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Tricia – What’s the best advice you have for others in your situation?

Tricia – What’s the best advice you have for others in your situation?

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Going into this, you have to be patient.  You also have to be understanding that, I think that the person going through this —the person in the paraplegic or quadriplegic situation—probably thinks that it’s only happening to th... Show More

Going into this, you have to be patient.  You also have to be understanding that, I think that the person going through this —the person in the paraplegic or quadriplegic situation—probably thinks that it’s only happening to them, and it’s not, it happens to the whole family.  And sometimes they don’t realize that, they know that, they know in their minds that it happened, and they’ll say, “I know this happened to all of us,” but their reactions and their actions, and the things that they say or do, don’t always indicate that you’re part of that.  So, you kind of have to patient, and know that they might not get that, but you’re a part of it too.  It’s not just their life that’s affected; it’s everyone in the family.  

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Tricia – What’s the best advice you have for others in your situation?

Tricia

Partner or spouse injured in 2007 at age 42, paraplegic
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Going into this, you have to be patient.  You also have to be understanding that, I think that the person going through this —the person in the paraplegic or quadriplegic situation—probably thinks that it’s only happening to them, and it’s not, it happens to the whole family.  And sometimes they don’t realize that, they know that, they know in their minds that it happened, and they’ll say, “I know this happened to all of us,” but their reactions and their actions, and the things that they say or do, don’t always indicate that you’re part of that.  So, you kind of have to patient, and know that they might not get that, but you’re a part of it too.  It’s not just their life that’s affected; it’s everyone in the family.  

Tricia – What’s the best advice you have for others in your situation?
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