Setting up tecla-e for iPhone to control smartphone without hands

Together with assistance I set up a tecla-e bluetooth switch control device so that I could independently use my phone that was attached to my wheelchair.

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Power Wheelchair drive to my office in Berlin Kreuzberg

What a challenge!

I went from the neurological rehabilitation hospital Beelitz Heilstätten to visit my company with its offices at the Transistor coworking space in Berlin Kreuzberg.

The purpose of my trip was a meeting with an auditor of the labour office which is responsible for substituting inclusion of employees with handicap. Continue reading Power Wheelchair drive to my office in Berlin Kreuzberg

Monday

Today I spend a half day with my brother. It was a great day. We shared some special moments. Andreas N., who is also client in Beelitz Heilstätten, cooked with Peggy (our favourite therapist) for my brother and me. We brought some white wine and campus for the dinner. It was our second dinner together. Continue reading Monday

How to Stay Positive After Being Paralyzed by a Spinal Cord Injury

I always believed that I was unbreakable. Before the accident, I had actually never broken any of my bones.

Now I’ve broken my neck. Irreversible paralysis. All four limbs affected. It really couldn’t be much worse. Just three more vertebrae to go. No breathing on my own, no head control, neurological damage, stroke, coma, death.

However, I am a survivor and my brain still works. Still, it is a hard time to stay positive. This is why I started listing all of the things that have changed in a positive way after my spinal cord injury. Continue reading How to Stay Positive After Being Paralyzed by a Spinal Cord Injury

How to stay positive beeing paralyzed after spinal cord injury

I always believed I am unbreakable. I actually never broke any of my bones.

Now I broke my neck. Irreversible paralysis, all four limbs affected. It really couldn’t be much worse. Just three more vertebrae to go. No breathing by my own, no head control, neurological damage, stroke, coma, death.

However I am a survivor and my brain still works. Still, it is a hard time to stay positive. This is why I started listing all things which changed in a positive way after my spinal cord injury. Continue reading How to stay positive beeing paralyzed after spinal cord injury