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Christopher – What was the hardest part of rehabilitation?

Christopher – What was the hardest part of rehabilitation?

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Regaining balance, you know, getting from one seat, seated position, to another.  Being able to lift the spoon back to my mouth, being able to brush my teeth again, being able to shave— I remember the first time I learned how to shave agai... Show More

Regaining balance, you know, getting from one seat, seated position, to another.  Being able to lift the spoon back to my mouth, being able to brush my teeth again, being able to shave— I remember the first time I learned how to shave again.   I actually cut my lip, my upper lip, and I was scared.  Trying to learn how to cut something again, but I had to use two hands instead of one.  Learning how to write was another milestone.  What else…putting on my own shirt, something I couldn’t do at first, but I had to work at it.  It became, you know, a part of my life to regain those, that ability to have that independence.  So like I say, brushing, all those things that you want to be able to do in your, in a normal life, you know, day of life, even bathing part of my body again, was something, you know, too, was a milestone.  It took time, but I got there.  

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Christopher – What was the hardest part of rehabilitation?

Christopher

Injured in 1980 at age 16, quadriplegic
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Regaining balance, you know, getting from one seat, seated position, to another.  Being able to lift the spoon back to my mouth, being able to brush my teeth again, being able to shave— I remember the first time I learned how to shave again.   I actually cut my lip, my upper lip, and I was scared.  Trying to learn how to cut something again, but I had to use two hands instead of one.  Learning how to write was another milestone.  What else…putting on my own shirt, something I couldn’t do at first, but I had to work at it.  It became, you know, a part of my life to regain those, that ability to have that independence.  So like I say, brushing, all those things that you want to be able to do in your, in a normal life, you know, day of life, even bathing part of my body again, was something, you know, too, was a milestone.  It took time, but I got there.  

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