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Minna – How did you deal with stress at first?

Minna – How did you deal with stress at first?

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At the beginning of my injury, to say that I didn’t have stress would be an understatement. I dealt with it in a lot of different ways. One of the things that I had to personally do was not only see a therapist for me because I could not believ... Show More

At the beginning of my injury, to say that I didn’t have stress would be an understatement. I dealt with it in a lot of different ways. One of the things that I had to personally do was not only see a therapist for me because I could not believe that this was me. I had a very, very difficult time coming to grips with the person that I was becoming. And so, you know, I actually saw a therapist, but at the same time, I had to figure out how to keep my mind, and my heart, my hands from being pocketed into that sense of stress. So, I did something to kind of trick myself, if that makes any sense, by being extremely active. Whether it’s being creative, whether it’s just doing things for my children. I put my everything, you know, 100% in so that I didn’t have vacancies within my time. So, I just kind of filled it up, so I didn’t have room to have stress or disappointments.

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Minna – How did you deal with stress at first?

Minna

Injured in 1999 at age 35, paraplegic
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At the beginning of my injury, to say that I didn’t have stress would be an understatement. I dealt with it in a lot of different ways. One of the things that I had to personally do was not only see a therapist for me because I could not believe that this was me. I had a very, very difficult time coming to grips with the person that I was becoming. And so, you know, I actually saw a therapist, but at the same time, I had to figure out how to keep my mind, and my heart, my hands from being pocketed into that sense of stress. So, I did something to kind of trick myself, if that makes any sense, by being extremely active. Whether it’s being creative, whether it’s just doing things for my children. I put my everything, you know, 100% in so that I didn’t have vacancies within my time. So, I just kind of filled it up, so I didn’t have room to have stress or disappointments.

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