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Hospital Bracelet
In a previous article , we covered some preparations and what to expect when going to the hospital for surgery. Staying in the hospital can be an uncomfortable affair, but more importantly, it can be dangerous. Going to the hospital for any length of time, exposes you to a variety of diseases that your immune system may not be up to handling. Medical ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jun 21, 2018 11:13 AM EDT
Suicide
Christine Mason Miller said, “At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story will end.” A recurring theme for the last two years has been high-profile suicides in conjunction with a dramatic spike in the national average of suicide and suicide attempts. Given the gravity and level of surprise at last week’s two celebrity losses, ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Jun 13, 2018 11:03 AM EDT
Tabassum Chagani
I am the youngest of three siblings, and grew up in a large, multi-generational house in Karachi, Pakistan. I immigrated to Canada in 1994 and have lived in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia since then. My dad had a very entrepreneurial spirit. In Canada, we think nothing of popping into a Loblaw’s or Safeway for groceries, but a large western-style ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN May 30, 2018 11:06 AM EDT
Travel Article
Now that spring is finally here and summer vacations soon will be upon us, the nurses at "The Rollin’ RNs" were talking about the response of our spinal cord injured bodies, in environments outside of our own safe havens. It’s a funny thing, we all expect our bodies will “mind their P’s and Q’s”, when actually they go into an odd state following time spent ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN May 17, 2018 12:51 PM EDT
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Domestic Abuse: The Facts and Figures Domestic abuse is a serious problem we don’t talk about often enough. Abuse can take various forms. It can be physical, emotional, or financial. The common thread through each of them, is how the abuser uses their power to hold the abused hostage, in their own homes. While survivors span through all gender ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN May 17, 2018 12:43 PM EDT
Behind the scenes - Photo by Chris Matysuk
Producer of See BeyondTV , actress, speaker, model and influencer, Tamara Mena participated in the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge for the first time as a producer and actress, co-starring with the beautiful model, Dru Presta! Her short film “Rivals or Friends” is here and we want to share it with all of you. If you believe in their message of ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN May 6, 2018 11:54 AM EDT
Louise Sertsis, Designer
It's been my experience in the past, especially when traveling that I felt as though I was thrust into a pre- kindergarten era - a time where everything is done for me, instead of letting me explore, navigate and learn. Sometimes, I felt my voice was no longer heard. I seemed invisible to everyone except my husband, who is bombarded with impending ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Apr 26, 2018 3:55 PM EDT
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

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