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Molly – What was the hardest part of rehabilitation?

Molly – What was the hardest part of rehabilitation?

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  I think the hardest thing about rehab was that it was really monotonous, and that it wasn’t really exciting necessarily.  I was an athlete before and I loved sports, and I always tried to compare rehab to sports and think of therapy... Show More

 

I think the hardest thing about rehab was that it was really monotonous, and that it wasn’t really exciting necessarily.  I was an athlete before and I loved sports, and I always tried to compare rehab to sports and think of therapy as practice.  But, the hard thing about it was that there was no playoff or championship, then a season, and then a lull, and then you up start again.  It was just always the same, every day, every week, and you have to get up and do the same thing.  But, you don’t have this big thing you’re working towards.  So, one way that I tried to deal with that was setting specific goals, or time myself a lot doing things and try to see if I could get the time down to make it a little bit more competitive.  But, just the monotony and the lack of excitement was really wearing.  My dad would say, “It’s a marathon, not a sprint,” and I was never a patient person, so that was definitely the most challenging part.  Every day, every week, you get up and do the same thing.
 
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Molly – What was the hardest part of rehabilitation?

Molly

Injured in 2005 at age 15, quadriplegic
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I think the hardest thing about rehab was that it was really monotonous, and that it wasn’t really exciting necessarily.  I was an athlete before and I loved sports, and I always tried to compare rehab to sports and think of therapy as practice.  But, the hard thing about it was that there was no playoff or championship, then a season, and then a lull, and then you up start again.  It was just always the same, every day, every week, and you have to get up and do the same thing.  But, you don’t have this big thing you’re working towards.  So, one way that I tried to deal with that was setting specific goals, or time myself a lot doing things and try to see if I could get the time down to make it a little bit more competitive.  But, just the monotony and the lack of excitement was really wearing.  My dad would say, “It’s a marathon, not a sprint,” and I was never a patient person, so that was definitely the most challenging part.  Every day, every week, you get up and do the same thing.
 
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