Emma Carey, 25-godišnjakinja iz Australije, 2013. godine doživjela je tešku nesreću nakon koje je ostala nepokretna.
Skakala je padobranom iz helikoptera, no padobran se nije ispravno otvorio pa je pala na stomak zajedno sa svojim instruktorom.
U padu joj je zgnječena kičma, zbog čega je postala paraplegičarka, no iako su joj ljekari rekli da nikad više neće hodati, nakon brojnih operacija i rehabilitacija, Emma je prohodala.
Danas se svi dive njenom oporavku, a na Instagramu je prati više od 120 hiljada ljudi. Ona je zbog toga odlučila pokazati svima kako još ima problema zbog pada koji je ostavio trajne posljedice na njenom tijelu.
“Samo zato što hodam, ljudi misle kako sam se u potpunosti oporavila od povrede leđne moždine, ali istina je da su ostale trajne posljedice. Jedna je od njih to da uopšte ne kontrolišem ni svoj mjehur ni crijeva. Mjehur mi može zadržati najviše 100 ml mokraće prije no što procuri. To je manje od pola šoljice tekućine, što znači da doslovno stalno piškim u gaćice”, objasnila je u statusu na Instagramu.
Međutim, došla je do tačke u kojoj se umorila od skrivanja i bilo joj je dosta ljutnje na samu sebe. “Prošlo je pet godina od tada i mislim da ne postoji prijatelj koji me nije vidio kako mokrim. Obično napomenem ljudima da sam inkontinentna unutar prvih 10 minuta od upoznavanja, a sada objavljujem sliku svog mokrog šortsa javno i uopšte se ne kajem zbog toga”, zaključila je Emma.
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I’ve seen this photo floating around the internet lately so thought I’d take a moment to chat about my pee covered pants. This is what I look like every. single. day. Multiple times a day. I think because I can walk, people tend to think I have completely recovered from my spinal cord injury but the truth is I still have many lasting effects, one of them being that I am completely incontinent with both my bladder and bowels. At first I was so embarrassed by this and tried to keep it a secret. I didn’t leave the house because I was so worried that people would find out. I wouldn’t tell anyone why I had to be near a toilet at all times. I wouldn’t let anyone see my catheters or pads. I would run away and hide every time I had an accident. It was exhausting trying to keep it a secret, so instead I just didn’t let anyone close to me. It wasn’t long until I realised that if I was going to get upset and angry every time I peed myself, it would mean that I would be upset and angry every single day of my life. For the rest of my life. And that’s when it hit me.. I survived a bloody skydiving accident. I don’t know how or why but I know that it certainly wasn’t to live a depressing life. I owed myself way more than that. Now it’s five years later and I don’t think I have a single friend that hasn’t seen me pee. I tell people about my incontinence generally within 10 minutes of meeting them. And now I’m posting a picture of my pee covered pants to over 100,000 people without a second thought. The point of this isn’t for sympathy or for praise, it’s to show you that it is completely and entirely possible to not give a single sh*t about the things that people expect you to care about. Just because we have grown up to believe that certain things are taboo or shouldn’t be spoken about, doesn’t mean that they are. Just because people think you should feel embarrassed about something, doesn’t mean you need to. Just because people might judge you on a certain thing, doesn’t mean you need to care. How you feel about certain situations is entirely up to you. If you own your life and all your ‘flaws’, they will never be able to own you. It’s the most freeing thing in the world.