I Am In a Wheelchair

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 463 People

    So this week I had an unfortunate complication

    with my kidney and had to get rushed into emergency surgery. So far none of my friends have checked on me. I mean yeah it was a quick procedure but still very painful and I'm home now. I'm in bed rest and very ill from what happened. But no one has come to see me or ask if I am...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 30

    I am a girl in a wheel chair looking

    for new friends . I am 25. Live in Ca. Please , I only want to be friends nothing crazy. I like rock music, going to Disneyland, and I'm very close to my family. I'm very shy.
    Rockwheelchair25 Rockwheelchair25
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jan 27, 2015

    Hey I'm Raymond I'm in a wheelchair I'm

    paralyzed from the waist down when I was ten months old I fell out of my crib and broke my spine I'm very independent you can ask me anything I'm very open and honest
    Iceraymond Iceraymond
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 30, 2014

    What do you guys use.

    Diapers or catheters?
    Incontinentanddisabled Incontinentanddisabled
    26-30, F
    10 Responses Sep 30, 2015

    In my last post I explained about my boyfriend

    of six months breaking up with me after I learned he cheated on me with someone "normal." Well, I go on Facebook and see my ex boyfriend making fun of me. He posted a photo of a girl in a wheelchair who had obvious mental disabilities. He wrote my name on the photo and tagged my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 29

    I've been in a chair

    since the age of 17. I'm also very independent and live alone. Still amazes me how people can still be idiots. Just because I'm in a chair doesn't mean that I have a contagious disease and I can hear and see just fine. I don't like people feeling sorry for me. All I ask is to be...
    karinawheels karinawheels
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 17, 2014

    Perfect Legs?

    After I accepted that I was paralyzed I was prepared for much,- but not this. Some time now into the rest of my life, I have realized that my legs are perfect. Perfectly smooth, perfectly soft. All the bumps and scratches and bruises that normal functional legs get are gone...
    Martha1982 Martha1982
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 13, 2011

    I am disabled and took to a wheelchair years

    ago. The thing that annoys me is some people think I am stupid when I possibly may be more intelligent than they are.
    comfi comfi
    56-60, M
    5 Responses Jul 23, 2015

    hello i have a question.

    I'm new to being in a wheelchair. how do you deal with incontinence?
    Incontinentanddisabled Incontinentanddisabled
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Mar 1, 2015

    Hey im Raymond im in a wheelchair

    when I was ten months old I fell out of my crib and I broke my spine so im paralyzed from the waist down im very independent you can ask me anything
    Kingraymond38 Kingraymond38
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 15, 2015

    In my world I'm around walking people there not

    accepting and there rude as hell but on this site I feel like I can make really good friends who won't judge me I'm so sick of sitting alone at school I wish my school and only kids in wheelchairs maybe then I won't feel like a outcast in this experience I feel normal I feel...
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 23, 2015

    Hey Everyone how are you all today?

    I'm in a wheelchair since A baby I have cerebral palsy but that does not stop me from doing what I want in life an to follow my hopes and dreams .......however hard life gets never give up it gets better I promise
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Aug 10, 2015

    I'm Isabella, Bella for short.

    I'm C2-4 quad from an auto accident 10 years ago. I also have a tracheostomy and sleep hooked up to a ventilator
    BellaR28 BellaR28
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 13, 2015

    One more thing! I had a job set

    for me as a student worker at the college in my town. But since last month I was rushed into emergency surgery due to kidney complications, they don't want to hire me in case I have another emergency and can't make it to work. I feel like its disability discrimination but I'm...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 17

    Still The Same Person

    i have been in a wheel chair sence 2002. i,m 65 and single. i can stand up and take enough baby step,s to get in a car and i can drive. but i can,t go in most places with out someone to push me in a wheel chair.i,m lonely and would like to talk to people in the same boat.my so...
    lanabal lanabal
    61-65
    28 Responses Oct 26, 2012

    I can't walk long distances.

    . My legs get weak and I fall :/ but around the house I can walk and feel normal
    BlueCandyDish BlueCandyDish
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2015

    Yeah I am in a wheelchair.

    I have been in one since I was 2 years old. So my question is to the world, why do you have a problem with it when I don't have a problem with it. I'm the one in the chair not you. This is a leggers world, not a world made for a guy with who needs wheels to get around. So...
    gamerboy2001 gamerboy2001
    13-15, M
    5 Responses Dec 2, 2014

    I'm in a wheelchair but people in wheelchairs

    are just the same as everyone why do people judge just because we cant do things some things doesn't we should be treated differently i always feel like people are judging me just because I'm different
    gurkiran gurkiran
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 26, 2014
    Incontinentanddisabled Incontinentanddisabled
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Apr 5, 2015

    I'm in a wheelchair I'm paralyzed from the

    waist down when I was ten months old I fell out of my crib and broke my spine I don't want you feeling bad for me I'm very positive and happy the way I am I'm very independent and if you have any questions message me
    Iceblue99 Iceblue99
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jun 6, 2014

    A Part of Me - Not All of Me

    I use a manual wheelchair every day, always have, always will. I see it as a part of who I am but only a part, it doesn't define who I am. Being an optimist I see the situation in terms of things like hey at least I don't get tired from standing up all day, I get to use special...
    atomicide atomicide
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Nov 5, 2007

    I'm up for making friends message me

    if you'd like just not creepy **** lol
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2015

    GREAT CHAIR RECOMMENDATION Even

    though I am walking a little a little with braces and crutches, I finally accepted a few months ago that I would always need a chair for most things. I am very small and petite, so the chair I used was never quite right. I ordered a completely custom made chair from https...
    Martha1982 Martha1982
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jan 20, 2015

    Hey I'm holly I'm 17

    and in a wheelchair I'm not paralyzed when I was 6 months old I got ill and it turned it's something way worse then they thought still to this day the doctors can't figure out what happened but anyway they didn't catch it in time the damage was already done thus said I was gonna...
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 19, 2015

    I personal am not in a wheelchair

    but my older brother is and it kills me to see how sad he is all he wants is a girl not to look at him as if he is different but to love him and view him as an equal I would really like to find him a girl to talk to message me if interested must be 18 or older he is 35
    Kpee1997 Kpee1997
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 10

    I am in a wheelchair ad need some advice.

    How does one control genital sweating? I also find sitting in a wheelchair uncomfortable an am wondering if there are any good reasonably priced cushions out there?
    314weirfield 314weirfield
    70+, M
    1 Response Jul 26, 2015

    Hey ya'll I'm a design student at Michigan,

    I posted in here back in September to hear about everyones experiences with wheelchairs. Since then I've been able to put a really solid design team together to develop a startup called ADAPT. Long story short I wanted to thank ya'll for sharing your stories with me, they've...
    skrandall skrandall
    22-25, F
    Mar 26, 2015

    I just really want to be happy.

    I used to be really so happy. I have fallen into a really deep hole and I can't stop feeling sad. How do you guys cope? I don't feel sorry for myself being in a wheelchair but I'm just sad about things I know I can't change. Anyone else feel like that??
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 30
    Hotelimpossiblefan Hotelimpossiblefan
    26-30, M
    Jun 19, 2015

    I Got Wheels. No Big Deal.

    Yes. I'm in a wheelchair. I'm "crippled". But you wanna know something completely crazy? I've had a boyfriend. I've had my first kiss. I have plenty of friends who love me for who I am. I swim and I hike and I play basketball and I walk my dog. I laugh, I cry, I smile, I get...
    GeorgiaSunshine GeorgiaSunshine
    13-15, F
    7 Responses Nov 28, 2012

    Hey guys..im having a blog called

    disabilityisnotinability1.blogspot.com...this blogspot is to share you guys to share your stories there. So it can help others who are newly experiencing this kind situation. I have attached my email in that blog so please do share your stories to me. I will post there.Even you...
    dev96 dev96
    26-30, M
    Mar 28

    I'm in a wheelchair when I was ten months old I

    fell out of my crib an broke my spine so I'm paralyzed from the waist down I'm very positive an independent I don't let my disability get in my way
    Icerayray9 Icerayray9
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 30, 2014

    If it rushed to the ER karst night 'm doing a

    little better I just got home just scared it's gonna happen again it sounds like a seizer but I don't know My uncle found me on time cause he normally says goodbye when he goes home and I wasn't responding I was gargling cause I was getting chocked on my spit and everyone was...
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 24, 2015

    Am I the only one being ignored at school

    or they act like your an embarrassment they only talk to you when no one is around yeah I feel so wanted
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 10, 2015

    Been in a chair since 2006

    when I was in an auto accident. I'm a T9 (complete) para. I'm used to it but definitely have my bad days.
    karinawheels karinawheels
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 21, 2014

    Hi I'm Raymond I'm in a wheelchair I'm

    paralyzed from the waist down I'm very independent and you can ask me anything I don't want you to feel bad for me I'm happy with the way I am
    Usarayray Usarayray
    22-25, M
    May 12, 2014

    I'm 18 years old. I've been in a wheelchair all

    my life because I have one leg. That's the only thing wrong with me and people look down on me as if I'm an alien lol. I'm having a hard time at the moment. I don't have friends and my boyfriend just broke up with me, I found out he was cheating on me with someone who's "normal...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Mar 28
    quincent quincent
    31-35, M
    Aug 26, 2015

    Hi I'm Chris. 29 years old.

    From Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England. Looking for friends, maybe more.
    Christuner666 Christuner666
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 8
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 22, 2015

    I've just started out in my wheelchair about a

    couple of months ago after I woke up in the to go to school and found out that I could no longer feel nor move my legs. My mom took me to the doctors who told us that I was permanently paralyzed . It's all still knew to me the stairs I get from people whenever I go out. But I...
    bellablue19 bellablue19
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 16, 2014

    (serious post) This is my first one,

    and I have to say. It is a very boring experience. Whenever someone looks at me in public due to me being in a wheelchair, I cant help but be reminded of the song. "They see me rollin, they hatin." Which always makes me smile at them as I move past.
    ThisLiar ThisLiar
    16-17, T
    Feb 22, 2015

    It's been a while since I've posted.

    Things are still a little tough for me. But also, some things are looking up. If you've read my previous experiences, you know the situation with my ex boyfriend. He called me the other night and apologized to me for everything. It made me feel good that he actually apologized...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 17

    How I Got Into A Wheelchair.

    My name is Casandra I am a 13 year old now entering 8th grade. On December 18, 2011 I was driving with my mom, dad and my older brother Jake. We were heading up to whistler Canada. From where I live in California it was going to be at least a 3 day car trip with all of the places...
    pandachairwithwheels pandachairwithwheels
    13-15, F
    7 Responses Aug 1, 2012

    Hello world, I am am new to social media

    and am a t7-t8 para looking for advice and new friends. I live in the S.F. Bay Area and am self employed. I don't really know others with my similar wheelchair condition but would like to. My occupation is quite unique: I have a small service Co. that takes down your shades...
    paulrollson paulrollson
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 30, 2015

    Hey I'm in a wheelchair I had this app before

    and forgot my password lol but I'm back I'm 18 and I would like to make friends
    Hollybird18 Hollybird18
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jul 9, 2015

    i suffered a spinal cord injury this year in

    august i got shot 4 times and i am paralyzed from mid stomach down i can't feel anything. i am 17 yrs old. i often feel mad and depressed because i will no longer be able to walk i wish i could talk to more ppl like me i think i need support. how did you all that suffered a...
    ernielara ernielara
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    I'm in a wheelchair when I was ten months old I

    fell out of my crib and broke my spine so I'm paralyzed from the waist down I'm very independent and positive about my situation I don't want anyone to feel bad for me I'm think way for a reason I love being in a wheelchair if you have any questions for me please message me I'm...
    Kingice99 Kingice99
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jul 27, 2014

    In December 2009 I feel over on the ice getting

    to work. After then my walking worsened. I have been permanently in a wheelchair for the last 2 years and am really finding it hard. Does anyone have any advice for me?
    jenbo12 jenbo12
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Aug 10, 2015

    I'm New Here

      I'm Megan. I'm a T8/9 complete para and C5/6 incomplete. I was injured a couple years ago in a car accident. I'm still learning how to live like this, but I'm hanging in there. I'm excited about meeting others. Thanks! Megan
    MeganD MeganD
    26-30, F
    26 Responses Mar 12, 2011
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