Geek on Wheels

Random rolling ruminations

Triumphs and traumas – 5 years ago, a life on wheels began

I knew this anniversary was coming up, but it wasn’t until Facebook posted one of those “here’s a memory from 5 years” ago tricks that I finally narrowed down the exact date. The exact date where I could say my life on wheels went from being about recovery and moved into┬árelearning how to live my life. June 8, 2011. It’s hard enough for me to believe it’s been 5 years,.. Read More

What does paralysis “feel” like?

As a kid, I can recall being very proud of a silly feat I could accomplish. I was really, really good at picking up objects with my feet…or my toes more like it. No, I couldn’t resist the cheap pun. I would spend hours picking up pencils and crayons with my toes, even attempting to write on paper and colouring books from my toe skills. I might have even been.. Read More

Dumbest Medical Question Yet!

I can’t say dumbest EVER! because I am sure some facility somewhere, sometime will top it. This one has just been grating on me a while so…here goes… I love Lyndhurst. I really do. I wish we had found them for my rehab after my 2011 surgery. Maybe things would have been a bit easier with all the resources we’ve had available to use from them since then. They’ve been.. Read More

So what does being a T9 really mean?

Happy New Year one and all, as I start 2015 (the Future!) off right with a post that has waited in my wings for a while. It isn’t a resolution, just a promise to myself to truly, finally get back to some writing…so…I thought let’s start here. With another of the questions I get so often. What the hell is a spinal cord injury at the T9 anyway? (well, let’s.. Read More