When people see two wheelchair users hanging out it is often assumed that our disability and challenges are the same but this is so far from the truth and many chronic conditions are very different from each other. Some wheelchair users have the ability to walk while others don't and only need them for long … Continue reading How is Muscular Dystrophy and Spina Bifida Different?
Today's guest post was written by Brendan Birth a young professional who is pursuing a career in advocacy and passionate about multiple forms of discrimination and injustice. In his spare time, he likes to serve his home church, track major snowstorms and hurricanes, follow multiple sports, and make lots of puns. You can connect and … Continue reading Guest Post: Review of Mass Transit In New York City
When you are recovering from surgery the support you have is a huge part of how you will react to it and how quickly it will go by. If you are surrounded by people who are not supportive of your situation will increase your stress and anxiety levels and makes recovery seems twice as long. … Continue reading How To Be Supportive Of Someone Recovering From Surgery
Happy Valentine's Day! When you are disabled or have chronic pain it can be difficult to love yourself because how can you when you struggle with so much? You wake up and go to bed in bed so what is there to love? There are lots of things to love about yourself but if you … Continue reading Loving Yourself Through Pain And Disability
No one likes to hear that they will need surgery but when you are disabled sometimes that is the reality of life and you may need quite a few while others none are required. It depends on what disability you have and if you have Spina Bifida how many surgeries you have will depend on … Continue reading How Do I Prepare For An Abdominal Surgery?
When you are disabled or have chronic pain people often say things to you that can sound rude or insensitive. Sometimes people don't know any better and truly do mean and other times I truly don't understand what led me, people, to think that these comments would be okay. When you say at least you … Continue reading Consider Yourself Lucky: It Could Be Cancer
There is something that you can learn from pretty much anybody whether they are disabled or abled! Not everyone will be able to give you the same type of advice because some people may have experienced certain things so they won't be qualified to give some pieces of advice. An abled person may not be … Continue reading Lessons I learned from my four abled sisters