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    My recovery has been good, but of course I would like more. I still have a lot of issues, but I can walk and hike, and run. And live a somewhat normal life.
    I actually live pretty close to you, so we may be seeing the same group of Drs if you go into Portland for your care. I did my rehabilitation at Providence.
    How are you? Have you recovered well?
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    Hi Bethany

    Sorry, though I often look over this site, I don’t log into my account much. I had my spinal cord stroke three years ago this month. I went from walking to completely paralyzed in 4 hours and it all started with a terrible pain in my back. At first I was completely paralyzed of movement other than some in my right arm. I was on a feeding and breathing tube. They could also not tell me what caused the stroke, though they did have a theory. The only thing they could find wrong with my was that I had strep throat, so the theory is the virus got into my blood probably from flossing and the cell was not large enough to fit through the vein supplying blood to the spinal cord. They did a lot of tests including putting a camera behind my heart (not sure what that is called). They could find nothing else.
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March 3, 1957 (62)
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Date of injury (NA if not spinal-injured)?:
either Dec. 25, 2009 or Feb. 26, 2010
Silverton, Oregon
state of Oregon, administrative/legal
paragliding, kayaking, reading, working out
I recently joined a local gym, started going to classes where I was engaged in cardio & muscle tonin
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To hear others' stories. I want to be encouraged; not lose hope.
How did you find us?:
my daughter found you through googling "spinal stroke"
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I'm very encouraged by it!!


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