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Angela – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

Angela – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

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All the dressing, being able to get dressed by myself that I worked on with my occupational therapist and the transfers. Those were things that took forever. I was injured back in ’96 when rehab stays were so much longer, and I can still rememb... Show More

All the dressing, being able to get dressed by myself that I worked on with my occupational therapist and the transfers. Those were things that took forever. I was injured back in ’96 when rehab stays were so much longer, and I can still remember the first day when I could cross one leg over the other for the first time. The first I time I was able to get both legs in bed independently—that was really, really hard at first.  So all the building up the strength—I never thought we’d be so excited about me being able to do the simple things independently, but independence is really valuable.

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Angela – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

Angela

Injured in 1996 at age 15, quadriplegic
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All the dressing, being able to get dressed by myself that I worked on with my occupational therapist and the transfers. Those were things that took forever. I was injured back in ’96 when rehab stays were so much longer, and I can still remember the first day when I could cross one leg over the other for the first time. The first I time I was able to get both legs in bed independently—that was really, really hard at first.  So all the building up the strength—I never thought we’d be so excited about me being able to do the simple things independently, but independence is really valuable.

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