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Vic – How has the injury affected your parenting?

Vic – How has the injury affected your parenting?

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It strengthened the relationship a little bit with the kids because I think that they never really complain about helping out with dad.  I think that they know my limitations; I think that they understand and they like—I like to spend time... Show More

It strengthened the relationship a little bit with the kids because I think that they never really complain about helping out with dad.  I think that they know my limitations; I think that they understand and they like—I like to spend time with them and we like to do things.  If that’s going to the movies with them, if that’s going shopping, if that’s even cleaning the garage, and having a fun time doing it, because we’ve done that before, had garage sales, which is fun, some fun.  You know, we try to do things together, and I think that’s actually helped a little bit.  I think if I was able-bodied, every Sunday I’d be out playing golf, I might be out drinking with the guys on Saturday night.  Because that’s the other thing, with the medications I’m taking, no drinking.  I’ve tried it, it puts me right out, I’ll be asleep in 10 minutes.  So, I can barely have a beer without falling asleep.  So I think that’s changed that, which has actually gotten me home a little more, so it might be a side benefit.  

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Vic – How has the injury affected your parenting?

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Injured in 1996 at age 41, paraplegic
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It strengthened the relationship a little bit with the kids because I think that they never really complain about helping out with dad.  I think that they know my limitations; I think that they understand and they like—I like to spend time with them and we like to do things.  If that’s going to the movies with them, if that’s going shopping, if that’s even cleaning the garage, and having a fun time doing it, because we’ve done that before, had garage sales, which is fun, some fun.  You know, we try to do things together, and I think that’s actually helped a little bit.  I think if I was able-bodied, every Sunday I’d be out playing golf, I might be out drinking with the guys on Saturday night.  Because that’s the other thing, with the medications I’m taking, no drinking.  I’ve tried it, it puts me right out, I’ll be asleep in 10 minutes.  So, I can barely have a beer without falling asleep.  So I think that’s changed that, which has actually gotten me home a little more, so it might be a side benefit.  

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