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  • Cope with life and sci well

    16 50.00%
  • Coping moderately well but SCI a struggle

    9 28.13%
  • Falling apart because of SCI

    4 12.50%
  • Life a complete mess and SCI just part of the problem

    3 9.38%
  • 0 0%
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Thread: coping

  1. #1


    What category do youplace yourself in?

    More votes more accuracy

  2. #2
    Holding it together just enough to make it through the day.

  3. #3
    Senior Member scaligirl's Avatar
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    May 2002
    I.E. - Southern California


    on the day and my mood. Somedays coping with life in general is more of a struggle than SCI. Otherdays its the SCI. Either way, I cope and deal with it and move on.

  4. #4

    All day, all night........

    It's all good

  5. #5

    I find...

    ...the regular daily life issues that everyone including ABs face to be harder to cope with than the sci stuff.

    Obviously just a personal opinion.

  6. #6
    Hey, guess what Chris, your poll's exceeded the expected 15-vote count.

  7. #7
    Senior Member kort's Avatar
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    Jun 2002

    everyday life as a quadriplegic

    since my accident i see myself as your average person not as someone who is paralysed or in a wheelchair ! sometimes you just have to take life by the BALL'S and keep trucking !!!


  8. #8
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    Feb 2002
    middle of nowhere


    I don't want to depress anyone, but the first part was a real challenge to gain independence, next I felt near normal for years, had plenty of fun, Coping was easy because there was no time for worry, a new challenge every day. now the ageing process is harder on SCI's and after 35 years it's getting hard watching the hard fought for independence give way to scoliosis, shoulder and wrist injuries. I still have another expert to see on the 10th of July. I've cancelled 4 appointments so far but I'll get to the next one no matter what. Maybe he can glue and wire me back together for a few more years.WR

  9. #9
    so far 17 doing ok or better
    6 falling apart (because of SCI or life itself)
    I haven't voted

    so if my sums are correct 6 out of 23 is about one quarter??

    so three quarters of voters doing OK but a quarter are not
    that's a high percentage who are not coping

  10. #10


    it is depressing but honest (we may as well post honestly on the forums) as your accomplishments are as much as anyone could be expected to have done

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