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I Use a Wheelchair

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 110 People

    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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    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 2 Responses Aug 5, 2012

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jun 25, 2010

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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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    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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    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 6 Responses Jan 14

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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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    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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    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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    Me And My Chair

    I use a wheechair usually when i am out at school or pretty much anywhere else. However I don't generally use it at home or if I am visiting a friends house. I am fast at walking on my hands (I am a double amputee)  and can go up and down stairs and climb up on things way...
    lostforlife lostforlife 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 3, 2010

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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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    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'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 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 31

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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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    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 2 Responses Jul 31

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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 Aug 10, 2012

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    JOB AVAILABLE My family ownes a schooner which is used for charters in the carribbean, and is looking for a captain and a first mate. Since I am disabled, they know that...
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F Aug 3

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    JOB AVAILABLE My family ownes a schooner which is used for charters in the carribbean, and is looking for a captain and a first mate. Since I am disabled, they know that...
    Martha1982 Martha1982 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I have been in a wheelchair since 2001 when I was 7 yo. Now I just want to find Prince Charming.
    mrlovenromantic mrlovenromantic 18-21 1 Response Aug 7

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    Hi there ! I am hoping to make some friends on this website, friends who are like me or not, I don't really mind :) as I'm one of those people who can get along with pretty much...
    IRequireAssistance IRequireAssistance 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    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...
    Iceraymond Iceraymond 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Im happy with who i am people tell me weird stuff like it must stuck being that way but really after 17 yrs im use to it lol its apart of me i really dont like how people treat me...
    desitor desitor 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I have brittle bones disease which is a condition that makes my bones incredibly weak to fracture. And I struggle to walk more than 10 meters. 20 meters the most I can walk without...
    legendgirl legendgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    That's the understatement. I used to be quiet and reserved, my voice used to be soft, not harsh and raspy, like whiskey and smoker's voice. I HATE living in the duplex my mom and...
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