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Dancing and Music

winkiewwinkie Posts: 174
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:31 AM in Depression and Coping
Last night I went to a friends 50th party. Worried about access being in a wheelchair, especially bathroom issues etc.The meal went well, then the music started-how I loved to dance, felt a bit down, then my friend came over and next thing I'm on the dance floor (helped by my meds and a slurp of wine). They whirled and twirled me in my chair- I waved my arms and felt amazing. The music and my friends gave me a gift I thought was lost to me-it was magic. Others got up and danced with us-truly I was transported to a place that was me before my accident.What a lesson to learn-never limit yourself. Music is now going to become an aid for me-take me to places in my mind where physical limitations don't matter.
Thank you for letting me share my story, perhaps others may find a way to let music ease their issues even for a while.
Hugs n' Loves- Paula


  • i am so happy for you! :D you have been handed a wonderful tool to take up some of the time pain takes away from us. i love to put on the radio and lay in bed and just sway away!! :D i follow the music and forget all about being in pain.. :D i hope you find the same delight in music as i have!! :X you are off to a great start!! :D day or night you can always access music!! Jenny :)
  • Keeps me going...;>)
  • Thank you for sharing. I had such a wonderful vision in my mind while reading your story...I travelled with you for a moment.

    I'm so happy that you've found a place to be where you find peace and happiness, and realize you can visit there any time you'd like.

    The next time I'm dancing and I see someone in a wheelchair, I just might ask them if they'd like to dance with me.

  • Jim actually started this whole thing when he shared his music online-I owe you Jim. Forgot how much music can do. I was really bragging at my dancing prowess, even in a wheelchair, full of pain killers, in that moment I felt beautiful and part of the human race. Realised pain isolates us but this site and the people like PapaRon, Wrambler and so many others, Ming, Chary so many will help us find a way to move forward-I'm full of rambling gratitude today but truly grateful.
    Hugs n' Loves - Paula
  • A beautiful story, thanks for sharing with us, and letting us envision your moment of true happiness!!! Peace and love to you!!!
    APROUD CANADIANveteranButNOTa doctor, my thoughts are my own
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,865
    Even though you could not do the dancing you would love to do, your friends found a way to keep you in the dancing mood!
    That was awesome
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • shake shake shake that booty. hahahahahahahah. its great to have a ball when you can.
  • I used to dance with a wheelchair bound friend in Pasadena Texas, It was great and of all things, there was a shyness about asking this great gal...once the ice was broken ,her life shone through. go ahead and dance, its the others whoer missing out on you!
    William Garza
    Spine-Health Mod

    Welcome to Spine-Health

  • I started all this???
    btw, I could never dance except the waltz and that lasted only 3 minutes...;>)
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