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

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

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For me my first couple of weeks, I was not really coherent in communication. So, waking up in the hospital and realizing that I was in the hospital, tubes and wires everywhere. For me it was really kind of trying to grasp what was going on. And also,... Show More

For me my first couple of weeks, I was not really coherent in communication. So, waking up in the hospital and realizing that I was in the hospital, tubes and wires everywhere. For me it was really kind of trying to grasp what was going on. And also, you know, so—find out that I have a spinal cord injury, I have a permanent disability, you know, never going to walk again, I was really trying to come to the grasp of what am I going to do next, what’s going to happen here, because I’m 17, still in high school. It was hard to really grasp and the concept of spinal cord injury, especially hearing “you broke your neck,” you’re relating to stereotypes of what a broken neck means, you know from the neck down—not knowing if you’re going to be on a feeding tube for the rest of my life, have a trach in my neck for the rest of my life. It was really kind of coming to grasp with what that all means.

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

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Injured in 1995 at age 17, quadriplegic
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For me my first couple of weeks, I was not really coherent in communication. So, waking up in the hospital and realizing that I was in the hospital, tubes and wires everywhere. For me it was really kind of trying to grasp what was going on. And also, you know, so—find out that I have a spinal cord injury, I have a permanent disability, you know, never going to walk again, I was really trying to come to the grasp of what am I going to do next, what’s going to happen here, because I’m 17, still in high school. It was hard to really grasp and the concept of spinal cord injury, especially hearing “you broke your neck,” you’re relating to stereotypes of what a broken neck means, you know from the neck down—not knowing if you’re going to be on a feeding tube for the rest of my life, have a trach in my neck for the rest of my life. It was really kind of coming to grasp with what that all means.

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