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Posts Tagged ‘Little Person’

Why Blog?

Why blog? For me, the simple answer is blogging is my therapy. Blogging gives me something to do. #Blogging helps me express my thoughts and feelings without being judged; without the risk of upsetting anyone or bringing someone down because of how I’m feeling. I can let loose in cyber space and be free.

As a #little_person and unable to reach most everything and being confined to this #wheelchair 👩‍🦽, leaves me alone with my thoughts 💭 more often than not.

Sometimes my thoughts are so random, so angry, so sad, so mad, so discouraged that blogging can sometimes help me sort it out or at the very least express it, get it out of my head. Blogging can sometimes serve as a form of self medication.

After having doctors 👩‍⚕️, lawyers 👩‍⚖️, various manufacturers and other little people all tell me there are no other little people in my circumstances (paralyzed) and therefore there is little to no equipment or ideas on how to continue to live an independent life.

While I never felt #disabled or #handicapped prior to that fateful day in June 2016 when surgery gone wrong left me #paralyzed, I’ve since found myself searching for ideas and/or suggestions on how to do things, how to navigate life from other little people that may also be in a wheelchair. To my surprise, I wasn’t able to find many people in my situation. With that I started blogging about my thoughts, feelings, needs, etc., in the hopes that maybe someday someone will find this blog and maybe be able to relate to my life as it is now and not feel as alone as I so often do now.

As always, I wish you days filled with WONDER – take a minute to WONDER what it is that made you smile today! 😊

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How To Be Helpful & Involved . . . When You Physically Can’t

I’m going to start by saying “I know I’m not the only person in this situation.” I’m sure everyone & anyone that has physical limitations at some point can relate to not being able to be helpful and/or be physically involved in something. Whether it’s age, illness, temporary injury or, in my case, Continue Reading Here

Do I Dare. . .

My mind is racing in a million different directions…..where do I start. As you know by now, I’m a #little_person or #person_of_short_stature (a.k.a. #dwarf). What you need to understand is that back in 1960/1961 very little was known about #dwarfism and as a result I have never had any “specialized” care or “specialized” doctors, etc. Continue Reading Here

I Miss “US”

It’s been a difficult week for US.  It’s #Valentine’s Day 💕week yet we have struggled every night. 

I miss US!  I hate 😡 what #paralysis has done to US.  I miss those special gestures we use to do.  Read the rest of this entry »

When Enough Has To Be Enough

Here I sit, 3.5 years after that fateful day in 2016, saying it out loud. . .

STOP
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

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The Best & Worst Decade of My Life. . .

I know I’m late, but Happy New Year! 🥳 January 2020, the 1st month of the year, the 1st month of a new decade yet as 2019 came to a close and 2020 was about to begin, I realized the best & worst decade of my life was coming to an end. I’m not sure how I feel. Continue Reading Here

What Do You See When You Look At Me?

I’ve been trying to figure out how to write what I’ve been thinking/feeling about a situation I was in last week which made me wonder, what do people think when they see me. I apologize upfront if this post is a bit scattered or is too lengthy. Continue Reading Here

In Honor Of Our First Year of #Living_This_Paralyzed_Life of “Wonders” Part 1 = Q4 2018

Okay so we know it’s been 3+ years now since that fateful day in June 2016 when hip surgery went wrong and left me #paralyzed from the waist down, but it’s been almost 1 year since I started blogging again. I thought I’d recap and summarize my year of blogging about #LivingThisParalyzedLife, some good, some bad, some happy, and oh yes, some sad, but all the while a real life learning adventure. Continue Reading Here

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