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James – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

James – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

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Probably was being able to sit up in the chair without passing out.  They put me on the tilt table, and put it up a few degrees, and the next thing I knew they were waking me up because I would pass out.  So, it was pretty huge when I could... Show More

Probably was being able to sit up in the chair without passing out.  They put me on the tilt table, and put it up a few degrees, and the next thing I knew they were waking me up because I would pass out.  So, it was pretty huge when I could sit up in my chair for more than a few minutes, you know, at a time.  Other milestones—learning how to transfer, that was pretty huge.  Slowly on, being able to dress myself, being able to feed myself, things like that.  You know, learning how to use some of the adaptive aids that they had.  And then later on, learning how to drive again was huge.

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James – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

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Injured in 1976 at age 27, quadriplegic
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Probably was being able to sit up in the chair without passing out.  They put me on the tilt table, and put it up a few degrees, and the next thing I knew they were waking me up because I would pass out.  So, it was pretty huge when I could sit up in my chair for more than a few minutes, you know, at a time.  Other milestones—learning how to transfer, that was pretty huge.  Slowly on, being able to dress myself, being able to feed myself, things like that.  You know, learning how to use some of the adaptive aids that they had.  And then later on, learning how to drive again was huge.

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