Category Archives: Wheelchair

A Lesson in “Parking”

No worries. The content of this post will be rated “G” and family friendly. A few years ago, after numerous long discussions with Lee, my wheelchair guy, and a whole lot of soul-searching, I decided to make the switch from … Continue reading

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“Pop Quizzes”

On this blog, I have always tried to be pretty transparent about the fact that I have a psychiatric diagnosis as well as my physical one. And in the same way that my cerebral palsy affects me in a million … Continue reading

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Not Even A Prayer

Since it hadn’t happened in a very long time, the whole thing shook me to my core. Last Saturday I went to the Women’s March in Topeka. Andrea, a close friend of mine asked me to accompany her, kind of … Continue reading

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That Settles It

It was a pretty weird thing to forget, especially since I had checked my packing list no less than a gazillion times. On a road trip last spring break, I realized about five hours away from home that I had … Continue reading

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How Medicare Cuts Might Affect Me

When I started this blog, I was pretty sure that I simply wanted to write about my life experience and how my disability affects me. Although I love advocacy efforts that increase the quality of life for people with disabilities, … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Just Have to Laugh!

“Danielle Perez, Come.   On.  Down! You are the next contestant on the Price is Right.” It is the phrase that everyone in the studio yearns to hear, and Ms. Perez was no different.  When her bid on an item was … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Potential Caregivers

Dear potential caregiver, So you want to work for me? I think that is fabulous! I want this experience to be enjoyable and positive for everyone, so I thought it might be best to clarify a few things from the … Continue reading

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