There is no question your life will change after a spinal cord injury (SCI). While slight fluctuations in body temperature throughout the day are normal, a person with a spinal cord injury may have difficulty staying warm when the temperature drops. Individuals with a SCI may have reduced sensitivity to changes in heat or cold especially if they have poor circulation or a lack of sensation below the level of injury.
Figuring out how to get the things you need can be extremely challenging. Unfortunately, many things may not be covered by insurance. We get a lot of questions on what resources are out there for specialized rehab or help getting equipment that is not covered by insurance. Our team will do everything we can to help you find local or national resources like equipment exchanges or grant/ scholarship programs.
When I think of all the gifts I take for granted I guess the list is fairly extensive. I’m sure I am not alone in this regard as the things we would hold so dearly are often over looked in our day to day lives. As I write this blog I am reminded of how important my senses are.
Shawna Buchanan is from Licking, MO. She describes herself as "quirky", "fun" and a "loving person."Her passion in life is to spread her message against drinking and driving, always holding her smile on her face.