Quote Originally Posted by orangejello
"Only breathing"...what a statement. Breathing is kind of important, don't you think? Living tethered to a ventilator like Perry Cross was is like having life and death hanging over you every moment of the day. I am vent dependent and I don't dream about walking or using my hands again. I dream about "just" breathing on my own again. I think its absolutely fantastic news for him and for others who are ventilator dependent as a result fo their spinal cord injury.
Hi - I know this post is old, but did you ever look into phrenic nerve stimulators? I'm a C2-C3 and I've been using them since 1981. I would be happy to answer any questions about phrenic nerve pacemakers. I would highly recommend that you pursue the matter. Pacing has made a HUGE difference in my life.

Chuck