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Ramon – What’s gotten harder over time?

Ramon – What’s gotten harder over time?

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Now, I’m so busy living that I forgot I’m, like, neglecting my health.  Because there’s nothing wrong with me now, but, you know, there’s things I need to take care of, so my range of motion, I need to work on some stretc... Show More

Now, I’m so busy living that I forgot I’m, like, neglecting my health.  Because there’s nothing wrong with me now, but, you know, there’s things I need to take care of, so my range of motion, I need to work on some stretching in my lower extremities. I’m always on the constant watch for sores, of pressure sores. I never had one—I got to find some wood right now—never had one, thank God. I’ve been so blessed, and because I’ve seen the damages those things have done.  But, you know, I’m going to be 40-years-old in December, and I know my body’s changing. I can’t recuperate after sports like I used to. I can’t play, you know, four games of softball in one weekend, and then two games on Sunday, and travel for 12 hours, and then be at work on Monday morning, you know, like all happy because I just had a great tournament. You know, age, you know, just the evolution. Men, human, just changing the body. But the disability part, you know sometimes I wonder, you know, what I’ve lost. I can’t sit back and say, you know, “I’m never going to do, I’m never going to run, I’m never, that’s over.” And there’s still, “I’m never going to run,” that gets hard. But, there’s so many things that keep me occupied, I don’t care.

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Ramon – What’s gotten harder over time?

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Injured in 1999 at age 25, paraplegic
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Now, I’m so busy living that I forgot I’m, like, neglecting my health.  Because there’s nothing wrong with me now, but, you know, there’s things I need to take care of, so my range of motion, I need to work on some stretching in my lower extremities. I’m always on the constant watch for sores, of pressure sores. I never had one—I got to find some wood right now—never had one, thank God. I’ve been so blessed, and because I’ve seen the damages those things have done.  But, you know, I’m going to be 40-years-old in December, and I know my body’s changing. I can’t recuperate after sports like I used to. I can’t play, you know, four games of softball in one weekend, and then two games on Sunday, and travel for 12 hours, and then be at work on Monday morning, you know, like all happy because I just had a great tournament. You know, age, you know, just the evolution. Men, human, just changing the body. But the disability part, you know sometimes I wonder, you know, what I’ve lost. I can’t sit back and say, you know, “I’m never going to do, I’m never going to run, I’m never, that’s over.” And there’s still, “I’m never going to run,” that gets hard. But, there’s so many things that keep me occupied, I don’t care.

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