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Ken – How did you handle going back to work?

Ken – How did you handle going back to work?

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I was in rehab for a month, I came home for two weeks to adjust to the new house and getting things together, and then I went back to my private practice. A lot of people came up to me during that time and said, “so are you going to retire from wor... Show More

I was in rehab for a month, I came home for two weeks to adjust to the new house and getting things together, and then I went back to my private practice. A lot of people came up to me during that time and said, “so are you going to retire from work?” And I’m like, “why? I’ve been sitting in a chair for 25 years talking to people about their problems, what’s the difference? I now have wheels, I actually go faster than I used to.” So, and they’re like “oh, we never thought of that.” So, I went right back to my practice, and there were some, because I see children they were some parents that were concerned about how their children would react with me being in a wheelchair. And we found out very quickly that it was the parents that had more of a problem with that, the kids were fine. So, it went very well, it’s a very easy adaptation for me to be able to do that, and for a lot of people my clients are appreciative of the fact that they see me overcoming obstacles every day. And they’re like, you know, “if you can do that from a wheelchair, I can certainly figure out how to talk to my spouse better.” And so, it almost encourages them to kind of jump in there and get started on things.

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Ken – How did you handle going back to work?

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Injured in 2013 at age 55, paraplegic
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I was in rehab for a month, I came home for two weeks to adjust to the new house and getting things together, and then I went back to my private practice. A lot of people came up to me during that time and said, “so are you going to retire from work?” And I’m like, “why? I’ve been sitting in a chair for 25 years talking to people about their problems, what’s the difference? I now have wheels, I actually go faster than I used to.” So, and they’re like “oh, we never thought of that.” So, I went right back to my practice, and there were some, because I see children they were some parents that were concerned about how their children would react with me being in a wheelchair. And we found out very quickly that it was the parents that had more of a problem with that, the kids were fine. So, it went very well, it’s a very easy adaptation for me to be able to do that, and for a lot of people my clients are appreciative of the fact that they see me overcoming obstacles every day. And they’re like, you know, “if you can do that from a wheelchair, I can certainly figure out how to talk to my spouse better.” And so, it almost encourages them to kind of jump in there and get started on things.

Ken – How did you handle going back to work?
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