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    Never Give Up... Never Surrender !


    Sitting in the passenger side of our van yesterday, I was working my lower back muscles to sit up straight and BOING! the big muscles in the front of my legs woke up!!

    It is so awesome!!

    I worked them the entire 1/2 hr drive home!

    This is such a MAJOR breakthrough!!

    OH.. also, I've been working on strengthening my hands... and at Walmart, I reached up, opened my fingers and grabbed a can of Pledge!! That was a first!!

    What an exciting day!

    I am almost 2 years post injury, incomplete C5-6.

    I have been out of physical therapy 5 mos. due to Medicad's restrictions...that's an entire different story... so I have been concentrating on isometrics and just trying to strengthen muscles anyway I can.
    Each time I think "Ok, fine, I guess I will have to accept living like this...have a good cry... something goes BOING!

    Sally Davis

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    congratulations. thats good news...

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    Senior Member DA's Avatar
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    Maybe a researcher can investigate BOING.

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    Senior Member skippy13's Avatar
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    That is really good news! Congratulations

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    Senior Member Mona~on~wheels's Avatar
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    Great news! Congrats! Keep it up~

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    Yeah I don't miss "formal hospital/insurance rehab" one bit. I work with a trainer that has helped me develop a home routine that has made all the difference. I'd be willing to bet you have more connections that just need to be worked to strengthened. That's exciting to hear though, I go through periods of return-drought and like hearing these stories.

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    I'm excited for you, Sally. That's some fantastic news.

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    That is very exciting and wonderful for you! I'm hoping everyone once in awhile can experience a BOING!

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    Senior Member patd's Avatar
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    Sweet! Keep trying everything!


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    Great that must be a good feeling.

    I'll be 27 years post on May 9th, still no motor function or sensation has come back. Still working on it though
    "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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