Date: June2017

Words by Julie - Living Life With Paralysis

Addiction takes all forms

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Addiction takes all forms

First physical activity I have done since Wednesday. Also, first time with my new poles. Today is day five of a change in medication. I was feeling at the top of my game, so I decided now was a good time to see about reducing the amount of drugs I am taking. Of course, right? […]

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On loathing thyself

On loathing thyself

This one was taken by a photographer hired by London Health Science Centre’s Inside Magazine. This is not the first time, nor will it be the last, that I talk about my body. Specific parts that do not look or behave as they used to. It’s was yesterday’s topic of discussion at my therapy session. […]

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You must crawl before you walk

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You must crawl before you walk

Have a good look at this photo. This is Erin Yungblut – from 2011. At this time she was skiing for Madill, racing the final leg of the senior girls relay. What a race it was – maybe you can tell from my reaction? I was pretty excited – that’s me with my arms in […]

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The last frontier

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The last frontier

Skin. It is the largest organ of the human body. Maybe you didn’t think of it as an organ? It’s actually more like a system, but let’s not get too complicated. Multiple types of tissues working together; nerve cells sending and receiving messages, glands secreting sweat and circulating blood to regulate temperature and water levels, […]

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