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Tony – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

Tony – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

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Getting my physical strength back, just, you know, being able to get out of my wheelchair into the bed, or out of my wheelchair onto the couch.  Things like that, because when I first—I don’t know if you know this or not— but w... Show More

Getting my physical strength back, just, you know, being able to get out of my wheelchair into the bed, or out of my wheelchair onto the couch.  Things like that, because when I first—I don’t know if you know this or not— but when a person goes through a spinal-cord injury, their body is weak.   In the beginning, it’s just completely weak, and it takes weeks, and months and, sometimes for some people, over a year, just to start getting their strength back.  When I was first injured, basically pulling the sheet up to cover myself, the sheet felt heavy, just the sheet.  So, imagine trying to move my body.  But as time went on, and I started getting that strength back, I started feeling like myself again.  

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Tony – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

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Injured in 1990 at age 27, quadriplegic
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Getting my physical strength back, just, you know, being able to get out of my wheelchair into the bed, or out of my wheelchair onto the couch.  Things like that, because when I first—I don’t know if you know this or not— but when a person goes through a spinal-cord injury, their body is weak.   In the beginning, it’s just completely weak, and it takes weeks, and months and, sometimes for some people, over a year, just to start getting their strength back.  When I was first injured, basically pulling the sheet up to cover myself, the sheet felt heavy, just the sheet.  So, imagine trying to move my body.  But as time went on, and I started getting that strength back, I started feeling like myself again.  

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