How I Continued working as a Tech “Guru” after my Car Accident/Spine Injury

We all are familiar with those depressing statistics that indicates that spinal cord injury and the full-time job never go together, and when they do, it will probably take years and sometimes decades of self-acceptance. However, through experience, I have come to know that everything in life is about preparation, perseverance, and constant support from experts and people around you. Some people say that it is all about luck, but I think everyone can beat the odds! Here’s how I continued working as a tech guru after my car accident/spine injury to prove that it is possible to get back with your life, although not entirely, satisfactory.

A while ago, I was involved in one of the most distressing time of my life, when my life took an expected turn following a car accident that left me with a spinal injury and almost put me in the wheelchair for the rest of my life.  Thankfully I was able to recover (and also recovered a decent payout after taking up my lawyer on his free consultation for spine injury cases), and living with my injury has not in any way prevented me from continuing pursuing my dreams, not in the ways I could have imagined, but yes, I have been pursuing some of my dreams. It has not been easy I can admit, but with the help of a physical therapist, I have been able to discover creative ways to overcome some of the primary challenges people with spinal injuries have encountered especially in the rural setting.

Remember the Accident, but Moving On

Ergonomic desk for spin injuries.
This is a similar setup to mine that I use for my hours on the computer each day.

I often remember the day of the accident and what I could have accomplished if I never happened, but I don’t like to think about it often. I remember the car flipping several times, can still hear the sound of those broken windows. As you expect, spinal injury has a severe traumatic effect not just on your body, but also on the execution of the former daily function. Regardless I do try my best, although when it comes to some life issues, I feel like a newbie; day-to-day activities are a little extensive, sometimes not as fast as I expect. Sometimes I am exhausted, but I do go beyond people expectations, and I never quit, and I always do my best in life. It took me several months to start moving on with my life; I had to set new goals, baby ones, then within time, it became possible to set bigger ones.

How I Get By as a Tech “Guru”

Today, I work full time as a tech guru despite those dismal statistics that spinal injury and a full-time job is nearly impossible. The most important thing is to get support whether it’s from a therapist, community or any experts. Other than that, I never lose sight of what is imperative to me; I love technology, and I believe that a lot can be done to help those who have been involved in an unfortunate accident and found themselves’ in my situation or worse. Yes, they may be forced to tweak their plans, and their effort toward achieving something, but being clear about their goals is more than important; staying with the larger vision is the key to success under any circumstance. With or without attendant it is possible to achieve and be a better performer like anybody else.