Spinal Cord Injury

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Letting go

Published January 1, 2016 by zuzusays

Slide1One of the biggest challenges for me is letting go of the abilities I once had. Yes, I know it is easy to say, “but you can still do so many things”, but let me just say how devastating it is having to let go of functioning.

I am not talking about physical functioning, as I was and am very used to that happening. Needing reading glasses was the first major step towards that, and possibly giving up playing squash the second!

I’m okay about my hair going grey, I’m okay with my wrinkles that mean I have lived and loved, I’m even reasonably okay living with the ongoing chronic pain of severe arthritis and other chronic conditions.

Accepting that I can no longer manage medication, nor sometimes work out how to get dressed or make a cup of coffee is emotionally debilitating. My maths ability has been impaired for some…

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VISUALIZATION : Worth Looking Into

Published October 2, 2015 by zuzusays

Handihelp Blog

Visualization also known as imaging or meditation is a technique which has been used by amateur and professional athletes for a long time. It takes place prior to a game or an event in which they wish to perform at their highest level. Normally it’s done in a quiet area where there are no external stimuli, the individual mentally imagines their performance in the upcoming activity. While this has been used for years by athletes, it’s a wonderful technique for anyone who wants to improve their ability to function in everyday situations. While concentrating with your eyes closed you should visualize yourself interacting with the environment you’ll be in and performing at your best.

Last weekend professional golfer Jason Day could be seen, imagining a difficult chip shot he had to make out of the bunker onto the green. Once he was ready not only did he get out of…

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1st blog on feelings

Published January 2, 2015 by zuzusays

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11/10/2014 Current Mood: ANGER

Have you ever sat and thought, What would life be like if all your independence was ripped away from you in the matter of seconds? I never did either until recently, when just that happened to me. I just passed my 2 months anniversary to my accident that forever changed my life. Sometime when I am not sick of telling the story of how I became to know life in a different way, I will tell you.

To start off my name is Shena, and I am 31 years young. I am a wife to Jeremy and a mother to Justin (12), Kaylee (8), and Ethan (7). On September 6th 2014 my life was forever changed from an ATV accident that has left me with a spinal cord injury, that we still are learning the full extent to the injury. The accident was not my fault…

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