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Christopher – What was the hardest part of the first days in the hospital?

Christopher – What was the hardest part of the first days in the hospital?

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It was the physical, all the physical things that were happening to me.  They, you know, the touching of my body in different ways that I’ve never been touched before.  Someone, you know, giving, catheterizing me.  The, you know,... Show More

It was the physical, all the physical things that were happening to me.  They, you know, the touching of my body in different ways that I’ve never been touched before.  Someone, you know, giving, catheterizing me.  The, you know, my body was just in so much pain, but it’s just all the physical aspects, the things that were happening at the time.  It was almost in a sense that I was being, I felt like I was being violated in a way.  Because there was so much happening at one time, and I didn’t know what to expect, I guess in a sense.  And so, there was doctors and nurses, and everybody’s feeding you information trying to explain to you what’s going on.  It’s just, it was very overwhelming to me, and I didn’t know what to think.  And so, I was very scared, very scared at that point.  

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Christopher – What was the hardest part of the first days in the hospital?

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Injured in 1980 at age 16, quadriplegic
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It was the physical, all the physical things that were happening to me.  They, you know, the touching of my body in different ways that I’ve never been touched before.  Someone, you know, giving, catheterizing me.  The, you know, my body was just in so much pain, but it’s just all the physical aspects, the things that were happening at the time.  It was almost in a sense that I was being, I felt like I was being violated in a way.  Because there was so much happening at one time, and I didn’t know what to expect, I guess in a sense.  And so, there was doctors and nurses, and everybody’s feeding you information trying to explain to you what’s going on.  It’s just, it was very overwhelming to me, and I didn’t know what to think.  And so, I was very scared, very scared at that point.  

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