A spinal cord injury that results in paralysis is one of the most devastating injuries you can sustain. Because of an accident that was someone else’s fault, you are now left to suffer with a life-changing injury. Every aspect of your life is changed, from the way you perform everyday activities to the way you interact with others. Adapting to your new way of living is understandably difficult. These tips are a place to start:
- Take time to grieve. The loss of the life you knew is something that you are allowed to grieve and should take the time to do. It is a healthy, normal part of recovery for you and your family.
- Take control. Regain control over your life by educating yourself on your options for rehabilitation, home modification, and economic assistance.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Your friends and family want to assist you, but they may not know how. Reach out to them when you need them. You don’t have to do this all on your own.