About Me

I’m George. As you might have guessed from the title, I can pop a wheelie. To do that requires a wheelchair. I’ve been doing that for…okay, for a long time. I’ve been married to my best friend even longer.

I have MSDSCN0095 and am a T10 Paraplegic. People have asked me to share my story and my life, and maybe you will find it interesting or maybe even helpful to you. I’m a husband, father, friend, peer connection volunteer, and neighbor. I do it all from a wheelchair.

MS and Paraplegia, who are they? They are creatures who invaded my body, uninvited I might add, years ago. – MS is a cranky creature who goes by initials but has a longer name. She is unpredictable and takes many forms. When she joined me, she took the her most unusual form, but she can do all the things she can do in someone else, as well – Paraplegia is a much gentler lady, more refined and quite even tempered. She is the reason I can’t walk, but in most other ways she leaves me alone. She and I get into our wheelchair every morning and enjoy our time together, unless she decides to add a bit of extra tingle to my lower body, which is not my favorite thing.

Please feel welcome to visit often and comment as you like. Please keepย it clean. I welcome questions. Disclaimer… If I do not wish to answer, I won’t. Keep in mind, however, that I might answer.๐Ÿป

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18 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Always enjoy your musings–keep them coming. You might mention what brilliant thoughts and ideas you and I had as close friends in our youth. Don’t be too graphic!!

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  2. Hi George, it’s a pleasure to meet you. I wanted to pop in to say hello and to thank you for following my blog. While I can’t imagine what it’s like to have MS and Paraplegia, I also have a disability and I really like the unique way in which you’ve described yours. Oh, and I like your disclaimer as well ๐Ÿ˜€ Can’t wait to read your posts. ~Steph

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  3. I agree MS is a cranky thing! Just out of curiosity, how long have you had MS? I just said in my previous comment that I just started following you and I look forward to your future posts. I myself just started my blog mainly about MS. I have been battling it for 16 long years.

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      1. Thank you kindly for your advice! It is really amazing the treatments they have come up with. I just wish they would come up with a cure. This blog has been really wonderful for me to be able to connect with others that deal with similar things as to what I do. It gets hard sometimes when it seems like no one understands. I try to stay cool and hydrated. Staying cool in the south gets hard! Take care and I look forward to more of your posts and comments!

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  4. Indeed, staying cool in the South is hard. I live in Florida, near Disney. Like so many, though, wilting in the heat is less of a problem than the spasticity and pain in the cold. Of course, as a wheelchair user I don’t function in snow. (I have a personal reason for not liking ice storms, too. lol)

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