Colin has new physio goals. Perhaps the most important is to assist with transfers and to be able to shift himself in his chair. It is amazing how well he is doing, and the progress he is making with the help of the physio and Jabu. Jabu works him relentlessly with both passive exercises to … [Read more…]
There is another “level” (see what I did there?) to spinal cord injury. No matter what level the spinal injury occurs, the injury can either be complete, or incomplete. A complete injury means the nerves are no longer connected above and below the injury. In an incomplete injury, some or all of the nerves are … [Read more…]
Differences between being a quadriplegic or a paraplegic People are not always aware of the differences between the terms paraplegic, quadriplegic, and tetraplegic. Sometimes, even medical professions who are not directly involved with spinal cord injury are not always clear. Here is a great article that explains the difference very well: Spinal Cord dot com … [Read more…]
This is an article I came across written by Dana Brown Ritter, for The Mobility Resource that really gives some insight. huffingtonpost article For me, 3, 5, 6, and 8 are the big ones.
Growing up with two brothers, and practical and pragmatic parents, I learned from an early age that I could do anything my brothers could. I built my own treehouse, made a go-kart, played with dolls, and got muddy along with the rest of them. I learned I was in charge of my own destiny, and … [Read more…]
I attended a card class a few weeks back, and made this one inspired by one of the ones there. I made it specially as a commission for Judy. Here it is:
Colin’s right arm started moving one week before Christmas last year. Since then, he has been working really hard on strengthening it. He is trying to write again with his right hand, but doesn’t have the wrist control. It is possible to write with gross movement, but we are hoping for return and control of … [Read more…]
Found somewhere in Harare, Zimbabwe. My Dad sent it from his travels.
I have had such a wonderful time over the last few days. I have made sweet little Easter tags for my friends. I took pattern paper, cut it out into the shape of a notebook page, and inked the edges to give it a vintage look. I made little chicks by sticking eyes and beaks … [Read more…]
It was the C5 vertebra that was dislocated almost to the point of complete separation in Colin’s neck as his car was hit from behind, spun over, flipped and landed on its roof. At that moment, he felt his entire body go limp and knew he wasn’t going to walk away from this. In the … [Read more…]