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Jim – What was your greatest fear at first?

Jim – What was your greatest fear at first?

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Well this was probably more down the road, was my fear of basically not breathing, which was popping off the, the ventilator, which happens occasionally, sometimes once a month, sometimes five time a month. But when I was first getting used to it, or... Show More

Well this was probably more down the road, was my fear of basically not breathing, which was popping off the, the ventilator, which happens occasionally, sometimes once a month, sometimes five time a month. But when I was first getting used to it, or trying to acclimate myself to breathing like this, it, you know, that was the biggest thing, because it's like drowning without water. I, you know, it was a strange thing—I never, and I mean I realize that I was in some pretty grave, I was in a grave condition at the time—but for some reason, I never had any fear of dying, or never thought that was even ever going to happen to me, for some reason. I don't know why, I don't know what it is—if it was something internal, if it was—I don't know. I just, you know, it didn't matter to me; I just never thought that I knew life was going to go on, you know, we'd just take one-day-at-a-time. And this is how, this pretty much how I've lived my whole life.

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Jim – What was your greatest fear at first?

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Injured in 1996 at age 31, quadriplegic
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Well this was probably more down the road, was my fear of basically not breathing, which was popping off the, the ventilator, which happens occasionally, sometimes once a month, sometimes five time a month. But when I was first getting used to it, or trying to acclimate myself to breathing like this, it, you know, that was the biggest thing, because it's like drowning without water. I, you know, it was a strange thing—I never, and I mean I realize that I was in some pretty grave, I was in a grave condition at the time—but for some reason, I never had any fear of dying, or never thought that was even ever going to happen to me, for some reason. I don't know why, I don't know what it is—if it was something internal, if it was—I don't know. I just, you know, it didn't matter to me; I just never thought that I knew life was going to go on, you know, we'd just take one-day-at-a-time. And this is how, this pretty much how I've lived my whole life.

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