View Full Version : Need Patience after SCI
12-12-2004, 09:26 AM
I suffered a SCI on july 28, 2002. I had a C-5 incomplete. At the time I was 18 years old. It took me 6 months to walk and been walking without a cane for about one year. But I still cant run or walk normal. I walk witha little limp. Doctor says just give it time. He says hes seen 100% recoverys but it took years. He tells me he thinks I will make a 100% recovery cause of my youth. I think I will but I need patience. He says Im doing great. But somedays I feel like Im not.
12-12-2004, 07:56 PM
I'm incomplete and walking. There is a form just about sci's who are walking. good info there as well and I strongly recommend you check it out. Now, as long as you are still improving, do not stop. Everytime you feel like stopping, it's just your mind testing and teasing you if you want to quit. Tell your mind to FKKK off and keep going. I'd say after 1 year of peaking yor recovery, i'd kick back and say, dam...i walked away from this and move on from it with whatever limp ya got ( i.e. adjust to reality/what limitations you may have).
PS: If you were older, it prolly be years before you walked again, not six months.
Best of luck.
12-13-2004, 08:31 AM
Link above is to the "Walker's thread" in Life forum.
Don't worry, some days we all feel like we're not doing so hot.http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif
Can't stop the spirits when they need you/This life is more than just a read thru.-
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01-07-2005, 09:13 AM
Well everyone, Diane comes home tomorrow for good. We are all very excited. She walked over 150 feet today with the walker. Her bowel and bladder management has improved to where she is voiding without being cathed. She is slowly gaining more feeling back in her midsection. She has made great strides and understands that there is still a very long road ahead. Healthouth Rehab therapists have been great. Thanks to everyone and I will keep you updated on Dianes progress.
01-08-2005, 09:58 AM
Saddad, this is great news. Now the real rehabilitation begins! Get her on-line to these forums...the first few months at home can be difficult and she can get a lot of support here.