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Q&A: What's gotten easier over time?

Adapting to a Spinal Cord Injury Over Time
Personal Experiences with Paralysis

Q: What’s gotten easier over time?

After a spinal cord injury, many individuals have to relearn how to manage the task of everyday living. Many report feeling overwhelmed at first.  They must learn wheelchair transfers, how to bathe and dress themselves, and how to cooking and cleaning and navigate the world.

It turns out that mastering daily tasks get easier with time and practice. Many say that they are now just as productive as they were before their spinal cord injuries. We asked 100 men and women to tell us what challenges have gotten easier over time. Below are the most informative answers.