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What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

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One of the first milestones was being able to learn how to get over an extension cord lying on the ground. My first few hours in the hospital with a wheelchair, I got stuck in the hall, and could not get over a simple extension cord. And it’s only ... Show More

One of the first milestones was being able to learn how to get over an extension cord lying on the ground. My first few hours in the hospital with a wheelchair, I got stuck in the hall, and could not get over a simple extension cord. And it’s only a quarter inch off the ground, but I could not figure out how to get my wheelchair over it. Now, I go over curbs, and I jump over everything, and little holes and it’s not a big deal. But just the simple things of “how do you even turn and go around a corner?” You have to relearn all that.

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What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

Ken

Injured in 2013 at age 55, paraplegic
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One of the first milestones was being able to learn how to get over an extension cord lying on the ground. My first few hours in the hospital with a wheelchair, I got stuck in the hall, and could not get over a simple extension cord. And it’s only a quarter inch off the ground, but I could not figure out how to get my wheelchair over it. Now, I go over curbs, and I jump over everything, and little holes and it’s not a big deal. But just the simple things of “how do you even turn and go around a corner?” You have to relearn all that.

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