I was at the grocery store last night and as left the parking lot I observed this young guy getting back into his car. The kicker is that her was parked in a handicapped spot. It was pretty clear her was fully able. I thought to say something, but I didn’t say anything. As I drove off I thought should have said something. I mean, I never parked in a handicapped spot before my injury. But, it was not if ther handicapped spots were full. Perhaps, it is a principle thing. I really don’t have the answer for what I saw, but I think next time I will politely say something. Let me know if I am wrong with this.
I emailed a fellow graduate of Craig a couple of days ago. And, last night when I got home I found a replied email. Has I read the email that talked about the her frustration since coming home, and it felt like I could have type the same email. On one hand I was glad to see that I’m not alone in my frustrations and challenges. One the other hand I felt bad to see she was struggling. She was strong during her time at Craig and to see her struggle is tough. I wish there was something I could say that would cheer her up. I am planning to reply that I am going through the same challenges. but I know just like me, the tough times come and go. We just have to find a way to pull ourselves out of the down times. The tough times are just a reality for us. The hope is that the down time become les and less.
Lately, I have been search the Internet for information on spinal cord injury research. I found a couple of articles. You might find them interesting.