Tips For the Newly Disabled

08 Aug



I was paralyzed from the waist down for several years in my thirties. The ten tips below came from my own hard, slow work to regain my mobility, and the common experiences of many disabled clients in similar situations. They will help you understand what might be happening in your mind, body and social life, moving you along the road to living normally with your disability as soon as possible.When a person is newly disabled by accident, illness or genetics, a host of physical, emotional and social changes present themselves. Most of these changes are things no one can truly prepare for. There are suddenly no usual routines, no guidelines in how to proceed with success.Newly disabled people can feel frightened, abandoned and without direction as pain and loss often dominate their recovery. These feelings can derail further growth and progress into a new, functional and successful life.It is my hope that the following tips will help you see your justifiable feelings, new experiences and the situations that can arise from sudden disability don’t have to be the end of the world. From unable to do all the things you could before your disability, see yourself Differently Able to do whatever you can Dream.


via Tips For the Newly Disabled | Disabilities and Aging.


Posted by on August 8, 2013 in Disability


Tags: , , , , ,

2 responses to “Tips For the Newly Disabled

  1. marcy westerling

    August 10, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Thank you for doing this! I have been pondering the barriers of the disabled a bit more of late. I am an ‘able-bodied’ disabled by having a stage iv cancer diagnosis. We are encouraged, I think, to see ourselves as different, better perhaps. It is a very false divide that limits our collective voice. Anyway, I appreciate your efforts.
    warmly, marcy

    • Roly

      August 11, 2013 at 8:59 am

      Keep fighting 🙂


Let me know you were here... leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


My ramblings of a mad world we live in. And some other helpfull topics will be added from time to time.

Gingers, Poetry, Nonsense, Red Hair, Hope, Sausages

Unbagging the Cats

Myositis is a neuro muscular disorder

Get it. Write.

Your purpose in life is to find the purpose of life.

Lynette Noni

Embrace The Wonder


Poems and Ponderings by Jake

Desire Says ...


AllThingsBoys Blog

Humor in the Humorless


You - philosophical, thoughtful, witty. Me - still thinks fart jokes are funny. We should DEFINITELY get together!


I write, I read . . . and I eat chocolate - probably more than I should . . . the chocolate that is


Pondering lifes blessings one memory at a time

Menimèse Creare

Days of Yore & More


Crazy is relative. Just ask my relatives. And music!

renxkyoko's space

Just another site

Pushing on a Rope

Working my way through midlife, one laugh at a time

The Chatter Blog

Living: All Day Every Day: Then Chattering About It


A frustrated writer, who is her own worst enemy

Gobetween Flames site about my life and interests.

%d bloggers like this: