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What things get easier over time?

What things get easier over time?

Nancy Rosenberg, PsyD

Psychology Clinical Specialist and Director, Peer Mentor Programs, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia

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One of the things that gets easier over time is the sensitivity, perhaps, to the way other people may view them, or their loved one.  Visually, for instance.   You go to the mall, and the person is in a wheelchair, and the person is in a po... Show More

One of the things that gets easier over time is the sensitivity, perhaps, to the way other people may view them, or their loved one.  Visually, for instance.   You go to the mall, and the person is in a wheelchair, and the person is in a power wheelchair, and is blowing into a straw in order to move the chair from one store to another.  It’s a struggle sometimes for families, and of course patients, to deal with the way that looks, for instance.  And, over time it becomes really like nothing.  It just becomes, “Okay, this is how we do things.  We get around using this chair, and we do it in this way.  It’s okay.”  And to kind of get over everyone’s reactions to it, perhaps.  

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What things get easier over time?

Nancy Rosenberg, PsyD

Psychology Clinical Specialist and Director, Peer Mentor Programs, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia

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One of the things that gets easier over time is the sensitivity, perhaps, to the way other people may view them, or their loved one.  Visually, for instance.   You go to the mall, and the person is in a wheelchair, and the person is in a power wheelchair, and is blowing into a straw in order to move the chair from one store to another.  It’s a struggle sometimes for families, and of course patients, to deal with the way that looks, for instance.  And, over time it becomes really like nothing.  It just becomes, “Okay, this is how we do things.  We get around using this chair, and we do it in this way.  It’s okay.”  And to kind of get over everyone’s reactions to it, perhaps.  

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