Life Advice no matter your situation

A thought provoking article I read today in The Irish Times entitled “Society thinks disabled people are not humans with rights but problems to be solved’ really hit a cord with me and made me remember how I felt about myself for a long time after enduring my spinal cord injury.
I felt “worthless, that I’m a burden, that I’m never going to succeed in any way, that no one could ever find me attractive” but only after “challenging these thoughts actively, and trying to improve my relation with myself” and with alittle help from my friends and family along the way that I learned to take pride in myself and my achievements.
This made me think about something I said in a midland radio  interview (full link found under media section of over a year ago and I think its relevant to us all at some stage in our life’s journey
Link to Irish Times article below:


I am a C6 spinal cord injured lady three years post injury and I am living alone, working and doing day to day tasks with minimal assistance. This site is to offer friendly advice and support to newly injured spinal cord people and their families. From issues of exercise, transferring, personal grooming, clothes etc and showing ways of relearning day to day tasks we took for granted in the past. I will also provide links to products and services that I have found useful to my progress. Spinal cord injuries are so unique to each individual so remember what works for one person may not work for someone else but feel free to comment if you know about something that may have helped you in regaining some of your independence. Currently, I am a Masters in Research NUIG Graduate tutoring Health Science and Physiology students. Research area is Neuroscience. I also hold a first class honours degree in Physiology from NUIG with twelve years experience in quality standard adherence, GMP and GLP and two years experience working in a global healthcare organization. I have a problem solving mind focused on quality with proven team working skills. Please note: I am not a medic and you should always consult your GP or consultant first before trying anything suggested on this website. All SCI's are different and what works for me may not necessarily work for everyone, depending on different health issues.

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