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  1. #11
    Senior Member
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    Nov 2009
    Galloway, Ohio
    Hi Ryan! Welcome to CCC. Sorry to hear about your dad!

  2. #12
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    May 2010
    Chesapeake, VA
    Ryan, the shock will wear off and then reality will set in. Life is different but different does not have to be bad. My heart goes out to you and your family. Get your dad to a model SCI rehab center as soon as he is able to transfer. That is his best chance to get what he is going to get, learn to deal with what he has, and most importantly, learn about the health care issues related to his injury.

    You did not mention what his level of injury is but regardless, you and he have much support here while you travel the very individual path that is SCI rehab.--eak
    Elizabeth A. Kephart, PHR
    mom/caregiver to Ryan-age 21
    Incomplete C-2 with TBI since 3/09

  3. #13
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    May 2006
    Somewhere in the Rocky Mountains
    Welcome to Carecure Ryan. Sorry to hear about the accident. There is lots of information here and if you can't find something don't hesitate to ask.

    (((hugs to you and your family)))
    T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

    My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

  4. #14

    Welcome Ryan

    Hi Ryan!!! Gosh so sorry to hear your story. My wish was that our family was the last family to ever have to go thru this. Our son, 16 yrs old, broke his back, T6, on 11/20/10 on his dirt bike. His diagnosis is ASIA A at T6. He is doing awesome. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE email me with any questions, our family is more than able to help with any questions support etc that you need. WE live in WA so not sure where you are tho we are only an email or phone call away.
    Have you checked out the following link??? Since your dad was a rider this may be a great place to go for him.
    I hope to hear from you, stay strong and you can do it!!
    Debbie, David, David and Haley

  5. #15
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    Aug 2007
    last house on the left
    Hi Ryan,
    I am sorry to hear about your dad's accident, but you found the right place to have both support and questions answered as you navigate this new way of being for your father. Ask whatever questions come up.

  6. #16
    Senior Member JEAPOW's Avatar
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    Jan 2011
    Ryan, just read the post about your fathers injury in July. It is quite a shock to him and your family. Life may be different, but you sound like a very loving son and the love of family is what a person hangs on to and will fight to get better.

    So glad you goggled and found this CC family of support. There are so many good people on here. Maybe you could read some of our stories on here.

    I was told I would never walk again, and I am walking with a cane it might not look pretty, but I was determinded to try my hardest, my neuro pain in my feet are kicking my butt, but is is just another hurdle to adjust to.

    The very best to your family. Remember every injury is so different so don't give uo the faith.
    JeAnNE L1Burst Fracture inc. 11/5/10

    Live Well--Laugh often

  7. #17
    Ryan, Sorry about your pops... Your a good kid for finding this website. If your father wants to stay active/busy I suggest eventually looking into a hand-cycle.

    Stay strong kid, it gets better.

    "Be stronger than all your excuses...."

  8. #18
    Ryan... YOu are in the right place here.... Sorry about your dad's accident. The best news that I got early on after my accident was that I would be able to go on living life doing most of the stuff I wanted to do. And that has been mostly true. I am 54 years old and 5.5 years past my injury date. I am an L1 complete wheelchair dependent paraplegic. I live by myself, run a photography business, and am still raising my 17 year old son. Certainly I have had to learn to adapt and I do need help with certain things but for the most part where there is a will there is a way.

    As sson as you can let us know some more details about your dad's injury. That way we know who can best share experiences depending on the similiarity of our injuries to your dad's. For example.... It sounds like he is considered a paraplegic as opposed to a quadraplegic. You have probably been hearing words like Complete vs. Incomplete and Asia A, B, C, etc.....

    Your dad is lucky to have family members that are educating themselves. I really hope he ends up getting to a rehab facility that focuses on SCI. IT MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE in my opinion.

    Keep coming back and remember there are no silly questions and don't be shy if you need an answer about something that may seem sensitive. Most folks here are pretty open and handle things like adults.

    Feel free to ask me anyhint gyou need to know. I am not guaranteeing I know the answer but I will be glad to help by sharing my experiences.

    My name is Grandin
    L1 Complete - Injury 3/12/06 - Grateful to be alive!!!!

  9. #19
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    Dec 2009
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Ryan - so sorry to hear about your Pops - There are many people here who will be able to assist you with any questions you or your Dad might have - it`s tough at first but eventually you find ways to deal with the situation. Stay frosty

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