Most wheelchair users will always have a purse or a backpack with them. Sometimes it’s behind them, on the side, and sometimes it’s hanging under the cushion. This depends on the person and chair. For me and my chair, I have a bag behind me, I have my purse, and sometimes I will have a bag on … Continue reading What’s in my Bag?
Thank you, Freeli, for sponsoring this post and allowing me to test and review this amazing product that is making independent-eating possible! Some days cooking is a chore and it’s the last thing you want to do, but you still need to eat! My goal, in every aspect of life, is to be independent. Recently, I heard … Continue reading Freeli – Adapting a Grab-And-Go Meal! (Review)
Did you know that my body will shake uncontrollably? Yes, it’s true, and if you see me in public it’s possible you’ve been a witness. My legs will shake, bounce, or extend, my wrists will flex or shake, my triceps will spaz, or my core muscles will pull me back in to my seat. I will have these muscle spasms … Continue reading Muscle Spasms Help My Independence
2019 is the best year yet for wheelchair users. Why is that? Because of the advances in technology. As technology keeps improving and is more accessible to the consumer, it can provide more independence for anyone with a disability. You may have heard of the company Apple, and if you haven’t, you live under a rock. Apple has … Continue reading The Apple Watch: Wheelchair Mode
The ADA law was designed to protect the disabled from discrimination in public buildings and one of those ways is an accessible entrance. This law is a big reason why I can live an independent life, go to school, grocery shop, or have a job. But what protects my accessibility in my private life? What … Continue reading My Advice About Portable Ramps
My ultimate dream is not only to walk again but to move out of my parents' house and live independently. Both of those dreams may sound impossible to somebody, but I believe both are achievable. The Problem As I have that dream in the back of my mind, it’s hard trying to adjust at a … Continue reading A Simple Tip To Make Your Kitchen Accessible
Let’s be honest, I am still figuring out this independent lifestyle with disabilities. It’s a process but I am making progress! An obstacle I am still figuring out is how to cook noodles. I mean, I love any type of pasta in general, but this obstacle has caught my attention. Here is my problem… I … Continue reading The Spiralizer: A Device For Adapted Cooking
There are some great advances in the power chair industry nowadays. I’ve only had three power chairs in my post injury life, but I’ve been pretty fortunate (thanks insurance) to have some great ones. Typically, people see a wheelchair as a burden or think less of a wheelchair confined person. Well guess what - you’re … Continue reading Health Benefits of Standing In My Power Chair
I’ve been going to therapy for seven years and occasionally, we hit a huge milestone in my recovery. So far, I cannot walk (which is always someone's expectation but for now that is not the case), but we are working on my independence regarding transfers, rolling side to side, and other things. The video I’m … Continue reading Transferring from Supine to Sitting!
This week, Premiere Physical Therapy celebrated National Caregiver's Day and they asked me to speak at a night tailored to Caregivers! I was excited to share my perspective on what it's like to be in the position of the patient, the one that needs to be cared for BUT also to encourage them because without them, I'd … Continue reading National Caregivers Day