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I Use a Wheelchair

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 135 People

    Wheelchairs Bullies And Friends.

    On December 12, 2011, I was driving with my family and I ended up having transverse myelitis and was in a wheel chair 5 hours later. When I returned to school in January a lot of my friends didn't want to have anything to do with me now that I was in a wheelchair but I had 4...
    pandachairwithwheels pandachairwithwheels 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 5, 2012

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    I'm a T9 paraplegic (complete)

    and have been in a chair since I was 17. I still stares but they don't bother me anymore. I live a full and independent life. I live by myself and go to work every day. I still have bad days but I work to overcome those days and make them few and far between.
    karinawheels karinawheels 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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    My Black Beast Called Chaos

    "He" is 7 years old now, but I love him. Big and velour covered with six wheels. We are partners. When I tilt his chair back now, it squeaks. I like that. Rollerchair Navigators rock! The back is plastered with rock and roll stickers! Am I wrong to love my wheelchair so...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    Overweight People Need Wheelchairs Too

    I'm fat. I can't walk. Despite what some people think, these two facts are totally unrelated. I use an electric wheelchair because I was born with cerebral palsy, I can't walk and have limited use of my hands. I'm fat because...well, I'm fat because I eat a lot, and my seizure...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 28, 2013

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    Got Tipped Out Of Mine Today

    a friend was pushing me down the street and wee went down a curb and he tipped me back slightly to get up the next curb but missjudged it and i went for a short and fast flying lesson!! lol therre was loads of people around that saw me fall out lol and i hit my knee and wrists on...
    drippy72 drippy72 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 10, 2012

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    Compelling Story And Sharing

    Hello--I have been enjoying reading your experiences and have been doing public relations and working with a woman in a wheelchair who has a service dog that aids her in daily living. It is striking to me how simple tasks are challenging and she says it has become increasingly...
    audreystrong audreystrong 41-45 Apr 17, 2012

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    Whats In A Name

    I have named my power chair , speed bugy, has anyone else named theirs.
    oldstuff60 oldstuff60 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 5, 2012

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    Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

    I am 51 years old and have diabetic peripheral neuropathy. I have been in a wheelchair for about 6 years. The thing that I would like to know is has anyone had a Quickie Q7 or a ki mobility Rouge wheelchair? I would love to hear what people have to say about either one of...
    Birdie1825 Birdie1825 51-55 Aug 28, 2013

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    Is anyone on here in high school that's in a

    chair too? Having one of my bad days just depressed.... My thought today: it sucks to feel like your body is betraying you
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    I Am A Guy In A Wheelchair

    I was born with a birth defect called spina bifida and am in a wheelchair full time.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Apr 18, 2013

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    Just Want Someone To Understand

    I am new at this. I am loosing the ability to walk and depend more and more on my chair. I tripped over  a parking stop and broke my leg so severly it is barely repaired. The bone has now eroded and I am depending more and more on my chair. Everyone wants me to be happy and...
    janalene janalene 51-55 1 Response Jan 31, 2011

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    Manual Wheelchair

    Use it for far distances or if I'd be required to stand for a very long period of time. I was born with moderate Cerebral Palsy. I'd give more info about that, but I may save it for my first blog on here ;)  
    TopazSkye TopazSkye 26-30, F 2 Responses May 2, 2009

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    Well I'm disabled and use a wheelchair.

    My family and I live in the same house, anyways. I guess my four year old nephew watches and kind of understand more than we actually think he does. I transfer in and out of the wheelchair a lot and occasion will ask for help. Well, anyways I will sometimes be climbing into my...
    divinegimp divinegimp 22-25 5 Responses Jan 14, 2014

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    I Use A Wheelchair

    I use a wheelchair.  Only sometimes because I know how to walk on my hands pretty fast!  I was born without legs.  When I use my wheelchair I go pretty fast too.  Just as fast as some people running.  Faster down a hill!  I love it!
    ibelieveu ibelieveu 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 4, 2010

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    When My Life Changed

    I have always been very active and athletic.  Back on a Sunday afternoon in 2002 I was with some friends doing some mountain biking on the trails.  It was a great day and we were getting a little too confident.  When it was my turn to "show off"  I went down a trail at  a...
    grit778 grit778 36-40 1 Response Mar 21, 2011

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    My Wheelchair Is My Freedom!

    My wheelchair is my freedom! I didn't want one at first, for years I wouldn't accept it as an option. I thought it would somehow make me more disabled. (I can walk short distances, but can't stay upright very long without loosing consciousness.) That's not the case though. I was...
    oneandlonely12 oneandlonely12 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 25, 2010

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    Manual...

    labor...I use it mainly when I go out anywhere...It's surprisingly comfortable, but I suppose they make the chair pads that way purposely. I would like to personalize it a bit, but haven't decided exactly how I want to do that yet. It folds up to fit in the trunk of the car, so I...
    allycat419 allycat419 46-50, F Jul 27, 2008

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    I hate it but I have no choice.

    Due to negligent doctors I am forced to use a wheelchair. I don't get around like I used to. I've been using one since I was 17 years old. Most days I don't even leave the house because people stare. I can ignore most people but it still bothers me to my core to have people...
    poeticdiva poeticdiva 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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    Most of the time, it looks like I am completely

    able-bodied, but the look is not my reality. I have physical disabilities with balance, finger dexterity and hand/eye coordination. I also have slow reflexes. I cannot balance on certain types of ground levels by myself. I need to hold on to the railing or someone's hand or...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Apr 26, 2014

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    ...pretty much every night

    when I take my prosthetics off and all weekend long. Both ways of getting around have their plusses and minuses, and I find myself planning several moves ahead before deciding which way to go. Most people I come into contact with at work don't know that I'm an amputee (they know...
    petergavin69 petergavin69 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 7, 2014

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    I Love My Wheelchair

    I love my wheelchair.. I really did not need a wheelchair for awhile. The doctor said I have PLS but I really just have a problem with walking. I just can’t pickup my feet. Anyway as things were getting worst with my legs. ( My mother and sister both are in a wheelchair...
    KinkLink392791538 KinkLink392791538 61-65 Aug 25, 2013

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    Two weeks ago, I walked across a road from the

    roundabout, I looked both ways, there were two cars, but they were far away, so I crossed, as I did,I looked again, that's when I saw a car mere centimetres away from me, that's when I froze with fear. The next thing I remember is sitting next to av policeman, seeing ambulances...
    NathanS3703 NathanS3703 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    Holy crap!! I wanted to roll over

    and I didn't wanna bother mom cause she has to drive in the morning because I have to go to the doctors in Lexington so I got everything I needed and put them on the side of the bed then I started to tug and pull for an hour and without giving up I rolled over it might not be to...
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 16-17, F Apr 19

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    Womens Wheelchair Basketball Coach

    Looking for athletes living near San Diego, CA who would like to play on a women's wheelchair basketball team. Visit www.sdasf.org for more information or call the office at 619-336-1806.
    gruje gruje 31-35 Jul 7, 2012

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    Hello my names Steffy

    and I was born with cerebral palsy. Mum had a difficult birth and I was starved of oxygen for a little to long at birth. The result was me having cerebral palsy. I have spastic diplegia which mainly affects the lower part of my body although I do have some weakness in my arms...
    steffylegs steffylegs 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 12

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    Hi, I'm Holly I'm in a wheelchair not paralyzed

    I got sick at 6 months old they don't know what it was but they said I was gonna die by age 10 I'm 17 now I try to go forward and keep moving I would love to make friends message me if you'll like
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 16-17, F Feb 20

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    I went to the gym today

    for the first time it went well, good exercise. People stared at me, I guess they were not use to a person in a wheelchair inside a gym. . Even my sister commented in our native language about a guy who wouldn't stop staring. For the most part I tried to ignore it., mind own...
    divinegimp divinegimp 22-25 10 Responses Apr 13

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    Ok so a strange thing happened to me over the

    weekend. I was at the supermarket with my mum getting stuff for my bday party this weekend and as we were coming out the front door, this lady walks in as i'm going out. Jokingly my mum says to the woman " oh he didn't let you go first. that wasn't much of a gentleman, was it...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Dec 7, 2014

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    Do u guys keep a underpad on ur wheelchair
    Icjenna556 Icjenna556 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    Hey I'm holly I'm in a wheelchair I got my first chair when I was 4 I wasn't born like it I just got sick the doctors didn't know what it was and still doesn't know they said I was...
    Hollybird17 Hollybird17 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i used to have braces until last saturday, where i had to change it to retainers. my teeth are freaking small and wearing retainers makes me looks like i have lisp. haha, its very...
    deeyanah deeyanah 16-17, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I used to be a sweetheart I used to be kind, I used to be independent, I used to have my own mind. I used to like to smile, now all my smiles are fake I used to have great...
    criimson criimson 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    Hi guys! So you all know me as KilljoyKitty right? You may have assumed that I've had that same username my whole EP-life but you're wrong o: Initially, I had another username...
    KilljoyKitty KilljoyKitty 18-21 6 Responses Apr 21

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    The person I used to be. I can´t even really remember who that was? I see pictures of it and I see the things I used to write and the way my mind worked. I know that was me. But I...
    xBambi xBambi 22-25, F Apr 5

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    I want to know why people judge others based on their username. Instead of judging them by their username you should ask them what's the meaning behind their username or how they...
    SuicideSmile SuicideSmile 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    Most recent cut deep this time. Sadly you turned out like the rest. Even though i think you are still the fairest of them all even though i still care. I wish you didn't use me. I...
    dropitnow52 dropitnow52 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Black magic isn't a fake thing, most will never encounter it but most encounter people who drain their energy. That is what occultists refer to as dark magic. a noteworthy author...
    verndewd verndewd 41-45 Apr 4

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    You would always use some kind words. Little names - cute jokes. You used to be so blunt about how you felt about me and how you wanted me next to you just to hug you after a long...
    askmorenow1 askmorenow1 22-25, F Apr 8

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    I woke up pretty early today but not early enough to see the early morning dew. I did go to the park for a 30 minute brisk walk though. I should have jog but my body was still too...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 12

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    I used to have friends and I didn't care what people thought about me but now I have a few friends and I always feel like people are judging me :/ I just don't know how to gain the...
    litpie litpie 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Funny, in life, you think once you get something you'll be fine. You'll be happy and it'll all fall in to place. Ahhh nieve innocent youth. "Treasure what you have because one...
    Bonnienz Bonnienz 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Nothing ever happened when I tried to use my ouija board. Maybe I didn't use it properly? Or maybe because I'm not a real believer? I wanted something to happen but nothing did. I...
    churchdadatnight churchdadatnight 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    used to be a little **** at school, was so confident and couldn't give a ****. now I'm aiming to go to uni and make something of myself. lost a lot of my loud personality but if I...
    anniethe27th anniethe27th 16-17, F