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

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

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Very hard.  I was just married, we had our own house, we had to give that up.  When you get home your limitations are exacerbated because now it’s real, is much more real when you get home.  You can kind of put things on the back... Show More

Very hard.  I was just married, we had our own house, we had to give that up.  When you get home your limitations are exacerbated because now it’s real, is much more real when you get home.  You can kind of put things on the back burner, and not really deal with them when you’re in the hospital.  Because you’re in the hospital still, and you’re still supposed to be limited, and not feeling your best, and everything.  When you get home, that’s when the enormity of everything really hits you.  

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

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Injured in 1998 at age 22, quadriplegic
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Very hard.  I was just married, we had our own house, we had to give that up.  When you get home your limitations are exacerbated because now it’s real, is much more real when you get home.  You can kind of put things on the back burner, and not really deal with them when you’re in the hospital.  Because you’re in the hospital still, and you’re still supposed to be limited, and not feeling your best, and everything.  When you get home, that’s when the enormity of everything really hits you.  

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