About Bob Vogel

A wheelchair user since 1985, Bob Vogel is an adventurer at heart and has written about experiences ranging from scuba diving to hang gliding. He works from his Loomis, Calif., home where he is on his greatest and most rewarding adventure yet, being a dad to his 12-year-old daughter, Sarah, with the help of Schatzie, his German Shepherd service dog.

February 2017

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November 2016

October 2016

How to Find a Qualified Surgeon and/or Seek a Second Opinion

By | 2017-01-13T20:41:17+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|

Q. I’m 44 and a T8 paraplegic. I recently found out I have Charcot’s spine and was referred to a surgeon who wants to extend my rods down to L3. He says he has done lots of this type of surgery, but hasn’t done it on someone with a spinal cord injury...

August 2016

Anticholinergic Medications and Dementia: Clarification, Perspective, Options

By | 2017-01-13T20:41:22+00:00 August 1st, 2016|

Q. I’m 49, in my 10th year as a T7 complete para. I take VESIcare to manage my bladder spasms. For me it has minimal side effects, mainly dry mouth and drowsiness, but it’s difficult to tell if the tired feeling is from the drug or life as a para ...

June 2016

The Inaccurate and Dangerous Message of “Me Before You”

By | 2017-01-13T20:41:24+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|

Hollywood’s latest tearjerker, Me Before You, promotes the dangerous message that it is preferable, and somehow nobler, to choose euthanasia than it is to live [...]

May 2016

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