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Monthly Archives: January 2004

My Personal Thoughts on Sex and Dating

At the age of twenty when I first had my injury, like most men I was very concerned about my sex life. I had been dating someone for a couple of years and it...

When spinal cord injury affects the bowel

Neurogenic bowel is a frequent problem for patients with spinal cord injury. With planning and care, however, you can help them regain control over their bowel function. Here's how. Damage to the spinal cord leaves...

A kiss to remember

If you’re the least bit modest, then a short hospital stay will send you over the edge unless of course you’ve crossed that line already. Draped in not much more than a smile and...

Spinal Cord Regeneration

For successful Regeneration to occur following spinal cord injury, several things must happen. First, damaged nerve cells and supporting cells must survive or be replaced, despite the acute effects of trauma and the conspiracy...

Just cut em’ off

People can be very friendly and offer great advice. More so than you’d ever imagine if you would only open yourself up a little to receive. For instance, a gentleman who had lost his...

Trying to get a date

Asking someone out isn't easy if you're in a wheelchair or not. For most people, this can be a pretty awkward deal. I've wrestled with the thought that someone might just say "yes" to...

Comercial Flying

When I was working for NationsBank in Greensboro, NC, I had to travel between Columbia, SC and Dallas, TX quite often. OK. Three or four times a year. One time coming home, the airline...

ADA Information Line

The U.S. Department of Justice provides information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through a toll-free ADA Information Line. This service permits businesses, State and local governments, or others to call and ask...

The best move of my life

I finished college in May of 1990 just three years after my injury. That summer was spent trying to figure out what I was going to do. I knew I had the skills to...

Grace

Gracefulness or lack there of is not limited to the general population. There was a joke I heard long before I was in wheelchair that went, Hire the handicapped, they’re fun to watch. Cruel?...