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What is the single most important factor in making a good adjustment to life in a wheelchair after a spinal cord injury?

What is the single most important factor in making a good adjustment to life in a wheelchair after a spinal cord injury?

Kathy Hulse, MSW

Social Worker/Outpatient Counselor, Craig Hospital, Colorado

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Hands down they say the thing that helps them the most is the support of family and friends that helps them get though this long-term. Just being there for them, helping them through the good times and the bad. It’s a tough, tough thing to adjust t... Show More

Hands down they say the thing that helps them the most is the support of family and friends that helps them get though this long-term. Just being there for them, helping them through the good times and the bad. It’s a tough, tough thing to adjust to and when you ask folks, they say, “Oh I could never adjust to something like this, I never could handle something like this.” Or, “My loved one could never handle something like this.” And I think it’s one of those situations you just don’t know until you get into it. But you get into it and somehow you figure it out, and it’s not pretty how you do it. A lot of times it’s trial-and-error but people help you through it.

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What is the single most important factor in making a good adjustment to life in a wheelchair after a spinal cord injury?

Kathy Hulse, MSW

Social Worker/Outpatient Counselor, Craig Hospital, Colorado

More Videos by Kathy Hulse
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Hands down they say the thing that helps them the most is the support of family and friends that helps them get though this long-term. Just being there for them, helping them through the good times and the bad. It’s a tough, tough thing to adjust to and when you ask folks, they say, “Oh I could never adjust to something like this, I never could handle something like this.” Or, “My loved one could never handle something like this.” And I think it’s one of those situations you just don’t know until you get into it. But you get into it and somehow you figure it out, and it’s not pretty how you do it. A lot of times it’s trial-and-error but people help you through it.

What is the single most important factor in making a good adjustment to life in a wheelchair after a spinal cord injury?
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