Sharing a user perspective on the consequences of bladder, bowel and sexual issues following a Spinal Cord Injury – Jason Gunn looks at his experiences with these issues.
Jason Gunn is a C4 Incomplete injury after suffering a spinal stroke in 2007 and further damage in January 2013. Jason worked as a secondary school teacher for 18 years as Assistant Head teacher until 2013 due to medical retirement.
Jason’s stroke in 2007, had a devastating impact on his life and family and through hard work, determination and problem solving he overcame a wide range of obstacles and in doing so returned to work, able to walk with support for 6 years. The second injury had more extensive damage which caused further complications and thus is now a fulltime wheelchair user.
Jason now volunteers as Peer Supporter at the NSIC, working with other SCI patients drawing upon lived experience and help others gain skills for lifelong independence. He also volunteers working with disabled adults and as a Partnership In Experience Member for Oxford University Psychology PHD Students teaching department.