Author The Rollin RN, Patty Kunze, RNC, BSN

Patty has been a Nurse for 31 years, since 1983. She actually worked for two years prior to her spinal cord injury (SCI) in the SCI Unit at the Veterans Hospita,l working with new injuries. She then transferred to neonatal intensive care and ultimately to education of students in nursing. Patty, The Rolling RN, Is A Regular Contributor To PUSHLiving

Health Model Ronald Dixon

The Rollin RN Discusses Movember – a Tribute to MEN

In the past, my articles have routinely been for women, but today it’s for men, especially since it is No Shave November. The discussion for today looks at the world of men, their levels of injury, and sexuality following a spinal cord injury.


Reviewing A.D.… more time.

Today the Rollin RN is tackling AUTONOMIC DYSREFLEXIA and if you already know about it, then it’s time for a review! It’s one of those focuses that always should to be in the forefront of any spinal cords injury topics but I haven’t seen an article lately, so here is mine. When I taught nursing students, I preferred to train from experience and this article is no different.

Health Woman in wheelchair sits in dark room looking out door to outside courtyard


Moving into this new existence took time, plenty of patience, and LOTS of understanding, tears, anger, and sadness. Transitioning into a life of being differently- abled isn’t effortless; it takes time and labor to evolve in a comfortable pathway for all involved. But it does happen if, and only if, you allow it to.

Health Patty and her family (husband and two older sons)

The ROLLIN RN Tackles Depression: Its Effects on our Family Members

I could move my head, my arms worked, my fingers stirred, I could sense my legs when I physically palpated them but I was unable to move my toes ….nope, nothing. OK, so I may be a paraplegic. My mind-set then was, “There are worse things in life than not being able to walk.” It was at that exact moment I had to choose my reaction to my disability. I could see the hurt and the anger on my husband’s face. All of our future plans were now dissolving at that exact moment.

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