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  1. #21
    name calling..... i thought that you were older than 12.....? if everything you say is so correct, then how come everyone has jumped on you?

    you ensenuate so much about what one should be or hasn't been doing as far as rehabbing goes. i know you never actually said anything specific towards completes.... i am able to read, how 'bout you learning how to use spellcheck or just proofread as a minimum... thanks for the comment on working so hard at it....

    as for hitting my head, yes... you are correct, i did... according to you, i suffered trauma so i must be a brain specialist based on your PT qualifications and your brothers.... oo oo..my sis is a nurse, so i have another qualification....

    dude, you have no idea about perspective... 3x a week i am at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta doing therapy... i am surrounded by quads my level and several higher quads that are in sip-and-puff chairs that appreciate just being alive.... sounding more grateful of their injury level than you do... as for my being grateful that i wasn't injured worse... absolutely.... your History lesson will be to look up a thread ''do you consider paralysis a death sentence?'' i think my reply in there will answer your question.....

    as for the karate comment... it was an analogy, but atleast you got my drift... the only thing you said that made sense, but came right back and ''shot yourself in the foot'' by still realizing that butterflies over adrenalin works... this moron just doesn't get it....

    mine and everyone elses reply doesn't have to mean that i have to have your level of injury to reply... the fact is whether or not bust-ass rehab is what got you to where you are now... the answer is no.. not entirely... your strength, yes.... you were diagnosed originally as T12, L1? way different than T1, 2, or even any T levels. the way you come off is that any level, if they would be more motivated, like you, could be out of a chair. even this stupid, moron, bong water drinking idiot can see this... so can others.... a serious congrats on where you are from where you came from, just don't look down on others.... it's not just my opinion, it's almost everyone's so far....





    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

  2. #22
    sorry Jadis....





    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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    thank you. if one person thinks i'm being mean, i need to re-evaluate what I said then clarify.

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    Stop It!

    Matt, as a new user, perhaps you neglected to read the rules of this forum. Calling people "stupid" or "moron" is considered a personal attack and will not be tolerated here. You are warned. If this continues, on this thread or any other, you will be considered for banning. I will lock this thread if anyone makes this a location of personal attacks.

    (KLD)

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Susan M
    MattS,

    For what it's worth, reading between the lines, I interpreted your initial post to give the message--attitude and hard work go a long way to maximizing what you do have preserved. As a C4/C5 complete myself, I was not offended at all.

    Susan
    Same here Sue. Matt.......I always like reading about recovery - even though I haven't had much myself. People should chill out a bit
    C5/6 incomplete

    "I assume you all have guns and crack....."

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by Susan M
    MattS,

    For what it's worth, reading between the lines, I interpreted your initial post to give the message--attitude and hard work go a long way to maximizing what you do have preserved. As a C4/C5 complete myself, I was not offended at all.

    Susan
    Same here........
    C5/6 incomplete

    "I assume you all have guns and crack....."

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    Well SCI-Nurse,
    I wont use those words like I did earlier. I will stick to saying people have "dumbass remarks", "f*cking PT", "idiotic remarks", "friends are idiots", "put the bong down", "crazy" and "this moron doesn't get it". I guess the last one is ok because it's not directed to the person. It seems those types of comments are ok to say.

    I think this tread should be locked, it got way off track of where I wanted it to go. For example, there is someone with a T12/L1 injury posting on the exercise page that they are physically and emotionally tired, have some movement in one leg. The injury location is similar to mine and it sounds like I started in a similar place, I could barely move one leg for what felt like the longest time (now don't anybody jump on that, I know it could have been longer, or never). All I wanted to do was motivate those people to keep at it. When I was injured, I wanted to hear a story of someone who beat the odds. My brother found one, or made it up, I don't know but it didn't matter. Story was it took someone 3 years to walk after their SCI accident and 14 more years before they could compete in a tri-athalon again. It kept me motivated to keep at it every day, and that's all I wanted to do here.

    Now 2jazzyjeff,
    I don't think everything I say is 100% correct, you know as I do that nobody is 100% correct in the world of SCI. People jump on me because it's easy. Everybody knows it's easier to shoot down ideas than try it themselves. My theory is to always listen to what everybody has to say and try and take one, just one good idea from it. Everybody has a theory and an idea and I don't know of anything that will work for everyone, but that does not mean certain things from that theory might help.

    I think it's great that you have a nurse for a sister, I'm sure it might have been weird talking to her at first, but I am sure it helped in that area of your recovery, especially early on. I wish I had one, that area still bothers me. I used what I had, like anybody would and tried to help some others along the way.

    With perspective, I sure do have it. There are a ton of injuries that are worse than mine, and yes I feel for all those people. I don't feel sorry for myself either, never once since my SCI have I asked myself "why me", I just take life as it get's thrown at me, some good, some not so.

    So everyone that liked some of the things I said, thanks, I hope in some twisted way you can find some extra motivation to keep at it.

    Matt

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    Matt, now we are making some headway. for what it's worth, i have just gained a whole new respect for you after that last post. i wouldn't say that originally that i took offense, but i did think that you were on some sort of ''high horse''. i apologize for getting under your proclaimed thick skin..... lol.

    we are alike in several ways... we both have never said ''why me?'', we both enjoy trying to help others, as should everyone... IMO. also, we both are smartasses too... trust me, i have been warned a time or two also.. my comments were not directed AT YOU.... i had to ride a fine line to not be warned, lol....

    as for everything you say be 100%, absolutely not... definately me neither, but there are some ppl. here that think they wrote the book on SCI. i just wish that i could get a copy so all of my questions could be answered.

    i really like your comment on listening and trying to take away one good idea.... i hope with this it's finding that damn book..... keep up your positive attitude and hard work.... jeff





    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

  9. #29
    If your message one of hope then great. If your message is "don't give up, anything's possible" then awesome. I often come to this board to offer hope like I was looking for when I was first injured.

    Work hard.
    Maximize your recovery.
    Stay positive.

    All good points. Once you start pinpointing your recovery to your strong will and imply others have not seen such recovery for the same reason it becomes insulting. I progressed very quickly in rehab while others did not. I worked very hard but it was easy to stay motivated because I was seeing results. Many saw no results.

    I've heard people claim their faith was the reason for their recovery. Others, like yourself, feel it was their will power and attitiude. I think it just was good fortune and I'm thankful every day for it.

    You can definately be an inspiration to others and you should be proud of your results. Just consider the feelings of those who may have given it all without your results and know that the "x-factor" probably isn't faith, work ethic, attitude, etc. They are all factors. The "x-factor" is a bit of luck.
    Last edited by gvinton; 11-26-2005 at 03:09 PM.

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    Matts,
    Just want to add a few comments since you have imply that someone on this forum can move a little bit of their left leg and is emotionally and physically tired. That would be me.. My injury is very much like yours and I'm not as fortunate as you are cause I'm still in the chair. My outlook for life is now different than it was before, I'm still grateful for everthing that I have. Before coming on here, I hated my life and asked the question why me? My life was complete before, been married for 12 years and have two beautiful daughters. Just recently I was able to have my own business ( before injury) and consider myself lucky to have a place to return to work. I'm sitting here today writting because I want U to know that even though I work my ass off, I'm not able to walk like U do. I'm a asian female in my 30's who believes in destiny. Look at Chris Reeves, look how hard he worked but not walking. I'm not saying that I will give up. I don't take offense in your comments, I too felt it was very encouraging and believe that recovering could happen years down the line. My doc and nurses said that after 18 months if I don't walk well then learn to live in this chair. Well only reading on this forum that I've learn people walk after 3 years or 14 years. That gave me much motivation and work harder now that before. Before I wanted to end my life and give up totally. NOw I just count my blessings and celebrated each new findings. I too live my life like it was my last one. My husband and my kids support me 100% and I'm grateful for that. Well keep posting cause U motivated me to keep working hard and who knows maybe I'll walk again or I will not. I'll tell U this I wouldn't stop living and will never give up hope..........





    Lan injured since 9/04/04
    T12/L1 incomplete
    oh BTW 2 months ago I felt the need to go #2, now no more accidents.
    Thank God

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