Do it yourself regain your independence

Updated: Aug 11


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