New Life Choices
Disability has often triggered major life changes as people need to find different ways to accomplish the tasks of daily life, but it can lead to new life choices. A person might find the loss of a limb distressing at first, but the rehabilitative therapy to help them learn how to cope can show them new options for living a balanced life. The person who took their vision for granted could find other senses awakening as they learn how to navigate in an unseen world, and they could find it offers new challenges that can be fun or interesting.
When a body part is missing or no longer functioning, changes are essential. The first steps of learning how to live with them can be frightening, but the majority of people adapt fairly fast. Losing a limb often means finding alternatives, but it does not always mean sitting in a wheelchair for the rest of the person’s life. They will learn how to exercise and eat healthy meals to keep their body strong for a long and active lifestyle.
Losing vision is often one of the most distressing disabilities a person can have, and learning how to move through the world can feel like living in a nightmare. Learning how to listen to the sounds that are present can help a person make the adjustment, and they can become used to going out into the world on their own. Some people have guide dogs to help them, and going for a brisk walk might eventually be a normal part of their daily exercise routine.
Living with a disability is not easy, and no one should ever diminish the work and effort it takes to overcome any loss. Being able to continue a normal life might not be possible, but a disability does not mean making healthy lifestyle choices is impossible.