Dating after spinal cord injury
I did not understand the gravity of what he endured until eight years later, after I met Aaron, and began to experience what Aaron went through each day.
Aaron and I had our first date at a Mexican restaurant with the newlyweds from the wedding where we met.
Maybe my ramblings would be relatable to other significant others in situations like mine, but that is for another time. So allow me to tell you my thoughts on beginning to date someone in a wheelchair: Before I met Aaron, I had almost no prior experience with a wheelchair user.
My experience was limited to the in and out transfer from a hospital room to the front seat of a car with a family member. I do remember a time in high school, a classmate of mine broke their back while riding an ATV over the holiday break.
We hope to bring more awareness to the topic at ASCIP and look forward to sharing our feedback this fall.
At the start of our relationship, I remember not being able to relate with my friends on their relationship issues, and when I began explaining mine, the blank stares would begin about five words into what I was describing!
The videos relating personal experiences that were deemed “most helpful” were those dealing with “Relationships after SCI” (45%) and “Social Life and Sex” (32%).
We believe Facing is a helpful sex resource for those with SCI, their family and friends, as well as healthcare providers on rehabilitation teams.
His energy radiated and it was a little overwhelming.
He was just so sure of himself, not in a self-absorbed way, but in pure sense of self.