In this Vlog, I share more details about what I can feel and about Autonomic Dysreflexia. It is easy to think that spinal cord injuries are cut and dry when it comes to feeling and movement but it is not. Every person with a spinal cord injury is different! In this video, I share things that I have never shared while speaking. I did want to mention two other things that I forgot in the video:
My injury is somewhat crooked. I can move the same on each side but my right side is much stronger then my left. Because of this, I tend to use my left arm for balance and my right arm to do most of my daily tasks. A lot of people think that my left arm is paralyzed but it is not.
I wanted to explain what paralysis feels like in my life. Again, it is different for each person but for me I do not have any pain. Internally, my legs don’t feel any different from when I was walking, it is just when I go to move them they don’t listen ;) Sometimes it feels like when my leg would fall asleep and would tingle but it is not painful. When someone pushes hard on my leg I can feel it deep down but not on the surface. It could also be explained like a numbness when you get Novocaine.
Please let me know if you have any questions that I did not cover in this video or writing :)