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How do you answer the question: “Will I ever walk again?”

How do you answer the question: “Will I ever walk again?”

Lisa Rosen, MS

Educational Program Manager, Life Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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I never make predictions on any one's recovery, there's no two spinal cord injuries that have been alike. In working 20 years in rehabilitation, I've been surprised many times. So, I'll never make an assumption that this person is goi... Show More

I never make predictions on any one's recovery, there's no two spinal cord injuries that have been alike. In working 20 years in rehabilitation, I've been surprised many times. So, I'll never make an assumption that this person is going to have a certain lifestyle. But, what I can tell them is that in between, or to get to the walking, there's still life to be lived, and they have to really take a look at themselves, and their interests, and their passions, and whatever it is that they're going to be doing. That if you live a life only focused on therapy and walking, it gets old after a while. You have to, you know, try to build in other things besides just that goal.

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How do you answer the question: “Will I ever walk again?”

Lisa Rosen, MS

Educational Program Manager, Life Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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I never make predictions on any one's recovery, there's no two spinal cord injuries that have been alike. In working 20 years in rehabilitation, I've been surprised many times. So, I'll never make an assumption that this person is going to have a certain lifestyle. But, what I can tell them is that in between, or to get to the walking, there's still life to be lived, and they have to really take a look at themselves, and their interests, and their passions, and whatever it is that they're going to be doing. That if you live a life only focused on therapy and walking, it gets old after a while. You have to, you know, try to build in other things besides just that goal.

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