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James – How did you deal with the transition from hospital to home?

James – How did you deal with the transition from hospital to home?

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Fortunately back then, then it was an era where they would allow overnight trial stays.  But, I was able to go home on Saturday afternoon, and come back on Sunday evening, so we were able to try things at home, get a little bit acclimated. ... Show More

Fortunately back then, then it was an era where they would allow overnight trial stays.  But, I was able to go home on Saturday afternoon, and come back on Sunday evening, so we were able to try things at home, get a little bit acclimated.  To go home again—make some adaptations to the house, even before I was discharged.  I was an inpatient here at Marianjoy for over eight months, which is totally unheard of today.  So by the time that I was discharged, I felt like I was better equipped to go home because it was kind of a slow process. 

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James – How did you deal with the transition from hospital to home?

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Injured in 1976 at age 27, quadriplegic
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Fortunately back then, then it was an era where they would allow overnight trial stays.  But, I was able to go home on Saturday afternoon, and come back on Sunday evening, so we were able to try things at home, get a little bit acclimated.  To go home again—make some adaptations to the house, even before I was discharged.  I was an inpatient here at Marianjoy for over eight months, which is totally unheard of today.  So by the time that I was discharged, I felt like I was better equipped to go home because it was kind of a slow process. 

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