Date: September2015

Words by Julie - Living Life With Paralysis

Bliss

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Bliss

Not very often am I at a loss for words. And maybe by the time I finish writing I will remember the word that I am looking for. You see, the word roamed around my head on Friday afternoon after I returned to my room, 150 4A East, because I had been away from this […]

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Something like normal

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Second time in the pool today, felt way more like normal. We tried having me swim laps, but in a ten meter pool you can not get any momentum, as a consequence my legs drag. So Kristin was holding my feet to keep my legs up, and with that it was almost like normal. I […]

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No Compliments

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No Compliments

I have been wanting to write this post for a while now, like since my second week here at Parkwood. Physiotherapy – the place where change happens. A few of my closest friends and most of my family have been here to witness my physiotherapy, and now anyone who has read the Blyth Citizen has seen the […]

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Not My Job

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I don’t like the way today started. Last night I was looking forward to Monday. A new week, a day of therapy, friends coming in the afternoon. And here it is, 10:35 before I am ready to start my day. I may come back later and re-write this post, but maybe not. I know that […]

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No longer natural

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I am struggling to understand how something can be wonderful and awful at the same time. Wednesday, for physiotherapy, I finally got to go in the pool. It’s a therapy pool, so small and quite warm, but it is a pool none the less. I have been scheming since I got here to be able […]

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Hands

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I can’t count as high as the number of hands that have helped me since all of this started. The first and most significant are the ones that saved my life. When I arrived here in London at Victoria Hospital my level of response had dropped drastically and the surgeons needed to take fast action. […]

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One Good Thing

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Today was not the best of days. Mostly because it was a bad night, but I don’t want to go into the details of that. I am frustrated, angry and disappointed. My nurse Lisa put a fine point on it this morning. She was astute to recognize that I often wear a brave face around […]

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It’s Not Just Bikes and Cars

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I wish I could say that I was a model citizen when it comes to driving. When I turned 16 and got my 365 my Dad took me to a yet-to-be-built subdivision and said “okay, drive”. So I did, and he taught me to do it safely. But I was not a perfect driver. A […]

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Ready to Go Home

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I am exhausted. What seem like just a few little things, have added up to be a tiring, but accomplished day. Now that I am healed and my brace is off, I am able to do more with my body. It started yesterday in PT. Kristen helped me reach forward while sitting straight-legged on the […]

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How are the Kids?

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How are the Kids?

Yesterday I had a morning visit from my friend Shannon and spent the afternoon with Theo and the kids, and it was great. The kids scootered on the paths out back, we raced (I really thought my wheelchair was faster than it is), we ate from my giant bin of food in the fridge and […]

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