Date: August2016

Words by Julie - Living Life With Paralysis

A lifeline interrup

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A lifeline interrup

Even though today started with me feeling a bit better than the day before, it didn’t start great. A month ago Ella called the vet to book an appointment for her kittens to “get fixed”. Today was that day and it was left to me to get them there. Everyone else had more important thing […]

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Bitter sweet

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Bitter sweet

I have wanted to sit down and write for a few days now, but never have had the right time. I have to admit, I’ve been suffering from Olympic fever these past two weeks. Now they are done and I’ll have two weeks to kill until the real events in Rio begin. I met a […]

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Priceless

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Priceless

Today, being Monday, I was back to physio with Bill and Mark. I was working on some core stuff that I was not able to do six or so weeks ago. I can now hold the bar out in front and lift it up and down. I was throwing the four pound medicine ball, sitting […]

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New Shoes

New Shoes

It’s a small world. Today I ran into someone that I have coached  beside for the past six years. She didn’t recognize me, which was not surprising because we often have a lot of layers on at those races, especially on our heads. I told her that the other reason why she did not recognize […]

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My full time job

My full time job

Teachers always tell their students that if they have a question there will be others with the same question. Maybe that applies here? In fact, I am sure it does because as September looms and the back to school ads are taunting the poor children, people are asking: “Are YOU going back to school?” I […]

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#outofmychair

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#outofmychair

I started using #outofmychair this week. I have only just started using instagram and I get to twitter occasionally, but it just struck me that I should do this. I am not trying to boast about what I am doing, but I want people to see the kinds of things you can do with some […]

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Wetsuit for sale

Wetsuit for sale

I remember the advice a friend gave me a while back; that during the first year (post collision) there would be a lot of firsts and many of them would be hard to get through. I came to this holiday with that in mind.One of those firsts that I had been thinking about for a […]

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Deck Shower

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Deck Shower

Yesterday I tried out the “cottage gift” that Theo bought for me. A battery powered shower! Theo and the kids can scrub down in the lake – I don’t get in the water as easily as jumping off the dock – so I get to have a shower. The grey seat you see in the […]

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Anniversary of being alive

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Anniversary of being alive

We have just returned home from a week away. A week that just happened to coincide with the anniversary of my collision. It’s not really something to celebrate, is it? Of course not, but it just so happened that there was no lacrosse, soccer, or camp and the cottage we wanted was available. Besides, I […]

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