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7 years ago, I had a car accident. After said accident, I had a stroke. I should have been okay, but they held off giving me medicine that could help because my spleen was hurt. So I had a stroke. Said stroke left me quadriplegic (unable to move) and mute (unable to speak).

"Well," you might be saying, "you don't have to go to school/work." That's true, but I also can't go the park, the arcade, the mall. Even when I can go somewhere, all I can do is sit and watch. I can want so badly to join in but all I can do is watch. After 7-ish years I'm used to it but that doesn't mean I like it.
Life: A Spectator Sport
The title's a play on words.
Via Facebook:
When the 9/11 attacks happened, apparently 2 of the I beams fused into a cross. They want to put it in the 9/11 museum, but an athiest group is fighting them tooth and nail trying to keep them from doing so.

OK, speaking as an athiest: wtf? THIS is what you choose to get upset over? I get not wanting prayer in school but getting upset over a couple pieces of metal is kinda silly. The 9/11 attacks were terrible, so if 1 tiny symbol of hope (for most people) came from all that terrible why can't you just roll with it? Besides, it's not as in-your-face as prayer in schools or that 10 commandments monument (I think it's in Texas).

Side note
The problem I have with most athiest groups (even though we might fundamentally agree about not believing in god) are their double standards: "I/we should be able to post whatever we want but you can't because you're oppressing us!" Um, ok? Aren't you doing the exact same thing?
I watch science stuff a lot, mostly about space and (inexorably) exoplanets. Most of the time it's stuff that makes sense (like the chemical composition of the atmosphere) but more often than not the subject of life comes up.

I get that we only have the examples of life we're used to- we don't really have any reason to assume any different- I just wish they would include those 4 words. "Life as we know it".
Lately I've been hearing a lot about this law recently passed by the Governor of Indiana that was supposed to be all-inclusive (I think) but (not sure if it was an accident) didn't include gay people.

Now, before I continue, I want to make something abundantly clear: I have absolutely no problem with homosexuality. What I do have a problem with is discrimination, including the kind of discrimination we don't usually consider discrimination. While, yes, forcing them to do what we want might seem like the right thing, it's kind of a catch 22. We can't deny them their freedoms while enjoying those freedoms ourselves.
To most people, bed rails seem arbitrary: when's the last time you fell out of bed? But for me, they're necessary.

Ordinarily when you sleep, your brain pretty much paralyses your body and then you move around when you're awake. For me it's basically the opposite. When I'm awake I have basically 0 control but when I'm asleep I'll (apparently) do things like kick people in the head. My parents will put me to bed 1 way and when the nurse checks on me in in the morning I'll have an arm through 1 rail and a leg through the other. If the rails weren't there I would most definitely be on the floor.
On Bed Rails
Always used to wonder why hospital beds had rails. Glad they do.


Sara Baker
United States
I was in a car accident a few years ago, had a stroke and now I have something called Locked-in Syndrome:…

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merci :)
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Thank you for the favorite! :D
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You have a TON of interesting articles going on there.
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Why thank you :)
gymnosophist Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Writer
:D:D B-Day! :party: Hope you have a fun one & that this year will be your best yet... :heart:
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:cake: Happy Birthday Sara! :party:
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