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Drew – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

Drew – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

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Six months, wrist moving. Nine months, ankle started to move. Two years, standing up for myself for the first time. Two-and-a-half years, taking my first steps. Four years, driving. And since then, I’ve just been building on these things, and I can... Show More

Six months, wrist moving. Nine months, ankle started to move. Two years, standing up for myself for the first time. Two-and-a-half years, taking my first steps. Four years, driving. And since then, I’ve just been building on these things, and I can walk for an hour-a-day now. And so not sure I’ll ever necessarily get rid of the chair because my balance isn’t safe enough to keep from being guaranteed I’m not going to fall again. I got hurt by a fall, I don’t want it to happen again, start over, that would be a disaster. So, I may need the chair long term, but the walking is great exercise, and it’s keeping me strong. And I think for a C3-4 person who had an injury as severe as mine, I’m in pretty darn good shape and I feel good. And so it’s, exercise is key, I have been at it nonstop for 10 years.

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Drew – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

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Injured in 2006 at age 44, quadriplegic
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Six months, wrist moving. Nine months, ankle started to move. Two years, standing up for myself for the first time. Two-and-a-half years, taking my first steps. Four years, driving. And since then, I’ve just been building on these things, and I can walk for an hour-a-day now. And so not sure I’ll ever necessarily get rid of the chair because my balance isn’t safe enough to keep from being guaranteed I’m not going to fall again. I got hurt by a fall, I don’t want it to happen again, start over, that would be a disaster. So, I may need the chair long term, but the walking is great exercise, and it’s keeping me strong. And I think for a C3-4 person who had an injury as severe as mine, I’m in pretty darn good shape and I feel good. And so it’s, exercise is key, I have been at it nonstop for 10 years.

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