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Marie – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

Marie – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

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  Feeding myself, that was a biggy, and wheeling my own chair, which I never quite got to, and I insisted that I would be wheeling my own chair.  And it’s funny, the things you hang onto can also be the things that are holding you bac... Show More

 

Feeding myself, that was a biggy, and wheeling my own chair, which I never quite got to, and I insisted that I would be wheeling my own chair.  And it’s funny, the things you hang onto can also be the things that are holding you back.  So for a year, I sat because I was not strong enough to functionally wheel my chair around to be independent.  And I finally did give in, and got a power chair, and how it opened up my life.  Once I finally accepted my limitations and realized that, “You’re going to a lot more functional once you buy into some of this stuff.”  And that really opened up many doors.
 
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Marie – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

Marie

Injured in 1998 at age 22, quadriplegic
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Feeding myself, that was a biggy, and wheeling my own chair, which I never quite got to, and I insisted that I would be wheeling my own chair.  And it’s funny, the things you hang onto can also be the things that are holding you back.  So for a year, I sat because I was not strong enough to functionally wheel my chair around to be independent.  And I finally did give in, and got a power chair, and how it opened up my life.  Once I finally accepted my limitations and realized that, “You’re going to a lot more functional once you buy into some of this stuff.”  And that really opened up many doors.
 
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