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Stephanie – What do you wish you had known at the beginning?

Stephanie – What do you wish you had known at the beginning?

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Managing the aspect of bowel and bladder care is really a huge aspect to independent living and transitioning. We went out for our very first doctor's appointment out of the nursing home to Columbus in August, so about two month after Mike's ... Show More

Managing the aspect of bowel and bladder care is really a huge aspect to independent living and transitioning. We went out for our very first doctor's appointment out of the nursing home to Columbus in August, so about two month after Mike's accident, and we didn't even bring a change of clothes. We didn't bring, I think we probably brought, an extra diaper and other things that Mike needed, but the concept of not even being prepared for a six or eight hour day like that was just, you know, now comical, but you live and learn each of these mistakes along the way.

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Stephanie – What do you wish you had known at the beginning?

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Partner or spouse injured in 2004 at age 41, paraplegic
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Managing the aspect of bowel and bladder care is really a huge aspect to independent living and transitioning. We went out for our very first doctor's appointment out of the nursing home to Columbus in August, so about two month after Mike's accident, and we didn't even bring a change of clothes. We didn't bring, I think we probably brought, an extra diaper and other things that Mike needed, but the concept of not even being prepared for a six or eight hour day like that was just, you know, now comical, but you live and learn each of these mistakes along the way.

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