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    Random's recovery thread

    My caregiver is helping me better than a therapist ever has, and I'm getting new movement.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQNmQvs5Rak
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryl17bKUSFk

    I am starting pool therapy soon as well, and I believe great things are going to happen. Committing to it publicly seems a good idea.

    Please hold me to it, and indulge me a little bit as I speculate where I might be today if I hadn't gotten injured again, and had made it to Kennedy Krieger as planned, in 2009.

    I'm having dishearteningly less success in my upper body rehab efforts, but I keep trying, and hoping.

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    My original impetus in posting these videos was to answer the person who asked about the benefits of standing for incompletes. I really think my standing is what has made the critical difference in function, followed by my caregiver coaching me to try these things.

    I also can flex my toes.

    Please try not to snicker at my club feet. I've been too swollen to get into my usual 6m since I got this chair, finally just got 7.5 WW to replace my slippers.
    Last edited by Random; 01-27-2013 at 03:34 PM.

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    Keep with it Random. Ever try skates to remove gravity?

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    Don't think about "what ifs". Just work hard. You never know until you give it your best.

    Congrats on the return Randi
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    Quote Originally Posted by MFlounlacker View Post
    Keep with it Random. Ever try skates to remove gravity?
    No, I haven't. Could you post a link, so I know what you mean? I have been looking for a surface with less friction than my sheets, would love suggestions on that front too.

    Also, please note above my edit about standing, which I really think is what has helped me.

    If someone who knows how to embed the videos themselves could PM me directions, I'll make things easier while I still can edit.

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    cool, keep it up!
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    Go to my blog markflounlacker.blogspot.com. My last post has a video and I have the skates on it. One is from the hospital and the rest are me at my home.

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    Forgive me but I'm not aware of your story, but I think its really wonderful you're getting return. All the best!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    My caregiver is helping me better than a therapist ever has, and I'm getting new movement.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQNmQvs5Rak
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryl17bKUSFk

    I am starting pool therapy soon as well, and I believe great things are going to happen. Committing to it publicly seems a good idea.

    Please hold me to it, and indulge me a little bit as I speculate where I might be today if I hadn't gotten injured again, and had made it to Kennedy Krieger as planned, in 2009.

    I'm having dishearteningly less success in my upper body rehab efforts, but I keep trying, and hoping.

    ----------------------------------------------------
    ETA
    My original impetus in posting these videos was to answer the person who asked about the benefits of standing for incompletes. I really think my standing is what has made the critical difference in function, followed by my caregiver coaching me to try these things.

    I also can flex my toes.

    Please try not to snicker at my club feet. I've been too swollen to get into my usual 6m since I got this chair, finally just got 7.5 WW to replace my slippers.
    Ironically enough, committing to something like this publicly is actually correlated with lower rates of adherence. But I wish you the best of luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cripwalk View Post
    Ironically enough, committing to something like this publicly is actually correlated with lower rates of adherence. But I wish you the best of luck!
    So I've read.

    And seen.


    Hurry! Hit the Delete button! You too, cripwalk.

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    Okay, back to the bunker.

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