Spinal injury dating
The vertebrae are the bones stacked on top of each other that make up the spine.
The spine contains many nerves, and extends from the brain’s base down the back, ending close to the buttocks.
We stopped on the curb to say our goodbyes and get into our cars, when I noticed our friend go over to Aaron.
If the spinal cord sustains an injury, some or all of these impulses may not be able to “get through.” The result is a complete or total loss of sensation and mobility below the injury.
I did not understand the gravity of what he endured until eight years later, after I met Aaron, and began to experience what Aaron went through each day.
Aaron and I had our first date at a Mexican restaurant with the newlyweds from the wedding where we met.
Maybe my ramblings would be relatable to other significant others in situations like mine, but that is for another time. So allow me to tell you my thoughts on beginning to date someone in a wheelchair: Before I met Aaron, I had almost no prior experience with a wheelchair user.
My experience was limited to the in and out transfer from a hospital room to the front seat of a car with a family member. I do remember a time in high school, a classmate of mine broke their back while riding an ATV over the holiday break.