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Bernadette – How did you develop an understanding of the injury?

Bernadette – How did you develop an understanding of the injury?

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I think that in the beginning you really don’t grasp what has happened, because you are faced with this event, and things are so different, and they really don’t talk about it a lot.  They address the injury, but they really don&rsqu... Show More

I think that in the beginning you really don’t grasp what has happened, because you are faced with this event, and things are so different, and they really don’t talk about it a lot.  They address the injury, but they really don’t say to you that “X, Y, Z is going to happen.”  So, you have to live and learn each day, and you listen to the doctors.  You’re at the hospital during certain times, but then doctors there, and I think because of his age, he is an adult, they talk to him.  So, you really don’t know.  You know that your life is going to be different, you know that there’s a lot of uncertainty, but you just can’t put your finger on it I think.  

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Bernadette – How did you develop an understanding of the injury?

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Son injured in 2006 at age 21, quadriplegic
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I think that in the beginning you really don’t grasp what has happened, because you are faced with this event, and things are so different, and they really don’t talk about it a lot.  They address the injury, but they really don’t say to you that “X, Y, Z is going to happen.”  So, you have to live and learn each day, and you listen to the doctors.  You’re at the hospital during certain times, but then doctors there, and I think because of his age, he is an adult, they talk to him.  So, you really don’t know.  You know that your life is going to be different, you know that there’s a lot of uncertainty, but you just can’t put your finger on it I think.  

Bernadette – How did you develop an understanding of the injury?
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