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Life with a Disability

Fear and Loathing at Target

I’m at Target with two of my children, and it’s kind of crowded, long lines at the registers. I pick a line, I make eye contact with the woman at the end, and say, “I’m behind you.” She smiles, nods….
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Access to old buildings

As a corollary to my posting about the Academy of Ancient Music concert, I’ll give Macky Auditorium at CU Boulder kudos for their accomodations for wheelchair using patrons. Macky was originally built in 1914. Parking is extremely limited. The site…
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Being Julie Andrews

or, trying to be normal. Tuesday I had choir rehearsal at 6:30, so I just went straight from work. My leg was so spastic it was getting painful to sit up, so I laid down on one of the benches…
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Falling

One of the bizarre things about MS is the variability. Some mornings I wake up, push the covers off, scoot over to the side of the bed, pop into the wheelchair (no problem!) and head off to the bathroom. Some…
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Walking on my Hands

My shoulders hurt. And my arms and hands are numb and tingly. My wrists hurt, too. This is Not a Good Thing. As a wheelchair user, I am essentially walking on my shoulders and arms. I use my shoulders to…
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MS Websites

In response to a recent post on Wheelchairjunkie I’ve been doing some surfing looking for good MS info, which I haven’t done in quite a while. I’ve revisited some good websites and found some great new ones: Multiple Sclerosis Sucks…
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