I was raised with a great philosophy from my dad where he said “Trust, but verify.” This pretty much holds true with everything in my life today. Sadly, there are so many caregivers out there who are just doing this for a job and don’t have that kind heart to help you live a happy life.
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Others in our community have chimed in to give their “best practices” on staying positive even in the most daunting, frustrating and painful times. We hope you find these beneficial and while some may seem easy to say, it is all about having the information, and then utilizing it in our daily lives….and repeating until it becomes a habit.
The list of techniques to change your outlook from a negative to a positive one are endless, but if you are unaware that you are caught in a negativity trap it can be hard to change your behavior. This can then lead to chronic inflammation, which with spinal cord injury we deal with more than most, and keep you sick or get you sick.
I called to break up with him and he would not let me. He couldn’t understand why on earth a surgery would deter him from dating me. I thought he was an alien … I couldn’t understand why he would want to hang around with someone in my situation. He told me he wanted to get to know me the old-fashioned way by talking. I literally could not believe my ears … Did they even make men like that anymore? Was he from another planet? Maybe he was on drugs? I simply couldn’t figure it out. I had always been with the wrong kind of guy my entire life, so clearly I was not accustomed to a gentleman.
I am often asked when did I get to where I am with respect to acceptance of the accident or how do I constantly manage to make light of challenging situations with dark humor even when things are constantly thrown my way as anyone who is disabled can relate to?
It started with one woman with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) sharing her online dating stories, which inspired another to try an experiment. Then a man wanted in on the action. Together three lives intersected in a circle of friendship and support.
Many of you have read my dating profile from my first column, and to my pleasant surprise, I received quite a lot of responses. I then started panicking because I realized I would actually have to meet these guys and probably get naked with them eventually.This leads me to how I gained my sexuality back … The Answer?
Profile #5 Online Dating: Woman with Disabilities Share Their Road Back to Love, Lust and Empowerment
The “Quirky Quad” shares her Online Dating Profile in the hope that it will inspire, make you laugh and gain insight into how one can be open and honest about their disability and capabilities in writing a “About Me” section.
Ali Ingersoll is a delightful and beautiful young woman who is famous for her China Quad Diaries where she documented her fascinating trek to China for spinal surgery that would not be attempted in the United States.