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Human Digestive System
There has been a huge amount of discussion about bowels on a spinal cord injury Facebook group lately, so we thought we would confront the subject. There was no easy way to make this topic “stimulating.” Hahahaha!! A bit of nursing humor. First off, allow us to discuss the anatomy, as it may make the discussion easier to understand. The small intestine is ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Apr 19, 2018 11:35 AM EDT
Lorraine Lolly Mack
Exactly 14 years ago, I was to walk out of my house for the very last time... I was going out for the night with my boyfriend at the time, Gianluca who was over from Italy. Earlier that day, I called my mom and said that I didn’t know what to do about going out as I wanted to take Gianluca to show him Brick Lane Market on the Sunday morning and I knew there was no chance ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Apr 3, 2018 11:54 AM EDT
Kenguru Electric Car
If you’re one of the 20% of Americans who have a disability, you’ll know that sometimes life can be a bit (or a lot!) more challenging compared to those who have no mobility issues. Whether it’s navigating transport systems or simply making sure that the places you go are accessible, there can be a lot to think about - especially, if you’re a wheelchair ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Mar 27, 2018 11:56 AM EDT
Mobile Woman Linda Brown
Some of our MobileWOMEN from around the world have shared with us what living life in a wheelchair is like in their country. What you read about the differences or similarities between their stories and life in the United States might surprise you. In this installment, we interviewed Linda Brown. Please describe your disability? I had a car accident in ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Mar 19, 2018 12:43 PM EDT
I have been in touch with a team of graduate students from the California College of Arts . They asked me to share this survey in hopes we can input some information. They are exploring the development of universally accessible packaged food items.  They created a twelve question/ ten-minute survey. Please take a few minutes of your time to fill out the ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Mar 16, 2018 11:20 AM EDT
Mental Health Brain
For many women, poor mobility and mental health are closely linked. Often, the energy and time invested in looking after physical needs can mean mental health is overlooked. Low mood is generally an unseen health problem. The North Carolina Office of Disability and Health reports that individuals with disabilities are more likely to experience ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Mar 15, 2018 3:52 PM EDT
Andrea Dalzell, Nurse and Disabilities Advocate
Meet the set of wheels that is taking New York by storm! Andrea Dalzell is the newest member of the nursing community, and a pioneering activist for people with disabilities. She is a force to be reckoned with, and has emerged victorious against all the obstacles in her path. Transverse Myelitis left her paralyzed at the age of 12, but she did not allow her ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Feb 6, 2018 12:19 PM EST
Brrrr! Cold Temps
It really didn't seem that far, maybe 40 feet at the most. Recently, we were at a shopping mall but to access a restaurant that we were interested in, we had to go outside. I was in my power chair and could zoom quickly so I skipped putting my hat and mittens back on. “I should be fine”, I told myself. “I've done this many times and it's really not that far.” Within ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jan 24, 2018 4:23 PM EST
New Orleans
The New Year is here, and while weight loss is still the number one resolution of most  Americans, there are other ways that you can enrich your life in 2018. One way to do it is by traveling, which not only improves mental health but also boosts self-confidence , gives you brand-new experiences, allows you to further your education and knowledge, and ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jan 18, 2018 12:35 PM EST
Karen Fiera (with PICC Line)
I would like to introduce you to my friend and fellow mobileWOMAN, Karen Fiera. Karen and I live in the same town and for a time, attended the same church, however, we met online in 2011, not in person.  We instantly bonded over the shared journey of living and parenting, through a chronic illness and disability. We have shared the ups and downs of a journey ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jan 9, 2018 11:55 AM EST

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