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What’s the best advice you have for someone with a new spinal cord injury?

What’s the best advice you have for someone with a new spinal cord injury?

Jonathon Rose, PhD

Psychologist/Director Spinal Cord Injury, Outpatient Psychologist, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, CA

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Don’t be afraid to explore; there’s not one road for everybody. I see people who go back to pretty much their old life, which is great. There are other people who decide that the lifestyle they had—the behavior they exhibited is what got them p... Show More

Don’t be afraid to explore; there’s not one road for everybody. I see people who go back to pretty much their old life, which is great. There are other people who decide that the lifestyle they had—the behavior they exhibited is what got them paralyzed—they build a new life that is better after injury. A kind of post-traumatic growth. Talk to other people, learn from your peers, go online like you are now and learn from what’s available out there. Don’t accept limitations. We have patients who’ve been nominated for Nobel Prizes, patients who are in business, patients who operate a profession from their bed because they’re tied to a ventilator. Many, many, many things are possible, don’t give up.

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What’s the best advice you have for someone with a new spinal cord injury?

Jonathon Rose, PhD

Psychologist/Director Spinal Cord Injury, Outpatient Psychologist, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, CA

More Videos by Jonathon Rose
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Don’t be afraid to explore; there’s not one road for everybody. I see people who go back to pretty much their old life, which is great. There are other people who decide that the lifestyle they had—the behavior they exhibited is what got them paralyzed—they build a new life that is better after injury. A kind of post-traumatic growth. Talk to other people, learn from your peers, go online like you are now and learn from what’s available out there. Don’t accept limitations. We have patients who’ve been nominated for Nobel Prizes, patients who are in business, patients who operate a profession from their bed because they’re tied to a ventilator. Many, many, many things are possible, don’t give up.

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