amys-asrt-shoulderWhen doctors warn you at the beginning of your journey as a wheelchair user, or if you’re born disabled and your doctor tells you this when you’re a kid, let me tell you as a person 20 years post – they weren’t joking.

All of a sudden, you’ll get the injury they warned you about. And coming back from it? Don’t even think about it. Well, think about it, try incredibly hard and never give up, but know it will be a hard, hard road. It’s not easy healing a joint that you still have to use to move through life. Not all of us have butlers who can wait on us 24/7.

I had my first big injury two months ago. I strained the muscles in m