Hi again. Anyone out there? It's been a while. I've started so many posts with that line that at this point it sounds a little gimmicky. I promise it's not. I simply like to acknowledge when I've disappeared for a while, through no fault of my own. I'll admit, normally not writing puts me in… Continue reading Just The First Step, Not the Whole Staircase
I remembered a little story about personal training that I want to share with everyone. It was the end of a session with T. As always, we finished up in the stretching area, stretching my hamstrings and quads. I noticed another woman staring. I’m no stranger to others staring at me, my gait, my crutches...whatever.… Continue reading Gym –– Better Than Tv
Me laying and resting on a colorful blue, white, red, and yellow hammock in El Combate, Puerto Rico I want to talk about rest. Why? Because it's not talked about enough. I mean, I definitely don't talk about it enough. My whole life I was basically drilled to be productive. Possibly because of the example… Continue reading Relax. Rest. Repeat.
Maldives, South Asia, 2020 - An empty Maldivian Resort gym Source: Gym Stock photos by Vecteezy As a semi-companion to my last post, I thought I'd give an update on my personal training. A glance inside, if you will. You all know by now that training is key to my recovery from SDR surgery, right?… Continue reading A Brief Glance Inside
So, my first post on this topic was written all the way back in March of 2020, a year ago. Things have changed quite a bit since then. Here's how. In those days, I'd just had SDR. I went to physical therapy four times a week, Monday thru Thursday. It was hard but necessary work.… Continue reading Being Physically Disabled During A Pandemic, Part II
The COVID-19 pandemic has now invaded pretty much all aspects of our daily lives. It's on everybody's mind, on all TV sets turned to the news channel. Society is afraid and the media breeds on fear. I'm willing to bet that disabled folks out there are afraid, too. Disabled lives are just as valuable as… Continue reading Being Physically Disabled During a Pandemic
Proper gynecological care for women with physical disabilities is a must; a necessity. Oftentimes, we are overlooked because of the misconception that we are not, and will never be, sexually active. We are so frequently viewed as medical objects that we are disassociated–we sometimes even do it to ourselves–from the reality that we are in… Continue reading My First Ever Visit to the Gynecologist