Having Limited Movement: A Personal Account of Physical Disability

Russell Eisenman

Abstract


The author presents his personal experience with physical disability. For several years there was no accurate diagnosis. Even after the problem was diagnosed the medical treatment was typically limited to the main symptoms and did not involve the whole person or secondary problems such as new physical injury or pain as a result of adjusting to pain and limited movement. Recently, problems with cardiac arteries have been discovered, but - due to physical disability - the author is unable to do the walking that his cardiologist encourages.

Keywords


physical disability; limited movement; pain

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/dsq.v23i1.404

Copyright (c) 2003 Russell Eisenman



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