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  1. Heather, I was in your exact shoes 5 months...

    Heather,

    I was in your exact shoes 5 months ago, to the day - my husband shattered his C6 and was offically diagnosed as a C5 incomplete quadriplegic. Let me first start off by saying (and you...
  2. Thread: Ask a PT

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    Sticky: I guess I'm not really sure what the purpose for...

    I guess I'm not really sure what the purpose for the triphasic estim is, and maybe I should have him ask.. I know they are really working his leg muscles hard, and just recently had him in the ZeroG...
  3. Thread: Ask a PT

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    Sticky: scitotalfitness: I have been looking and looking...

    scitotalfitness: I have been looking and looking for a decent estim unit to buy for home use on my husband's off days. He is a C5/C6 Incomplete and gaining better muscle movement by the day,...
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    Thank you both for the great information! The...

    Thank you both for the great information! The hospital put him on a 10 day oral antibiotic of Cipro, I should have been more clear.

    He is currently not taking any of those medications listed. ...
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    UTI? Cold Sweats - AD? Please help!

    My husband is a C5 incomplete Asia C, injured in September and discharged to come home on December 20. He was placed on a cathing scheduled while in inpatient to cath him 5 times a day. Before he...
  6. Thread: What is AD?

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    Autonomic Dysreflexia

    Autonomic Dysreflexia
  7. Hi Dave! It really sucks that you are having...

    Hi Dave! It really sucks that you are having such issues! My husband was having problems getting a catheter in for a while as well. So far the only catheters that work for him are the red rubber...
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    Sticky: Dr. Young, Thank you. You are an incredible...

    Dr. Young,

    Thank you. You are an incredible man and you give hope to so many people. The first glimmer of hope that my husband got after his accident was from watching some of your interviews on...
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    Sticky: Dr.Young, I apologize if this seems like a...

    Dr.Young,

    I apologize if this seems like a silly question, but you have no idea how much I value your opinion and advice. My husband was just recently injured in September of 2012 and has an...
  10. Any updates on any of the trials using umbilical...

    Any updates on any of the trials using umbilical cord blood?

    My husband was injured in September, just a few months ago, and we are expecting our first child in March. I have made the decision to...
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    Ben, Thank you so much for all of the great...

    Ben,

    Thank you so much for all of the great information!! I think checking the temperature with the weaker side would definitely be something that he would have to get used to. He was right...
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    Thank you guys for your quick responses! My...

    Thank you guys for your quick responses!

    My husband is currently at NRH in DC (National Rehabilitation Hospital) and they do specialize in SCI, among a few other things. His physiatrist is a...
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    Brown Sequard? Sci Nurse or Dr.Young?

    In the 10 weeks since my husband injury he has been getting some good return. However, he tells me that the return he's getting has some of the nurses/doctors stumped. I know that doctors sometimes...
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    Thank you, Kyle! You guys have no idea how much...

    Thank you, Kyle! You guys have no idea how much your help and advice means to me! I am so thankful for you guys, you have no idea!
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    Thank you MFlounacker and dozer1dave for the...

    Thank you MFlounacker and dozer1dave for the responses. When they cathed him he was already in the upright position. He hasn't really had any problems with AD until yesterday and he's been able to...
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    Thank you everyone for such great information! ...

    Thank you everyone for such great information!

    I know Dr. Young says not to get caught up in Asia the asia scale rating, but I am happy to report that my husband has just been upgraded to an...
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    Nicole! That's great news about your brother!! ...

    Nicole! That's great news about your brother!! It is SO exciting every time they realize a "new move" The fact that he can now feed himself and brush his teeth will do wonders for his self esteem! ...
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    smashms, i have to remind myself every day that...

    smashms, i have to remind myself every day that this recovery is a marathon. It is very encouraging to hear that you are still gaining recovery at 3 years post, I think that's great!
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    I had a hard time logging in for the last few...

    I had a hard time logging in for the last few days too!

    I found out the original reason for "negativity" from our doctors - she didnt think he was actually moving his left leg. Since the movement...
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    negativity from doctors about recovery?

    I understand that every SCI is different. I understand that doctors go from their previous experience and text book answers. I also understand that a doctors job is to also prepare the family for...
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    Thank you SCI Nurse! That video was very...

    Thank you SCI Nurse! That video was very informative and exactly what I needed to see. I'm shocked i didnt stumble upon that sooner with all of the internet researching I have done.

    A little...
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    Nicole, I am very excited for your brother! I...

    Nicole, I am very excited for your brother! I agree with you, your brothers injury seems so similar to my husbands. It's so nice when they are able to be weaned off of the vent! My husband just...
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    Anyone know where I can find a detailed chart of...

    Anyone know where I can find a detailed chart of what part of the spinal cord controls what motor function? I know I saw one, actually several, before but I can't seem to locate one now. I'm just...
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    Thank you all for the warm words of...

    Thank you all for the warm words of encouragement! I have read through so many of these posts and I am truly so inspired by many of your stories. At the same time, I am amazed with how little is...
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    Thank you everyone for the response. The neuro...

    Thank you everyone for the response. The neuro team at the hospital with the icu didn't perform the ASIA exam on my husband so I'm not quite sure what he was classified there. He has all the same...
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