As a quick note, sled hockey is also known as sledge hockey, para hockey, and para ice hockey. I am incredibly grateful for the amount of accessible sports and recreational options in my area! My physical therapist gave me a ton of information on local resources and in those handouts, the most helpful has been … Continue reading I Tried Sled Hockey!
Back In Business!
Hello and thank you for viewing my blog! I switched to a different set up after my laptop crashed... So I'm still getting used to how to format the posts and upload images and links. Ideally, I hope to redo this site and add some pages so I can organize things better. To write these … Continue reading Back In Business!
20 Lessons From 2019
Seeing as it will soon be 2020, I want to share 20 life lessons I learned in 2019 (complete with pictures!).
Happy Alopecia Awareness Month!
Hello and Happy Alopecia Awareness Month! I’m a bit late to the party on this one, but I had no idea Alopecia had an awareness month! All credit to the original meme creator and to the show/movie the images belong to. Hair loss can be a sensitive topic that is incredibly hard to hide from. … Continue reading Happy Alopecia Awareness Month!
Please, Tell Your Kids About Your MS
My mom was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) roughly a year after I was born. She didn’t necessarily hide it, but I didn’t know about it until I was five or six. To be honest, we don’t remember how the topic came up, but she said I may have asked what her shots were for. … Continue reading Please, Tell Your Kids About Your MS
I Had To Ask A Stranger For Help At The Gas Pump
First, let me start by extending a huge thank you to the woman who offered to pump my gas and try to get me assistance at the pump. As I left the house that day to run errands, I knew I would need to stop and fill my gas tank at some point. There's a … Continue reading I Had To Ask A Stranger For Help At The Gas Pump
I Have To Remind Myself…
I have to remind myself that it's okay to not be okay. I have to remind myself that I'm not stupid when I can't spell simple words or think of the name of an object. I have to remind myself that I am still worthy of love despite being unhappy with the body I have … Continue reading I Have To Remind Myself…
Sometimes Life Gives You Lemonade…
About that time my briefs leaked while on a "date"... Before I get to the juicy bit, let's go back and cover some of this backstory. I'm classified as an incomplete paraplegic. I use a wheelchair and deal with incontinence issues (among other things that come with my conditions) daily. For a few weeks before … Continue reading Sometimes Life Gives You Lemonade…
No Means No!
Ok... So here's the deal: I completely understand wanting to help people and I appreciate that quality in others... But when someone says "no", that means no! With a few of my conditions, moving me when I am not ready for the movement can cause extreme pain and even injury. I'm stubbornly independent and by … Continue reading No Means No!
What Helped Me Gain Confidence As A Deaf Student?
First, I'll give a little background on how I ended up as a cross registered student with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). A few years back I found myself suffering from back to back ear infections, pain, vertigo and decreased hearing ability. Multiple tests were done … Continue reading What Helped Me Gain Confidence As A Deaf Student?