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Thread: Welcome to the Acute SCI Forum

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    Welcome to the Acute SCI Forum

    Spinal cord injury is one of the most devastating events that can befall a person. When it happens, family and friends often go to the internet for information and encounter a bewildering array of complex information and advice, some old and out-of-date. The CareCure Community is uniquely equipped to provide information concerning acute spinal cord injury because over 70% of the members of this community have gone through the process, understand what is involved, and can offer in depth advice and insights. This forum is intended for people, families, and friends who have had a recent spinal cord injury. Please ask questions and we will try to answer your questions as best as we can.

    I just posted an article concerning what to ask and answers to frequently asked questions on http://carecure.rutgers.edu/spinewir...I/AcuteSCI.htm on the main carecure community site. Please look there for more detailed information about acute spinal cord injury.

    Unlike other forums on this web site, this forum allows people to read and post without registration. This is because the registration process may be too slow and people may want to ask questions immediately. In the next day or so, various articles will be posted here and on the main http://carecure.rutgers.edu/spinewire/ site that will provide links both to this site and related site, summarizing answers to frequently asked questions.

    Our hearts are with families and friends who have spinal cord injury.

    Wise.

    [This message was edited by Wise Young on 02-27-03 at 23:01.]

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    Another great service of CC.

    This should be of great use to many.

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    Nice Dr. Young. Very nice.

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    Does this mean we are not going to get cured anytime soon Dr. Young?

    Great idea Dr. Young. This site has always been especially good for new injuries and this new Forum makes it that much better.

    "Life is about how you
    respond to not only the
    challenges you're dealt but
    the challenges you seek...If
    you have no goals, no
    mountains to climb, your
    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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    Great Idea, Dr. Young!!!

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    just my 2 cents...
    great idea, but will newly injured persons or their families know that "acute" means "recently" injured?
    Maybe, maybe not. Try to remember that most people don't have a science/medical background.

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    Good point, SlomoScott.

    Dr. Young, how about this title?

    "New (Acute) Spinal Cord Injuries"

    Also, I don't think we have really defined what should go here and what under the Care forum. An example might be the current thread in the Care forum about vent weaning.

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    The other thing that comes to mind, is what is the defination of Acute? 1yr, 2yr?

    "Life is about how you
    respond to not only the
    challenges you're dealt but
    the challenges you seek...If
    you have no goals, no
    mountains to climb, your
    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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    What a great idea! And yes, I think those first few weeks, months and year are so devastating this will be very helpful. Some of our topics are too complicated and chronic for someone coming for the first times. Linda

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    I wish I had discovered this forum at the time of my injury instead of 4 years after! Everyone has been a great source of information and community. A recently injured person, his/her family and friends will be served well by the new addition and the forum in general.

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