When I awoke from my ankle replacement surgery, besides being in a fog, I knew that my life would change.
While knowing that I would be in a wheelchair, I did not realize the lessons that were headed my way. The experience changed how I view and perceive individuals who rely on wheelchairs every day. This recovery process allowed me to view the world from a different perspective and gain a small glimpse into their daily struggles.
While I discussed societal isms and their impact on recovery, I never really talked about how physical challenges like being in a wheelchair or using other mobility devices, such as a walker or cane, can affect one’s recovery.
I can now do so with a small amount of first-hand experience.
Using various mobility devices through my recovery has made me aware of additional challenges that some individuals face on a daily basis. Needing…
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