Ho! Ho! Ho! And a Merry SCI
Well my friends, I want to let you know that paralysis has not failed me this year either.
I'm back in the hospital with a new gift from spinal cord injury, an infected pressure sore. Never though I'd get such a bad pressure sore as I try to take care of such things, but I guess spinal cord injury wanted to make sure that I tasted as many secondary issues as possible.
There are some, who after a disability injury or illness, talk about how it has made them a better person. Well, there's nothing I can do except believe what they have to say and keep waiting for it to make me a better person, too.
While I'm waiting for that better person to explode from my loins, I'd like to list up what SCI has brought me for Christmas.
Christmas 2009: at the rehab hospital after I was left crippled from a bleed in my spinal cord.
Christmas 2010: luckily I made it out before Christmas that year even though I had a second operation for an arachnoid cyst.
Christmas 2011: at the rehab hospital after an operation for syringomyelia.
Christmas 2012: my kids got to enjoy having their father around for the second Christmas since paralysis.
Christmas 2013: the kids thought I'd definitely be home for the holidays, but unlucky us. My new infected pressure sore will keep in the hospital over the holidays.
I know that there are those who've had it worse, but the point is to make sure this horror doesn't happen to others, and not compete about who's had it worse. It's a terrible thing regardless of how you slice or dice it.
So, let's stop talking about how SCI can make us better. Let's make others understand how SCI robs not only our lives but the lives of those around us. Let's hope for future Christmases without paralysis.
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