Spinal Cord Injury & Burnout (for the injured individual)

WAGSofSCIWAGSofSCI ModeratorPosts: 301Moderator Moderator
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Hello everyone,

Hope this weekend finds you well. With the change of season and change of temperatures preparing for the transition on our minds and bodies can feel exciting and a little chaotic. Changing wardrobes, preparing for body temperature changes, new routines, perhaps some of have returned back to school or work etc. I came across this awesome article posted on Backbone.com and I thought it was a really good read, even so that I shared it on my public forums and with all my able bodies friends and family. Check it out! 



Leave a comment below if you agree or disagree with the article.

Thanks for reading,

WAGs of SCI 
Your WAGS of SCI
(Elena and Brooke)


  • WAGSofSCIWAGSofSCI Moderator Posts: 301Moderator Moderator
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    Your WAGS of SCI
    (Elena and Brooke)
  • JHPRCJHPRC Information Specialist Posts: 25Moderator, Information Specialist Information Specialist
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    Burnout is def a scary thing, I had no idea that WHO now considered it a disease but it def makes sense being how much burnout  and stress can effect your body and health. The article also gave some great tips to better manage stress which I found helpful. 
  • BrittanyFrankBrittanyFrank Moderator Posts: 46Moderator Moderator
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    I so needed this article and reminder. I've definitely been feeling that burnout of dealing with SCI because it really is a full-time 30 hours a week job. The other point they made was that most people can escape their jobs and go on vacation for a week. But for SCI there is no break or vacation. My question with this is how individuals manage full-time jobs while taking care of their body and all that comes along with a SCI?
  • BrookeUBrookeU Moderator Posts: 176Moderator Moderator
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    I appreciate this article! Especially the line that mentions there is no vacation from injury. At the end of a long day of work/errands, I have the luxury of throwing on my pajamas and going to bed, but my brother has to go through a whole routine. I've felt guilty about this before, that we could be equally exhausted, but he doesn't get to just go to sleep immediately. The same goes for him having to get up earlier in the morning to start his day. Thanks for sharing!
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