Q. I’m in my second year as a T9 complete paraplegic and I do my best to keep my skin healthy, including routine weight shifts and nightly mirror checks for potential trouble spots. Although I’m careful, I’m currently tending quarter-sized burns on each knee, which I now realize happened when I was warming myself near a wood stove after a day of cross-country skiing.
When I shared this cautionary tale at my local SCI support group, others chimed in with their winter-related skin injuries. I thought I had a handle on skin protection, but this is a whole new area that I don’t recall from rehab. Are there any online resources that list potential winter skin dangers?
A. Todd, your question brings up the importance of dev