Date: December2016

Words by Julie - Living Life With Paralysis

There is no smoking gun

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There is no smoking gun

Knowledge is power. Or so they say. For me knowledge always comes with more questions. Well yesterday came with some answers, but even the doctors who know best do not know all. My trip to my physiatrist was productive, helped me understand some things about pain and UTIs, and it was nice to hear that […]

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A stocking stuffer for safer cycling

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A stocking stuffer for safer cycling

This is my favourite picture from Greg’s Ride. You can almost see my whole family as we were setting off on this sunny fall day. Greg’s Ride is the major fundraising event that Share the Road puts on each year. The whole purpose of Share the Road is advocacy. Making governments (Provincial and Municipal) sit […]

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Not fit for human consumption

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Not fit for human consumption

Sometimes, if I sit for long enough in my la-z-boy watching netflix, I can forget about my paralysis. Almost. Until I have to get up. I put down the foot rest and upright my chair. Then I wait for the spastisity to relax. [It’s gotten a bit better because I am back on the meds […]

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How would you rate your pain?

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How would you rate your pain?

“On a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate your pain?” Have you ever been asked this question before? I can not count the number of times I have been asked this question is the last 16 months. And who can answer it accurately anyway? Is that even possible? It depends; are you […]

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