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      I used to dream I was running on and on. I thought it was my way of dealing with not running so I started racing chairs. The dream went away after awhile and I believe it was my way of dealing with SCI. I was running from accepting my injury.I hate dreaming about work because you don't get paid overtime for it!


        I just completed a friend's web site for his band. To my surprise, he wrote a song about the impact of our relationship. I've only known him since I was injured. Anyways, my favorite lyrics of the song are "run like the boy in your dreams."

        Listen to the song (MP3)

        Check out the lyrics

        C5 injury with partial C6 function on left.


          I tend to dream about three things.

          1. Real sex with orgasm & ejaculation not fake moaning, groaning & viagra
          2. Skiing or snowboarding again
          3. Riding a bike... preferably at high speed

          These three things, for me, are what made life worth living and brought me joy. SCI destroyed and continues to destroy many of the things that are worth anything.

          Waking up usually leaves me empty & bitter. Better to sleep & dream!
          "Oh yeah life goes on
          Long after the thrill of livin is gone"

          John Cougar Mellencamp


            in my dreams i'm ab. sometimes i have to stay in my chair like it's the law or something and i try not to get caught standing.

            'Those who would trade liberty for safety deserve neither.' - Benjamin Franklin
            Death and taxes


              Whenever I dream myself,it's always without the wheelchair,in every dream I am never disabled,I am walking,running or taking airplanes!

              Wheels for Independence


                When I dream I'm usually walking, although sometimes like someone else said there is something wrong with me. I still tend to be slower than everyone else. A lot of times, I am pushing my chair in case I get tired and need to set in it. A really weird thing is my sister-in-law has only known me post SCI, and she says she has never had a dream of me that I wasn't up and running around.

                The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
                Don Juan Matus
                The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. ~ Don Juan Matus
                We are Virginia Tech… We must laugh again… No one deserves a tragedy… We are strong, and brave, and innocent, and unafraid…We are better than we think and not quit what we want to be…We are the Hokies…We will prevail, we will prevail, we will prevail. We ARE Virginia Tech! ~ Nikki Giovanni


                  I had a dream the other night I was in my standing frame (6000 Glider) and discovered I could move my legs. It was quite depressing to wake up to reality. [img]/forum/images/smilies/frown.gif[/img]

                  Learn from the mistakes of others, you won't live long enough to make all of them yourself.
                  Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make all of them yourself.


                    The only dream I have had for a long time, and it just continues to happen is when I was on my motorcycle that morning, and I keep dreaming about when I made the impact with the car that turned in front of me. It feels so real like I can feel that thrust of pain as I hit. I wake up sweating and shaking, Just wish it would stop.


                      The most reoccurring dream I have starts in my chair and I forget I can't walk and I get up and shakily walk away

                      With all of our running and all of our cunning
                      If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane
                      With all of our running and all of our cunning
                      If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane


                        I'm always AB still. Check out this dream description I posted a while back on the forum my some of my friends and I share. Apologies for the typos and language, but when you forget dreams as fast as I do you just have to get it down any way possible as soon as possible. Here 'tis:
                        Holy crap, this dream was insane, and I know Nate and Shaun will love it. I went this Judo/Taekwando type competition that was held in a ring. I was competing some how, thinking "holy crap, I just got out of my chair and my legs started working! It must be when I'm practicing martial arts! I'll just not think about it and it will last."

                        Anyways, I somehow was really good all of a sudden. I was seriously beating down on lots of people all through the competition, and there was this one other guy who was doing the same. He was very honorable and friendly, and it was like we were the brothers in Street Fighter or Double Dragon or whatever that show was. Anyways, there was one round where the two of us, being recongnized as the best, were placed in the ring together to fight off bunches of competitors, who were sent in a continual stream. Somehow, I dispatched of one competitor very quickly with this (oh yeah, the ring was a trampoline like surface) move where I front flipped away from the guy, and immediately upon landing sprung backwards to spear back into him and knock him off the mat. Somehow, for beating the first person or something, I was allowed to sit out the rest of the match and watch this other guy fight off like 30 people. It was very cool.

                        I remember getting a medal, and talking with this guy and him saying something like "you are a great competitor, I know we will be great rivals." It was in a friendly, comrade-like manner though.

                        That's it. I woke up, once again pissed that I didn't really have my legs back, and even more pissed that I wasn't really good at martial arts. Fuck!

                        I have met the dragon. . .



                          i,too, dream as an ab person. there was only 1 time i didn't and i was so worked up about it.


                            this is so interesting to see how everybody dreams. I'm a firm believer that dreams are an excellent way to see into one's subconscious thoughts and feelings. dreams mean something. they're never just random...they come from somewhere in there.

                            I always remember my dreams. I don't think I've ever had one where I am in my chair. but, like lots of others I am usually aware that something is holding me back or slowing me down. I'm aware things aren't "right".

                            I've had a few dreams where there will be a physical barrier of some sort(i.e stairs) and I know I can't get around them without some help. I should be completely able to do so in the able-bodied-state that I am in. but, my head tells me I can't. confusing and frustrating....I also usually still have to cath rather than pee like normal. isn't that funny? I bet I never dreamed about peeing before my accident. but, it's such a big tie-down and chore now. [img]/forum/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]

                            " The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
                            - Alan Kay

                            "The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
                            - Alan Kay


                              I don't remember them well, but I'm sometimes A/B, but other times I'm normal life. 20 years post.

                              Live life as you see fit, not as the world says.
                              C2/3 quad since February 20, 1985.


                                When I can remember my dreams, I am usually AB, but I can remember thinking "wow, my legs work again". Sometimes I do dream that I'm in my chair, but not very often. Seems like most people here also dream they're AB, but have some consciousness that they're not supposed to be. I wonder what that means...