Breaking your neck or your back might not seem like something to celebrate, but every day people all across the world with spinal cord injuries do just that. Tim Gilmer talks with 10 wheelers to try to understand the motivation and what people get out of this seemingly odd tradition.
This month’s cover story is about the practice of commemorating the onset of paralysis — 10 stories of readers who celebrate the day that changed their lives forever. But soon after I finished writing the stories, I realized my own date, July 11, was upon me, and I had no plan for celebrating the 52nd anniversary of my plane crash.
Nothing defines a person’s priorities better than how that person spends money. Trump’s 2018 budget proposal clearly shows that his priorities do not include people with disabilities, poor people and children, to name a few
Dressed in drag and lip-synching badly, we were “Diana Gross and the Testosterones.” Again, no trophy, but the brave pastor got plenty of flack.
Pain pills provide needed daily relief, and we know how to use them safely. But do we, really?
“The Pain That Never Stops,” elicited several helpful responses from readers who shared their experiences in dealing with neuropathic pain. But some readers contacted me after reading the article and reported using different drugs than those mentioned.
Stabbing. Burning. Shooting. Maddening. Tim Gilmer addresses neuropathic pain and searches for solutions.
If this is not proof of failure of our health care system, I don’t know what is.
When the problem is soul-deep — I am to blame, I got what I deserved — it feels like there is no escape.