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How to Find Peace in the Storm

Table of Contents Looking for peace in the storm?So, how do you find peace when the storm hits? Looking for peace in the storm? “We’re gonna die!” you hear your friend scream above the loud crash of a wave as it slams into the side of your fishing boat. The small craft groans and creaks […]

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Learn How to Ask for Help

Should a full-time sole caregiver ever ask for help?  The answer to that question is 100% yes. So much yes! I can’t really express enough how important it is to ask for help.  Asking for help when you are the sole caregiver for someone is one of the best ways to preserve your sanity. When […]

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Overcoming Hopelessness after Spinal Cord Injury

A consistent struggle for me since my injury on November 26, 2011, has been feelings of hopelessness. In talking with others who are paralysis survivors I think this is very common. The lack of independence and dignity that goes along with paralysis can be overwhelming and lead to these feelings of hopelessness. But I realized […]

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How to successfully travel with a person who is living with paralysis.

Travel is something that many of us enjoyed before paralysis became part of our lives.  I am excited to share with you that travel is still possible even after paralysis. I don’t want to sugarcoat the truth, the first time you travel after an injury/illness that results in paralysis you will absolutely have challenges. It […]

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The Effects of Paralysis After a Stroke

Table of Contents Some effects of Paralysis after a strokeCommon Types of Post-Stroke ParalysisThe Financial Effects of ParalysisLifestyle Effects of ParalysisPrognosis for Stroke SurvivorsThe Importance of Rehabilitation for Stroke PatientsHope for Survivors of Stroke Living with Paralysis Some effects of Paralysis after a stroke If you are suffering from post-stroke paralysis, you are not in […]

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Why Does God Heal Some and Not Others?

  Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home! And immediately, as everyone watched, the man jumped up, picked up his mat, and went home praising God. (Luke 5:24-25) One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying […]

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Why Routines Are Important

Since my husband’s injury in 2011, one of the ways we have been able to thrive is by establishing and keeping routines.  It is amazing to me how important daily routines are when caring for someone with a spinal cord injury. You are dealing with a body that has lost much of its ability to […]

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Finding Hope and a New Work to Do After Paralysis

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” -Martin Luther King   I love this quote by Martin Luther King and I have found to be so absolutely true in my life. After a spinal cord […]

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Why Spouse’s Need “Me Time”

Me Time for spouses One of the most common things I hear from fellow spouses who are also caregivers in the paralysis world is they just can’t find any time for themselves.  They all seem to love the idea of “me time” but feel the reality of it is just not possible. I would like […]

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The Effect of Paralysis on Multiple Sclerosis Sufferers

The good news is that multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence. The bad news is that, as the disease progresses, it can gradually affect your quality of life. We’re going to take a closer look at just one of the many debilitating symptoms of MS that crops up as the disease progresses. We will […]

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