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    new to the block

    I am a new para-5 months post injury. I am T8 complete burst fracture. I fell off my second story bedroom deck while sleepwalking. I broke ribs-nobody will tell how many-would like the bragging rights-lol. I am a mother of three beautiful girls and married. I have a ton of questions-just don't know where to start. I spent 3 weeks in the hospital-had a stroke because of a DVT. Luckily no further damage to me. I then spent 4 weeks in rehab. I also have two rods, six screws and hip bone to replace my T8. Spent 4 looong months with my friend the TLSO. I could only have it off while lying down. Doing estim bike now two times a week and working on the standing frame-made it ten mins. so far. Learning the whole bowel/bladder program-so far so good except for UTI's and now a spastic bladder. Happy St. Patrick's Day to all my irish friends!!

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    Somewhere in the Rocky Mountains
    Hi Mom03

    Glad you found us but sorry you had to join the SCI club....Welcome and ask away. This site is good for all your questions. You can use the search to find out alot of stuff even without having to ask...

    Good luck in your rehab

    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

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    Sorry to hear about your injury. I am a T6 complete, burst fracture on three vertebrae, completely shattered. Also broke ribs and my left wrist, I am married and have three kids. Three and a half years out. Had a TLSO for three and a half months and the bowel program hasn´t been easy for me either. Things have gotten a lot better though since those dreadful first few months.
    T6 complete (or so I think), SCI since September 21, 2003

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    Welcome to CC, momo3. Carecure is a wonderful resource, and I've learned much more from Dr. Wise, the SCI-nurses (particularly KLD), the caregivers, and the SCI-injured themselves here on CC than from all the doctors and nurses directly involved in my wife's care. Sounds like your rehab is moving along well; it's a whole new way of life thrust upon you. Sometimes it's hard to bear, but you can always count on finding support from someone here who has gone through the same as you.
    - Richard

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    welcome! Sorry you needed to find this community. Life gets easier as the TLSO comes off and you learn how to communicate with your body. This is a great place to find answers.

    Good luck to you!
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    Welcome to the club, I hate to say I'm glad to see you here. You'll find lots of friends and info here and nursing advise too.....
    If the Army & the Navy ever look on heavens scenes, they will see the streets are guarded by United States Marines!

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    welcome momo is a great site ...lets hope that a cure will come soon.
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      • Translation: "As long as I breathe, I hope."

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    momo, I am so sorry to hear about your unfortunate accident, but glad that you found CareCure. CareCure really has been the most incredible resource in helping me deal with my spinal cord injury. I have made friends, shared stories and truly feel connected with the people on CareCure.

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    Welcome to the rubber room. Strap on your straitjacket and enjoy.

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