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  1. I can feel my glutes contracting and I can feel...

    I can feel my glutes contracting and I can feel it when I step down, can feel my lower back when I bend. Intense pt 5-6 days week, 1 1/2- 2 hours every time I worked out. STarting benching, doing...
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    I was hurt in MVA in '05.Had no feeling /movement...

    I was hurt in MVA in '05.Had no feeling /movement for 10days. Went to rehab floor from ICU and they did the pinprick test and I could feel that, so incomplete.Started therapy, did all the exercises I...
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    Thanks, lots of super hard work and lots of luck...

    Thanks, lots of super hard work and lots of luck too. Hope this encourages others to try diff things within their own exercise programs to use the same muscle groups in diff combo ways if possible....
  4. What worked for me was intensive physical...

    What worked for me was intensive physical therapy, just got a new return after almost 7 years. My last return was about 6 months ago, Before that it had been 2 or 3 years since I got back anything...
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    GUESS WHAT almost 7 years out NEW Return

    SO, I got another return over the weekend. Thank you God. Motor nerves still functioned on the right but sig weaker, spastic, drop foot etc, than the left leg.......NOW I walk without the limp and my...
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    No one can tell or determine how far any of us...

    No one can tell or determine how far any of us can go. I am now running full stride, still fall, legs still give out, still in pain every day, but dammit I'm doing what they told me I couldn't...
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    I started by walking everywhere. I would walk as...

    I started by walking everywhere. I would walk as far as I could everyday except Sun. I always rest on Sun. Then I started walking in the water as far as I could, then I would hold onto the side of...
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    Yep still have it, but it has gotten better since...

    Yep still have it, but it has gotten better since I got my calf muscle back on the rt leg. So, I'm gonna keep on training it to get stronger :dog:
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    @peterf was my dream too, literally I could run...

    @peterf
    was my dream too, literally I could run in my dreams. Now, in reality too, after super intense training and never listening to what the docs say that according to medical lit I would not...
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    Thanks will do :)

    Thanks will do :)
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    Finally running after 6 long years!!

    So, after 6 1/2 long years I ran and competed in my first (since the accident) 5k obstacle course. It was fun and hard and I thought no way after I sprained my ankle would I finish still running, but...
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    Hey MJ (lol) sorry a little inside joke for all...

    Hey MJ (lol) sorry a little inside joke for all the smokers out there he he,Where at in WV how many years post is your son?How is he doing with his injuries?Any questions please feel free to...
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    32, 6yrs post

    32, 6yrs post
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    orginally the baltimore area now w maryland

    orginally the baltimore area now w maryland
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    Apparently according to the docs we have three...

    Apparently according to the docs we have three phases of our injuries. Acute restoration, maintenence,and decline. Acute first 2 years, although I think that this one could be diff for diff people,...
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    @kelrod So I have been doing extensive pt every...

    @kelrod So I have been doing extensive pt every day for 1 1/2 -2 hours 5-6 days a week. Started off as a t6 complete left rehab as incomplete t6 I used the chair and walker for about 8 months....
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    So, ran across this post and just wanted to tell...

    So, ran across this post and just wanted to tell everyone that the post concerning decline in funtion mobility and balance that was used in Joel's post is obsolete. Just got back my calf muscle and...
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    Thanks everyone I'm gonna keep on keeping on.

    Thanks everyone I'm gonna keep on keeping on.
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    Return after almost 6 years

    So I was injured March 2005, and on Fri I was swimming and all of a sudden I had dorsi flexion on my rt side which I haven't had for almost 6 years, and I could feel my right calf again! After last...
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    I've competed in triatholons and they always...

    I've competed in triatholons and they always allow me to use help when I need to. If you are unsure about the floaties you can always ask the orginizers of the event. THey have boat out in the lake...
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    just signed why haven't we all signed? or have we...

    just signed why haven't we all signed? or have we all on this site already signed?
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    @sea Yup he 's a neurologist. He said he would...

    @sea Yup he 's a neurologist. He said he would look over my last films(done 2009) to make sure that the symptoms I am describing isn't ms, but as he started to wash his hand(why do they always go...
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    swam 500 m, lifted some weights, did some abs,...

    swam 500 m, lifted some weights, did some abs, and pushups
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    Not true about needing another person. If you...

    Not true about needing another person. If you have a decline adjustable situp bench you can throw the ball up in front, as you grap the ball twist to right, come back to center throw up again catch...
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    I can only speak for myself. I have been walking...

    I can only speak for myself. I have been walking independantly since about 8 months after my MVA. Had another decline period after my thoracic instrument removal because I suffered another SCI from...
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