The MSKTC works closely with researchers in the 14 Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model System Centers to develop resources for people living with spinal cord injury and their supporters. They have several user-friendly resources that are grounded in evidence and available in a variety of formats such as printable PDF documents, videos, and slideshows. We would like to feature a resource from www.msktc.org/sci in each of our newsletters.
This feature is about adjusting to life after a spinal cord injury. Adjustment is how you adapt to or become used to those new situations. A few examples of exciting changes in life are starting a new job, getting married, and having children. Losing a job, getting divorced, and losing a loved one are examples of changes that can be challenging.
Having a spinal cord injury (SCI) is, without doubt, a new and challenging situation. SCI affects almost every aspect of your life when it happens, and it can be hard to put your life back in order and adjust to living with SCI. This initial adjustment period may be hard, but most people adjust well in time. Then, they continue to adjust to ongoing changes in life similar to those that everyone experiences.
To learn more about this, visit www.msktc.org/sci to download this factsheet as well as any others you may be interested in.