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    Originally posted by rdf View Post

    Lucky you live in NH rcechser, makes the wedding easier. Todd, you'll have to move North
    Fuck that! It's cold enough in Louisiana during winter.


      I thought they really screwed up in the medical details of the movie, it was suppose to be current times as I remember, but the medical technology was like it was back in the 70's or the early 80's. I know many people with high level injuries who live happy and productive lives, it does not always mean "the end" as the movie portrays.
      "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


        Curt, of course you know that the movie was based on a short story published in 2001 that takes place in the 1950s (from Rope Burns by Jerry Boyd aka F.X. Toole) . Not sure why Eastwood did not choose to update it when he made it. I also was horrified at the inaccuracies...down to how fake the pressure ulcers, trach, and vent looked to her total lack of any rehab and leaving her in bed all the time. I never caught who Eastwood used as a technical consultant...whoever it was should be ashamed of themselves (I know he did not ask me!!).

        When I saw it as a sneak with the Cinema Society when it first came out I arranged to have one of my clients with a C4 injury attend as a speaker after the film. He told the 800 members that it was totally fake...that we never let him lay around in bed all day, but insisted that he get up in a chair, go to several hours of therapy a day, go on recreation outings, eat in the dining room, etc. He also told them that he had thought about suicide in the ICU, but that once he saw what he could still do, and that he could still be a dad to his kids, he did not want that any longer. He has been injured for 17 years now.

        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.


          SCI and suicide. Mmmm.. an interesting combination of topics. Are you reading this, Major Hasan?


            As advanced and informed as the medical field is now, compared to the fifties, seventies . . . . hell, even the nineties, I still managed to get a stage 4 ulcer on my coccxyx in ICU at a supposedly very reputable SCI hospital. So it isn't overly far fetched that these sores still occur. And, since when did Hollywood get their facts accurate over the sacrifice of embellishing on a good story?

            I get the point of those who were upset about the movie and it's moral terpitude, but these issues are raised all the time after catastrophic injuries, whether we like facing it or not. Most on here choose to get past it and live their lives to the fullest, while others don't.

            I saw this movie first as an AB, and was completely in the dark regarding SCI and anything to do with the disabled in general. Looking at it from someone who's been on both sides of the fence, I can honestly say the movie is still thought provoking and honest, in my mind.