Today, I would like to touch on a subject that many recently disabled individuals would like to talk about.
As someone who has been unexpectedly put into the position of living life as a paraplegic or disabled person. Life can change drastically, making things that were once simple and easy to do, difficult. You now have to ask someone to make you a cuppa tea, pick up something that fell onto the ground, or sometimes more personal and intimate things.
For example, you might have to ask someone to help you after you have used the toilet.
And I am sure plenty of you can relate to the embarrassing feelings that come with it.
It could be that you're struggling to use the toilet, having a hard time clearing your bowels.
It seems as if life has now become a nightmare and sometimes you just feel so fed up with it.
The reality is if I'm going, to be honest with you. As someone living with paraplegia for the past seventeen years I can tell you from my experience. Your life as you knew it before would not be the same, things are definitely going to change, there will be some challenging times ahead.
There Will be a lot of angry, tearful, and sad times, sometimes you may not even feel like getting out of bed, you may lose your confidence.
Sometimes you'll look in the mirror and don't recognize the reflection that's looking back. Yes, the transition from able-bodied to disabled is a very hard pill to swallow.
But the sooner you accept the fact that this is the situation you're in, the sooner you accept that you're life has changed.
That's when healing starts taking place, not just physical healing, I'm talking about mental and emotional healing also. We sometimes cause more harm to ourselves by disregarding what really needs to be done.
So the next time you feel for a cuppa tea, go make it yourself, if you drop something on the floor try picking it up yourself.
The people around you would be happy to help sometimes, but the reality is, and they will probably never say this to you.
They're also fed up of being called every time you drop something on the floor, and being constantly called and asked to fetch this and fetch that, pick this up.
It would be better if you can at least do these simple things on your own, it also takes the pressure off the people who's there to help you and they won't feel overwhelmed or fed up with being ordered around. unless you are suffering from a disability that restricts your arms or you're totally bedridden make that extra effort to maintain your independence. In the end, you would be healthier, happier, and full of self-confidence. Wheelsheals can help you with daily motivation, together.
We can create daily easy day by day life living exercises to strengthen your core muscles, increase stamina, muscles management, and help build self-esteem.