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Darren – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

Darren – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

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Getting off the ventilator was huge, because the swelling went all the way up, and I lost all my arms, and I was on the vent for, like, 4 months.  And I was on tube feeding, so getting off the tube feeding, and then breathing on my own was huge.  A... Show More

Getting off the ventilator was huge, because the swelling went all the way up, and I lost all my arms, and I was on the vent for, like, 4 months.  And I was on tube feeding, so getting off the tube feeding, and then breathing on my own was huge.  And then getting back my—I mean, it’s all related to function, right?  So getting back some supination was gigantic, I didn’t get my wrists back ever, which was disappointing.  Being able to sleep all night without turning, that’s another one.  Sleeping in a normal bed I guess was another a big milestone.  

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Darren – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

Darren

Injured in 1993 at age 20, quadriplegic
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Getting off the ventilator was huge, because the swelling went all the way up, and I lost all my arms, and I was on the vent for, like, 4 months.  And I was on tube feeding, so getting off the tube feeding, and then breathing on my own was huge.  And then getting back my—I mean, it’s all related to function, right?  So getting back some supination was gigantic, I didn’t get my wrists back ever, which was disappointing.  Being able to sleep all night without turning, that’s another one.  Sleeping in a normal bed I guess was another a big milestone.  

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