Date: October2016

Words by Julie - Living Life With Paralysis

Trials and tribulations

Trials and tribulations

I am tired. So tired in fact that I don’t even think that that a piece of dark chocolate will help. It is Thursday and therefore a Parkwood day. I walked a couple of kilometers on the Lokomat and biked ten miles on the FES. A good workout by any standards. The best part of […]

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Thankful

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Thankful

This is a guest post from my friend Selena Hazlitt. Selena was the glue behind the communications and the fundraising after my collision. I am thankful to her for all of that and her love. This October, a memory was made that I will hold onto forever.  Something I never want to let go of, […]

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Dresses for sale

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Dresses for sale

With some help I have been doing some sorting. This is the result: 11 empty bins! Now, to be fair, some of the contents of these bins are still in the house like outdoor winter clothes and some pants I found for Oliver to wear this year…but a lot of stuff is gone. We have […]

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Another 2000 steps

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Another 2000 steps

Frankly, I am getting quite tired of driving to London every week. Not that I am actually driving, I have friends help me with that, but it makes for a very long day and we can’t seem to find a route that has no construction. On the way down today we made good time (only […]

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Flip it

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Flip it

Here is something I am trying. When something is presented in a negative way, flip it. Make it positive. Draw it out so that whatever is being said changes from bad to good or from a put down to a lift up. Every so often I run into someone that I have not seen for […]

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Change happens

Change happens

Taken by the photographer at Greg’s ride. This is how fast I am. So fast you can hardly see me – so fast that you can not see Theo pushing me from behind… The County of Huron has developed a strategy intended to improve cycling safety and enjoyment. This is the draft plan that is, in […]

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Hello October

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Hello October

I have been told by someone else who writes that I should not wait for inspiration, that I should just write. Easier said than done, but I am going to try. Today I feel the best that I have in a long time. Like a month. September was not good. Today though, the sun, the […]

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On the road again

On the road again

It seemed like a natural thing to happen at the time, even though I don’t really know how it did. Right after I was hit, my family and friends started to talk about Share the Road. It made sense to me, too, so I started talking about it too. How cyclists (and other non motorized […]

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