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    Wanted to introduce myself.... finally!

    Okay so I have been visiting this site for about a month now and have finally figured out how to post something.
    My name is Jen, i'm 33 and on February 12, 2008 my husband was injured in a motorcylce wreck. During practice another dirtbike landed on him. His level of injury is T-8. He spent 6 weeks in the hospital and now we are home trying to adjust. I haven't been back to work since the injury because I am his caregiver. I joined this site to get support and information on this stupid life-changing injury. Thanks to all who took the time to read this.

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    Senior Member fishin'guy's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
    Seattle area Wash state
    Welcome wife. Lotsa good people and info here, an incredible amount of info here , first hand info too.

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    Did he get any rehab? Can you tell us where? If not, he needs some, it is critically important to his future happiness and your life as a couple.

    Please try to believe me when I say, what he's like now is not what he will be like forever. SCI really drains the body. It's slow but we do heal. We go on to live our lives. Not as we'd originally planned, but we live, oh yes, we live.

    Feel free to ask any questions. So sorry you had to find us, but good job doing so. When I see new family members show up, it's always encouraging to me. It means the new SCI has somebody that cares, and that the somebody that cares isn't stupid!

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    Hi, Jen. Ask away. Since you've been reading for a while, you already know how helpful some of the people here can be. And how much there is to learn.
    - Richard

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    Senior Member wheelchairTITAN's Avatar
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    Oakville, ON ... Just North of the 43rd Parallel, SocialistLand
    Thanks for the hello and introduction. Glad you are here and I hope that your husband woill also find this site a useful resource. William


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    Glad you found us and hopefully your husband reads along too. He is still in a huge adjustment stage but hopefully soon, at his level, he will be independant in his care and you can return to work and gain some normalcy to your life. Welcome.

    Life isn't like a bowl of cherries or peaches. It's more like a jar of jalapenos--What you do today might burn your ass tomorrow.

    If you ain't laughing, you ain't living, baby. Carlos Mencia

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    Hi Mike and Wife - at 6 weeks in ... one day at a time. Read about the people on here and you'll see ... there's definitely "life after sci"

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    Welcome mikeswife! As Beth said sorry you had to find us but awful glad you did!

    Stupid and life changing .....yup pretty much sums it up ... but life can be good again, you'll have to trust us on that! And when you think you can't take any more .. you find somewhere to dig a little deeper and take even more .. you'll be amazed at yourselves. Come here, unload or share the load we'll "get it" when others won't have a clue ..... you can't do this alone and stay sane !

    My husband is T5 complete and is pretty independant but I become his "carer" when life turns ugly and he gets a sore or is sick .... which I'm sorry to say is pretty often. Why don't you tell us where you two are in the rehab part of things. Maybe we can help get you on the right foot ..... so to speak ..... you gotta keep a sense of humour about this crazy sci life!
    Stay strong!

    ~ Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandi

    " calling all Angels ...... calling all Angels ....walk me through this one .. don't leave me alone .... calling all Angels .... calling all Angels .... we're tryin' and we're hopin' cause we're not sure how ....... this .... goes ..."
    Jane Siberry

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    Senior Member
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    Pickering Ontario Canada
    Hi Mikeswife. Welcome!!

    You'll find lots of information here. Sometimes a good laugh, and other times a good cry.

    Keep coming back!!


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    oh well

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