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    Hi to name is Patty. I was involved in a roll over car accident on 1-11-09, which has left me with several life altering injuries, including a C 5/6 incomplete spinal cord injury. Ironically, my accident was a result of falling asleep at the wheel, after the hospital, in which I worked as neuro nurse, forced me over into a second back to back 16 hour shift. After finding myself regressing backward in some of the progress I had made, both functional and neurological, I was thrilled to find this site. I appreicate the many informative posts that I have had the opportunity of reading since joining. It is my hope to make new acquaintances, gain useful insight and secure, as well as lend, emotional support. Thanks for listening!!
    Last edited by Patty41; 09-21-2009 at 06:55 PM.

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    Senior Member RJP's Avatar
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    Welcome to the site and sorry you had to find it.
    What ever doesn't kill you makes you stronger

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    Welcome,from one neuro nurse to another- sorry to hear about your injury. This is a great site and many helpful people. Check out the Care forum also, and of course all the other forums.


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    Hi Patty. Welcome to CC! Keep writing.

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    Welcome, and hope you get as much as possible off this site. I know that rehab can cover only so much, so get the info you need here. It's so helpful to find out about the "little" things that you find out are everyday things for everyone, and how to approach them. Again welcome.

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    "The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off." -Gloria Steinem

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    C7/C8, T1 incomplete;

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    Welcome, we are great support for each other here @ CC.
    "Always look at the bright side of life...."

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    Welcome Patty. I wish there was something we could do to stop the abuse that you were subjected to, and is widespread these days. I do not see anything in the current health care reform efforts that will address it.

    Hopefully, we can help you make the best out of a bad situation.

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