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  • #31
    Independent here I like my elbow room ( per Say ) Been stubborn and antisocial lol ages ...
    Drive on my own just do things @ my own pace , My Family wants me to move in with them but I feel they would kind of suffocate me as where they live is a tight community city style lifestyle neighbors 15 ft away the typical honeymooners shpeal lol
    I like my country life I feel it is healthier for me to do things when I want . plus my neighbors are far away lol acres

    Sincerely Countrified ;
    GL

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    • #32
      Originally posted by GL View Post
      Independent here I like my elbow room ( per Say ) Been stubborn and antisocial lol ages ...
      Drive on my own just do things @ my own pace , My Family wants me to move in with them but I feel they would kind of suffocate me as where they live is a tight community city style lifestyle neighbors 15 ft away the typical honeymooners shpeal lol
      I like my country life I feel it is healthier for me to do things when I want . plus my neighbors are far away lol acres

      Sincerely Countrified ;
      GL
      You're a strong lady, Judy!! I admire your incredibly positive attitude!! I still can't believe you are able to survive on so few T.V. channels--

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      • #33
        it would b great if everyone included their level of injury not that they just live alone
        C5/C6 Complete since 08/22/09

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        • #34
          Hi Mac when I was 16 I broke my neck the first time ,Incomplete Quad Back then it took me years to recover some sort of happy medium , I relied on crutches etc...

          I am a old schooled Motorcyclist alway's will be
          Then some years back In my Freak Motorcycle accident I Re broke my neck by the base of the skull high level , Had bone grafts and , plates , Broke my mid back had broke my left side of my body really screwed up my left arm and leg had 2 disks fixed in my mid back
          Punctured my right lung with broken ribs and crushed my left side of my body broke both hands , collarbone
          Ruptured my spleen My mid body twisted around 180 like a rubber band it was weird looking @ my body backwards but I survived it messed up my bladder and nearly tore my intestines apart . Was read my last rites in front of my Mom
          was in / out of a coma over 14 day's
          My spinal cord especially in my mid back has been through some feirce trauma

          I have to be careful because if I get cut it can be deadly if I start bleeding . .
          Life to me is I just have to do whatever I want @ my pace to survive .

          There is the lowdown

          I am happy to be alive .
          This was very rough for me to express
          Lastly I dont know how to describe it because my accident was like watching a movie of life going in slow motion I still have serious nightmares .

          My level of injury is like a rubberband .

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          • #35
            Damn GL, thats some craaazy shit. Lucky to be alive.
            C5/C6 Complete since 08/22/09

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            • #36
              Mac it was insane in the membrane as I say with a smirk of humor .

              My mother said it was very bad , I just have a stack of medical papers ( Report ) and Faint memory after the surgery . Definitely the breathing machines and other medical gizomos keeping me alive were uncomfortable because I had hoses everywhere and about bit off my tongue , lower lip .
              I remember everything up to the accident . Somehow it is a good thing that I dont remember much while I was hospitalized . The Staff was awesome .

              Took me a while ok long time to get to a happy medium but that stuff is the past and I live for the future .
              Recovery is a rough road but I like challenges . Especially with only 2 channels .
              Sometimes the headaches are like living in a can of scrambled eggs lol ....

              Independence can be scary but why live in fear ? I decided that I am more comfortable @ my home out in the boonies . Makes me use my mind in different ways so I am always learning new way's to compensate . I have great friends who I can call if I need something special or help etc...

              Now if only my calighraphy was better .....uuuugh
              Alway's
              GL

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              • #37
                Family life is Great for many but for me I always felt like the black sheep this is why I dont want to ever feel like I am burdening anyone .

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                • #38
                  I've been living om my own since I was 19/20, now 26. I'm totally independent, but I've got a PA comming twice a weekend to give me a hand with cleaning and groceryshopping. I love beeing in my own place
                  As for sleeping, as someone earlier in the thread, I've got some kind of a tempuric matress and with that I don't turn in bed during the night, and have never had trouble. (I'm c6/c7 complete)

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                  • #39
                    Any quads that have only partial movement of their arms living by themselves? I should add that I am c4/c5 quad with only the use of my left arm. I live with my brother in my house, but he wants to move out, and live with his girlfriend. I don't want to leave my house, but I can't figure out how to live here by myself.
                    Last edited by Willyg; 06-15-2011, 12:14 AM.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Willyg View Post
                      Any quads that have only partial movement of their arms living by themselves? I should add that I am c4/c5 quad with only the use of my left arm. I live with my brother in my house, but he wants to move out, and live with his girlfriend. I don't want to leave my house, but I can't figure out how to live here by myself.
                      yea, all i see are mostly incompletes living on their own. i`m a c3/c4 complete and i cant see a way to live on my own.
                      C3-C4 complete quad
                      since 1/2004
                      "I don't fear death, only the method of dying"

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                      • #41
                        I am a C 5 & 6 for many years I could trigger spasms by holding my breath to help me turn about 10 years ago I had a bone infection on my spine. Iy killed my spasms and what feeling I had left. Nowdays I use a Invacare Microair 95z to turn me at night.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by reedyd View Post
                          I am a C 5 & 6 for many years I could trigger spasms by holding my breath to help me turn about 10 years ago I had a bone infection on my spine. Iy killed my spasms and what feeling I had left. Nowdays I use a Invacare Microair 95z to turn me at night.
                          I sleep on a roho mattress and lay on my back with my feet propped up on a large foam pillow and sleep/lay on it up to 12+ hours without getting red.
                          As for living alone, unless I strike it rich, it's a pipe dream for me.

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                          • #43
                            I am T-10 and lived on my own for 10 years before I got married in 2004. I turned myself and made it easier by getting a bed that had iron built in to the headboard. I take my knees and turn them in the direction that I am rolling and then grab my headboard and pull myself on over until I get in a comfy spot. I keep a pillow between my knees and feet and it just rolls with me. I go from side to side. Can't sleep on my back or stomach.
                            DFW TEXAS- T-10 since March 20th, 1994

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                            • #44
                              I have a regular matress with 3 inch memory foam and sheep skin to help protect my skin. Moving around in the night is important no matter what kind of mattress you have. I keep my legs propped up on 1 pillow with another pillow between my legs, a pillow to wrap my arms around and 2 more pillows under my head. My husband is amazed at how many pillows I use to sleep. lol.
                              DFW TEXAS- T-10 since March 20th, 1994

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                              • #45
                                I agree with Scott...unless you're rich you're not going to be living on your own after an injury (mine was c4/5 incomplete). I lay flat and use a roho overlay...being in bed w/out turning has been okay and hasn't led to skin probs...
                                C4/5 incomplete, 17 years since injury

                                "The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” - Carlos Castaneda

                                "We live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom: our body." - Marcel Proust

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