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Marie – How did you deal with stress at first?

Marie – How did you deal with stress at first?

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  I guess I tried to suppress it a little bit because I would be less stressed if my family was less stressed.  One of my biggest fears in the beginning was scaring everybody away.  I didn’t want to scare people away; I didn&rsqu... Show More

 

I guess I tried to suppress it a little bit because I would be less stressed if my family was less stressed.  One of my biggest fears in the beginning was scaring everybody away.  I didn’t want to scare people away; I didn’t want to come off as being this depressed, morbid person.  I wanted people in my life, so I really worked hard in not putting on a sad a face and trying to keep things light.  Joking around was a good way to relieve stress and distraction, which was very useful.  Whether it was distraction with TV or with visiting, things like that.  
 
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Marie – How did you deal with stress at first?

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Injured in 1998 at age 22, quadriplegic
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I guess I tried to suppress it a little bit because I would be less stressed if my family was less stressed.  One of my biggest fears in the beginning was scaring everybody away.  I didn’t want to scare people away; I didn’t want to come off as being this depressed, morbid person.  I wanted people in my life, so I really worked hard in not putting on a sad a face and trying to keep things light.  Joking around was a good way to relieve stress and distraction, which was very useful.  Whether it was distraction with TV or with visiting, things like that.  
 
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