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04-11-2002, 04:01 PM
I just found this page from a member.I am interested in learning more about T12 spinal cord injuries.I think that will teach me more about my mom. That will be a wonderful thing to know about. I hope this will teach me more. I would like to work in a nursing home when I am old enough.
04-11-2002, 05:44 PM
Welcome to the Forums! Why don't you tell us specifically what you'd like to learn about spinal cord injuries - especially T12. That way, we can answer your specific questions, instead of just rambling on about everything! You also might want to get in touch with Raspberry Pie and Moonflower, who I believe, also have parents with a spinal cord injury.
Tough times don't last - tough people do.
04-14-2002, 09:38 AM
I commend you kay.Interest to increase your knowledge is a great beginning.Especially when it is to help others.Understanding,patience and compassion if you have these you'll go far.I wish you well in your quest...
04-14-2002, 08:07 PM
It is wonderful that you have found this site and are trying to find out more about spinal cord injuries because of your Mother's injury. I also came to this site to find out more about SCI but it is because my 31 yr.old daughter injured herself and is also a T-12. She is incomplete. Is your Mother incomplete or complete? My daughter was very bad at first and it was very upsetting to see her so ill, but she kept her spirits up, which also helped to lift ours up.
She spent 3 months in the Hospital (in Ontario) and is still an out-patient at Parkwood Rehab Hospital. Her progress has been amazing. She is now walking on two canes with the help of orthotics (leg braces). It was a lot of sweat and hard work but she was very determined and is still making progress. As you can see, it is a long process.
Your Mother is lucky that you are so caring and are making the effort to find out as much as you can about this. I am sure it will help her immenseley. You will find answers to a lot of your questions through this board, so please keep posting. There are a lot of very knowledgeable people that know much more about it than me that can help you. It is a great support to everyone affected by SCI - including you. Good Luck to you and your Mom. I wish her a successful recovery.
04-14-2002, 10:00 PM
Hello and Welcome KayKay
I have a 9 year old daughter Heather who is a T-12 complete. I have been amazed at what I have learned here. Everyone is so helpful. Ask away--we are ready to help.
Your mom is lucky to have a daughter that is willing to take the extra step to learn more for her. Hats off to you!!
04-15-2002, 02:26 PM
HEY KAY KAY,
I AM A T-10,T-11 PARA. ITS NOT SO BAD. OK IT REALLY SUX BUT THIS IS A GOOD PLACE TO MEET, AND LEARN ABOUT SCI! GOOD LUCK TO YOU! WELCOME ABOARD. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif KEEP ON ROLLIN BILLY FRYAR