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Is Your Life Better Or Worse?




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Poll: Is your life better or worse post injury? (121 member(s) have cast votes)

Looking past your condition (if you can, I know it is hard) and the health consequences of your injuries. Do you consider your life to be better or worse post injury with regard to the new person you have become inside.

  1. No (50 votes [41.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.32%

  2. Yes (71 votes [58.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 58.68%

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#121 funkisfunkis

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:13 PM

In most areas worse, but some upsides post injury too like beeing economically safe, learned more about the body and mentally stronger.
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#122 NancyE

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:39 PM

"what doesn't kill you makes you stronger " is the biggest load of crap I have eve heard.
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:36 PM

Over all, my life is better because I’ve worked very hard to make it better. As far being a para is concerned, it is worse. I spend a lot of time dealing with physical stuff that could have been spent doing more productive things or just fun things. Then there are all the things that I can't do or feel. I am also just too aware of myself as disabled when ever I am with others or when I’m doing physical things. I do get a chance to see how kind people generally are, so that is a positive. I would love it if I could just be me and not a lady in a wheelchair.
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#124 isobar

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:21 PM

"what doesn't kill you makes you stronger " is the biggest load of crap I have eve heard.


Thanx 4 the laugh

Over all, my life is better because I’ve worked very hard to make it better. As far being a para is concerned, it is worse. I spend a lot of time dealing with physical stuff that could have been spent doing more productive things or just fun things. Then there are all the things that I can't do or feel. I am also just too aware of myself as disabled when ever I am with others or when I’m doing physical things. I do get a chance to see how kind people generally are, so that is a positive. I would love it if I could just be me and not a lady in a wheelchair.


I really like the way you put that together.
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#125 harlton

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:34 PM

I can understand where you were coming from with this question, and remember well one of the few Dr's I have any respect for, saying a similar thing to me. I think you have a point to, trouble is with a question like this is it's like rubbing shit in a wound and not salt, bound to fester not just burn.

        I had a great job before I was injured, invested a lot of time in it, it's only thing I've done and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Also my only talent and quite high paying. Skills were Just not transferable to gimpdom, and by the time I could try doing anything nobody cared.  

       Although I'm an incomplete, that has caused me more problems, than many of the benefits which have probably come from it. which has been true of most things I've thought of as pluses at the time.

        Retraining, tried it twice, it was a disaster as I simply wasn't physically capable of it, as they well knew. So between Insurance company games, and being the sole bread winner for my family, it was stressful.

       My point is that, yes being a gimp may enhance your empathy for others, but empathy not being something that is fostered these days, other than by John Lennon singing adds at Christmas. If you didn't have some to begin with, this experience probably, for most people is not going to manifest it.

       Considering all the things that most have to deal with:-  Divorce, income loss, expiration of healthcare benefits  psychological warfare from and by the insurance companies, Social downgrading, loss of friends  inability to do most things you enjoyed before, and last but not least constant pain, that's a pretty big list to look past for a little empathy enhancement and a small improvement in your visible strength of character.


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