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Yesterday was the one year anniversary of the accident that put me in this wheel chair. Still have a couple of surgeries left to go but I did manage to walk about 10 feet a few days ago. Hopefully, it won't be to much longer before I can get back in the shop.
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That's good news. I hope you see lots more progress soon!
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That's great news, CW! Congratulations.
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Did my stint in awheel chair to. First thing was just finally being able to use the bathroom by myself. Keep up the work once you start walking again you'll just keep getting stronger.
Mike M
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"Mike M" wrote in message wrote:

Did my stint in awheel chair to. First thing was just finally being able to use the bathroom by myself. ==================================================================I know how that is. My wife appreciated that too. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Keep up the work once you start walking again you'll just keep getting stronger. ================================================================Yes, I'm more than just a bit excited. Finally seeing an end to this. I would have been 6 months further along if I had a competent doctor in the first place or he had just admitted that he didn't know what he was doing.
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On 6/17/12 3:16 PM, CW wrote:

Keep up the good work! We're all rooting for you.
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-MIKE-

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Ditto ...
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You have the advantage of seeing how it is to lose your mobility and then gain it back. I hope you appreciate what your journey has taught you.
Good luck on your recovery.
On 6/17/2012 4:16 PM, CW wrote:

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Not to chime with a "me too" but I came within a nats breath of being in your condition. One of the things I learned was, "Anytime you can put one foot in front of another, you are ahead of the game."
That being said, those ten feet are huge and I rejoice with you. As you know, the road back is filled with a lot of hard work. But the good news is, you can see a time in your life without the chair, I know several who do not have that hope. Which takes me back to the first comment.
I am soooooo glad to hear the good news.
All the best.
Deb
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"tiredofspam" wrote in message
You have the advantage of seeing how it is to lose your mobility and then gain it back. I hope you appreciate what your journey has taught you. ===============================================================================Yes, having seen things from both sides is an eye opening experience. Something else this situation has thought me. A doctor can screw up as much as he wants and, as long a you can go somewhere else and have his screw ups fixed, there is no legal recourse.
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"CW" wrote:
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Best of luck with your rehab back.
Lew
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On 6/17/2012 3:16 PM, CW wrote:

Hurayyyyyyyyyyy. Nice fathers day present!
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On 6/17/2012 3:16 PM, CW wrote:

Hurayyyyyyyyyyy. Nice fathers day present ==================================================================Thanks but I'm not a father.
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Let your Occupational & Physical Therapists know your needs and they may be able to get you back earlier and easier. My wife's an OT and there's a lot of stuff she's figured out how I can do one handed.

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On Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:18:55 -0500, "Joe" <Joe@Joe'sPlace.com <invalid>> wrote:

I learned that by 5th grade. It did not make me go blind, but I do wear glasses.
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5th grade eh? Guess you were an early starter. I seem to remember the 6th grade are my year for 'discovery'.
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"Dave" wrote in message wrote:

5th grade eh? Guess you were an early starter. I seem to remember the 6th grade are my year for 'discovery'. ====================================================================Odd where a thread can stray to.
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Let your Occupational & Physical Therapists know your needs and they may be able to get you back earlier and easier. My wife's an OT and there's a lot of stuff she's figured out how I can do one handed. ==============================================================Prior to this accident, I had never been in the hospital before. Not having any experience with this kind of thing, I have been surprised by the things that they can do for you. One of them is, as you mention, therapists. They can make life so much easier by showing how to do things that seemed impossible before. I started out in the worst hospital in the state. Ended up in the best. Wish I had gone to the good one from the beginning. This whole ordeal would have been so much easier than it has been.
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On 6/17/2012 4:16 PM, CW wrote:

I'm reasonably handy, but only a novice woodworker. I had a health issue of my own that largely incapacitated me for more than six months. (I've been better for almost a year and a half now).
During that time I practically dreamed of being able to do little repairs around the house. One day I decided I felt strong enough to take on a "ten minute project". We have a shallow linen closet, one of whose shelves is devoted to a large number of small objects: hair products, soap etc. As the shelf is overcrowded, it's hard to get any one thing without knocking over the rest. I decided to add a lip to it.
I had a pine slat that I salvaged from the remnants of my daughter's old IKEA bed frame. Cut it to length, a few screws, done, right?. A ten minute job at most.
At the time just climbing a flight of stairs was a major undertaking. The closet is upstairs; the tools downstairs. A trip to get a tape measure, another to cut the wood. A third to cut the @!%$# wood again. :( Ridiculous as it sounds, I needed to rest between each minor step in the process.
Finally I had the slat cut and the screwholes predrilled and countersunk. I trudged my way upstairs with a cordless drill and screws. I held the wood up to the shelf and started to drive the first screw. The drill ground to a halt halfway in, with a sickly groan. Due to disuse, I guess, the drill's battery had become as weak as I was. I rested up some more before going downstairs to charge the drill.
I finished the "project" a mere four hours after I started, but somehow it was still encouraging; a minor taste of accomplishment after a long hiatus.
Baby steps. Each one a little victory. I wish you all the best.
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Greg Guarino wrote:

Congratulations! I thoroughly understand your "@!%$#" for cutting the wood the 2nd time. I guess that's why God gave us a sense of humor! %-)
Bill
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