Enjoying the Sunshine in Oct.

Living with a SCI and Chiari Malformation does not mean you have to stop enjoying life. We must do our best to keep moving forward even if it is only one step at a time. Take every opportunity you can to get outside and enjoy the beauty around you. Just sitting outdoors allowing the sunshineContinue reading “Enjoying the Sunshine in Oct.”

Trying something new and it is changing things

For the past few months, I have struggled to find that “balanced” place. So, I have embarked on a new adventure. I decided to try something that may help me maintain a healthy weight and give me back my prep as well as keep me even. After just one week I can say I amContinue reading “Trying something new and it is changing things”

Getting Stronger

I am continuing to work hard to build new neuropathways, gain balance and proprioception. Because of the loss of sensation in my right leg and hips as well as proprioception my feet tend to drag at times and get lost when they are behind me. This leads to an unsteady gait causing tripping and sometimesContinue reading “Getting Stronger”

The Lies we tell ourselves

  Learning to live with life changing disability and /or illness is difficult enough, but we often fall into to the trap of not truly being able to see the truth about ourselves. We often think of ourselves in a diminished capacity with various limitations instead of all the positives that we have to offerContinue reading “The Lies we tell ourselves”

Resilient

Often when faced with chronic illness and/or injury we tell yourselves and others that we cannot do (you fill in the blank). Yet the reality is that we can and often do the tasks. Sometimes the task seems impossible, but I know from personal experience that with a little bit of hard work and practiceContinue reading “Resilient”