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    Another question

    For a moderator or anyone:

    I would like to post a question related to my son's death. It is not a medical question, more metaphysical in nature. Would it be appropriate to post it within this...
  2. Debbie7: I think it's a great idea for a book....

    Debbie7:

    I think it's a great idea for a book. The public needs to be "educated" about living with SCI. I am sorry I cannot contribute to it as I never really became a Caregiver. As a new...
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    Beelady: I have read your well-intentioned reply...

    Beelady:
    I have read your well-intentioned reply many times and have refrained from replying because I do not wish to offend you. I can no longer hold back.
    You write: "It wasnt alcohol that...
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    Dear Nurse: I posted a notice in the Caregivers...

    Dear Nurse:
    I posted a notice in the Caregivers section, but my son died yesterday, in hospital. It appears to have been from a blood-clot travelling to his heart.
    I am very grateful for your's,...
  5. Dear Good Friends: Last week, with your help, my...

    Dear Good Friends:
    Last week, with your help, my girlfriend (life-partner) and I made the decision that I should return to Spain to help out. Return for up to 3 months or however long it would take...
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    Thank you so much for yuor response. I feel much...

    Thank you so much for yuor response. I feel much better now and have forwarded your reply to my daughter-in-law and friends over there.
    I will be going over there next month for an extended stay -...
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    I got an answer, of sorts, from my son. The...

    I got an answer, of sorts, from my son.
    The doctors told him that the first surgery (for inserting screws and rods) had to curtailed because of heavy bleeding - so it was "incomplete". The doctors...
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    Nurse: Thank you for your response, although it...

    Nurse:
    Thank you for your response, although it does worry me. I have e-mailed my question and your response to my daughter-in-law and also to a friend (over there) who can translate for them/us. ...
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    Thank you for sharing your experiences they do...

    Thank you for sharing your experiences they do help me understand what my son might be feeling and what he is experiencing. Those who have not been "touched" by SCI have no idea.
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    Question for the Nurse

    I have another question for the nurse:
    I've just heard that they are going to perform more surgery on my son. It seems they want to take out the original metal rod (along his spine) which was...
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    Raven: Thank you for your question about those...

    Raven:
    Thank you for your question about those close to or surrounding alcoholics. When I wrote about the "devastion" I should have specified that I meant both to the alcoholic and those who love...
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    Thank you for your story Erin. I think only...

    Thank you for your story Erin. I think only someone who has walked (or staggered) the path knows the true hell of trying (and not trying) to quit.
    For me, the disease part comes into play with the...
  13. Martha: I believe they will have plenty of help...

    Martha:
    I believe they will have plenty of help with the move. There is a "local" where they live and whom we met when last there, who is very, very helpful and has contacts seemingly everywhere....
  14. Martha: Thank you for your reply and the...

    Martha:
    Thank you for your reply and the encouragement. It means and helps a lot.
    To answer your questions:
    They live about a 2 hour's drive away from the rehab. (I think - Madrid to Toledo).
    He...
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    An interesting discussion. As a recovering...

    An interesting discussion. As a recovering alcoholic and drug useer I've read and weighed all the arguments over genetics and choice (drinking enough until you become an acoholic). The bottom line...
  16. Feedback from those who've been there.

    As you're probably sick of reading, my son (35) is a recent SCI (T6 & T7)- still in the trauma hospital (6 weeks) and appears to be progressing well. His wife and 8 year old daughter also live in...
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    Dear Nurse: Thank yuo so much for your reply. ...

    Dear Nurse:
    Thank yuo so much for your reply. As always your organization is fast, caring and helpful. I am praising you to everyone who is kind enough to ask about my son's progress.
    John
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    Bracing (?) for the newly injured

    Can someone please help to fill me in on the following. I am sorry about the scant and vague details but my son, who is the SCI, is in Spain and language difficulties, as well as my "newcomer's"...
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    Poll: I am a very new member of this on-line group. My...

    I am a very new member of this on-line group. My son (35 years) was just injured. I live in Hollister, MO. & would be interested in hearing from others.
    My e-mail address is:...
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    Thank you, Dr. Young. I am very impressed by and...

    Thank you, Dr. Young.
    I am very impressed by and grateful for all the work you and others do. As I learn I hope to become more involved in this "network".
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    Rehabs. in Spain

    Looking for information on a rehab. facility in Toledo, Spain
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