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Dating paraplegic and quadraplegic

He recently published a new book, “ The number one question asked by people with spinal cord injuries or many other types of injuries is: “Will I be able to have children?

The open forum bulletin boards have anecdotal answers that are all over the place. I never get close to anything higher than a two foot curb.

Stuff happens, of course, that you can't predict and you shouldn't minimize or ignore the potential health hazards of paralysis, but I'd say the odds of carrying on are much greater than expiring at 69.75 years.

Every doctor I've ever asked has said I should live as long as I otherwise would have without an injury. Who knows, maybe I can live long enough to reach the coveted status of Oldest Living Paraplegic in America.

In any case, they paint a picture that strikes me at completely contrary to the experience of real people living in 2016, i.e., me.

If you Google up and ask the question – “What is the life expectancy of someone paralyzed at age 50? According to most reports, or at least the ones I could decipher, the answer is an additional 19.75 years or the age of 69.75.

Life After Paralysis is a blog that represents a variety of paralysis community members.

It is a place for open conversation about the issues and the interests of people living with paralysis, their family, friends, caregivers, and the professionals that serve them. If you are like me and ruminate about death now and then, here's my advice – don't read actuary tables.

If you live in driving distance from a first-rate medical facility, the MRI's and CAT scans and high voltage antibiotics and doctors who are experienced in these matters will most likely get you through.