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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaMemChose
    Excellent attitude Cypress.

    All the best to you.
    In few days of living here you will not survive as well.Is like i send you to the jungle without having any knowledge.Attitude dont compensate a complete quad needs and a decent life here.Is hard to digest i know.bonne appetite.
    • Dum spiro, spero.
      • Translation: "As long as I breathe, I hope."

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by adi chicago
    In few days of living here you will not survive as well.Is like i send you to the jungle without having any knowledge.Attitude dont compensate a complete quad needs and a decent life here.Is hard to digest i know.bonne appetite.
    This is not about you. This is about CYpress and the life Cypress is making for Cypress.

    Again, best to you Cypress.

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by cypresss
    Thx Eileen and Paul for your replays. It's very encouraging. That's what I need...true stories.

    Adi, I don't have a problem as a romanian citizen, because we can improve accessibility. It's just a matter of time.

    You'll do it!!
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  4. #14
    Cypress,I'm a c5/6 and although health has me sidelined temporarily,I'm a licenced underground utility contractor and have been for 18 years...easy?? Hell no ! Rich ? not even close but work has been a major plus in my life and kept the"crazy thoughts "from winning

  5. #15
    I know people with cervical spinal cord injuries with the following jobs:

    Physician (internal medicine, physiatrist, psychiatrist, radiologist)
    Social Worker
    Attorney (quite a few)
    Therapeutic recreation specialist
    Hospital administrator
    Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
    State Supreme Court justice
    Teacher (elementary, junior high and high school)
    College professor (computer science, Romance Languages, literature, math)
    Computer software developer
    Business owner/entrepreneur
    Non-profit foundation director
    Stock broker
    Motivational speaker

    I probably left a few out too.

    For most, it requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree and often advanced degrees needed for the professions, so if this is your wish, then going back to school is often the first step.


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    Senior Member MZack's Avatar
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    I went from newly-injured, homeless, 19 yr-old college dropout to financially stable attorney in about 10 years.

    Ain't life grand?!

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    Senior Member cypresss's Avatar
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    Many thx for your replays. This in very encouraging and motivational.

    Now I'm working from home trough internet and living with my parents.
    I'm very scared at trying to work at company office. Here I feel more secure.
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  8. #18
    Get out into the workplace. Socialize and network face to face with professional peers. Work is so much more than "the work", and hiding at home will not get you advanced in your field like networking and working with groups can in the workplace. Your self confidence will increase (and your fear decrease if you confront it and deal with it).

    Last edited by SCI-Nurse; 06-25-2008 at 09:41 PM.

  9. #19
    Cypresss, your in the EU and many companies throughout the EU are screaming for computer engineers...most especially in Germany. You have got to get over the fear factor, it´s going to do nothing but increase the chances that you stay poor in life. I know that is easier said than done, and it is especially harder in some areas of Europe than others, but your going to have to bust a move.
    "So I have stayed as I am, without regret, seperated from the normal human condition." Guy Sajer

  10. #20
    Agreed with KLD. Get out into the workplace / workforce. Once you get a routine going you'll find it much better than working out of your home.

    Yes, you can be financially independent. Many in this community are or are on their way. Disability is expensive, money helps. Not to mention the psychological / emotional and lifestyle improvements it will offer you.

    I have a magnet on my refrigerator which says: "Do something every day that scares you". Little daily challenges, one step at a time, one bite at a time. That's the way you'll grow, especially battling sci.

    Onward and upward Cypress, best of luck.

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