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Life with a Disability

Wheelchair Humour

From Jody: A Little Wheelchair Humor Here’s more: DizAbled Callahan Online Steel Wool Crip Korner Humor

Home Modifications

I now have an officially Wheelchair Accessible House! The ramp to the front door was first. We’ve gutted and remodeled the upstairs bathroom, and Monday, the stairlift (a Bruno Excel, for the detail-minded) was installed. Some useful links: Building an…
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Coefficient of Friction

One of the first things I noticed about using a wheelchair is that Residential Carpet is Evil. Between the cushy cut loop pile and the cushy, luxurious padding, it’s got a murderous coefficient of friction. Who knew I’d need all-terrain…
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Out of the mouths of babes

My daughter just returned from a 5 day high school trip, and was telling us all about it. “Mama, you’ll be both delighted and dismayed about my hotel room,” she started. “Delighted because it was wheelchair accessible – the bathroom…
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Just because you’re paranoid…

I recently read A Disability Paranoia Journal on the BBC’s ouch! website (“chippy” = having a chip on one’s shoulder), in which the author says, “How often do I think about my disability? Every minute of the day, that’s how…
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No Parking

Ever notice that it’s really hard to find handicapped permit parking at retirement homes? Just about every one I’ve been to has “Residents Only” parking up front, visitor parking in back forty, and no handicapped permit parking. A couple of…
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