Skydiving accident survivor shares brave photo showing struggle with incontinence

Skydiving accident survivor shares brave photo showing struggle with incontinence
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An Australian woman who suffered a horrifying skydiving accident has revealed how it left her peeing her pants daily.

Walking paraplegic Emma Carey took to Instagram to share how a 2013 skydiving incident in Europe has left her completely incontinent in both her bladder and bowels.

"I've seen this photo floating around the internet lately so thought I'd take a moment to chat about my pee covered pants," the post reads. 

"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.

"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."

Ms Carey had never skydived before her accident.

The 25-year-old landed on her stomach sustaining numerous life threatening injuries after the parachute on the tandem skydive failed to open.

The injury to her L1 vertebra left her paralysed from the waist down but she has since learnt to walk again after surgery and rehabilitation.

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