why Handicap Parking Can Be A Burden (To Me)
Paralysis, what does it feel like? To be honest, I’ve been avoiding this moment. It’s a large topic that will be divided into separate posts but I knew at some point I wanted to share this part of my life. Still, it’s something that feels weird and impossible to explain. Possibly because I have to … Continue reading Nerve Pain And Sensation, What It Feels Like To Be Paralyzed
After my accident, it was extremely difficult learning how to use a cell phone with my lack of hand function. For the longest time I used an iPad to text. The buttons were big enough and I learned to type with my knuckles. The iPad was mounted on my wheelchair and adjusted just enough for … Continue reading Two Simple Devices So You Won’t Drop Your Phone!
If you clicked on this article then you're probably wondering what this medical trial is about and how I was able to stand. So let me tell you. Last July, a friend told me about a successful, nonsurgical trial for people with cervical spinal cord injuries (SCI). Now, let me help you understand one very … Continue reading I STOOD FOR AN HOUR AND BALANCED MY HIPS – New Medical Trial
Let’s be honest, make up is hard whether you’re disabled or not. There’s so many brands, techniques, and methods that it can be overwhelming and confusing. For me, it took time to understand how make up works but also learning how to apply it to my abilities. Nevertheless, I figured it out! A couple AWESOME … Continue reading How a Quadriplegic Does Make Up! *Tips and Tricks
It’s taco time! If you read my previous blog, Grocery Shopping - Success or Fail, I shared my grocery shopping experience and picked up every ingredient without needing any help. It was an amazing feeling to be independent and I’m so proud of how I did! For this post, I am going to break down … Continue reading Cooking One-Pan Beef Tacos *Tips and Tricks
This week I challenged myself to grocery shop and cook a meal solo. It's something I loved to do before my injury, so why not get serious about it now. In 2014, I shared a post about cooking taco salad. I was an amateur but I did learn a lot from that experience. I scrolled … Continue reading Grocery Shopping – Success or Fail?
There is a vital component to driving a vehicle and that is gas. I am not able to pump gas into my vehicle but I do drive, so here’s how I fill my tank up. Get ready because it’s gonna blow your mind!!!! Ready? I ask. Ya, sorry if you got excited. All I do … Continue reading Filling Up The Tank: ADAPTED VAN SERIES POST #3