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    Kinda odd.... maybe I'm just lazy... anyone else?

    I used to joke people who said to me "so you can't walk?" that "no, I can run like the wind, I'm just really fucking lazy."

    Anyway, I'm C5 incomplete and I know I can wiggle toes, flex my legs muscles, and such a little if I concentrate....but its all just little movements....nothing functional and whats there outside of toes you can't see unless you really watch... so anyway I was watching a scary movie with friends and there was a part where something flashed up and everyone kinda "jumped back" in there seats from surprise.... the crazy thing was I did too.

    I thought "oh, i musta spasmed" but then i thought about it and it wasn't because all of the muscle contractions below my injury level were even on both side, quick tensioning & immediate release, like a normal person and not prolonged spacticity...and all my muscles were relaxed and not spasming after the "jump back".... I felt my ass literally lift off the seat a bit. I've had this a couple other times in similar situations.... anyone else ever experience that?????????

    Maybe I should hire someone to consistently scare me and I could time it to walk. LOL
    Last edited by RJC; 20 Nov 2006, 1:37 PM.

    #2
    Not me but have you ever tried gait training? You sound like a decent candidate for it.
    "So I have stayed as I am, without regret, seperated from the normal human condition." Guy Sajer

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      #3
      is that where they stand u up in a walker type thing where it "runs/walks" your legs?

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        #4
        RJC, have you done much pt? Ifso, did any of it involve leg movement?

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          #5
          ...

          You can walk...if you really want to. Or do you just not care?

          I'm a complete injury. if I stare at my toes for 4 hours...I can wiggle one....a LITTLE.

          you're right. if you don't walk, yeah you're lazy/

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            #6
            Originally posted by RJC
            I used to joke people who said to me "so you can't walk?" that "no, I can run like the wind, I'm just really fucking lazy."

            Anyway, I'm C5 incomplete and I know I can wiggle toes, flex my legs muscles, and such a little if I concentrate....but its all just little movements....nothing functional and whats there outside of toes you can't see unless you really watch... so anyway I was watching a scary movie with friends and there was a part where something flashed up and everyone kinda "jumped back" in there seats from surprise.... the crazy thing was I did too.

            I thought "oh, i musta spasmed" but then i thought about it and it wasn't because all of the muscle contractions below my injury level were even on both side, quick tensioning & immediate release, like a normal person and not prolonged spacticity...and all my muscles were relaxed and not spasming after the "jump back".... I felt my ass literally lift off the seat a bit. I've had this a couple other times in similar situations.... anyone else ever experience that?????????

            Maybe I should hire someone to consistently scare me and I could time it to walk. LOL
            Maybe you could just have them scare you extra bad and maybe you will just jump up and run out of the room the next time....LOL just kidding.... Sounds like you need to be working those muscles if youre not already. If you dont work them you wont know if you can strengthen them enough to walk or not.
            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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              #7
              You've got something there. Make the most of it!
              - Richard

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                #8
                I've had similar experiences ever since I was in rehab. One of the nurses came in my room when I wasn't expecting it and I felt my legs jump. However, my reaction has never been as pronounced as yours was, only small jumps and the feeling of movement not actual lifting of my ass. I can feel small movements of my thigh muscles if I really try but I can't move my toes either. I think gait training would be worth a try, you never know you might just end up walking and it definately wouldn't hurt.
                Kristi
                T7 MVA 9/12/04

                Life is just a collection of memories. - C.W. McCall Aurora Borealis

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                  #9
                  My whole body also jerks if I get a fright. Not lifting off the chair or anything but definitely there. Weird.
                  _____oOo_____
                  Phil C6
                  "If you can't explain it to me in less than 10 seconds, it's probably not worth knowing anyway..." - Calvin

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                    #10
                    You might have some kind of ability to control spasms. This is how I started off. A lot of people have so much more ability than they think, they just don't know how to take advantage. I would say to try and see what else you can do.
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by RJC
                      I used to joke people who said to me "so you can't walk?" that "no, I can run like the wind, I'm just really fucking lazy."

                      Anyway, I'm C5 incomplete and I know I can wiggle toes, flex my legs muscles, and such a little if I concentrate....but its all just little movements....nothing functional and whats there outside of toes you can't see unless you really watch... so anyway I was watching a scary movie with friends and there was a part where something flashed up and everyone kinda "jumped back" in there seats from surprise.... the crazy thing was I did too.

                      I thought "oh, i musta spasmed" but then i thought about it and it wasn't because all of the muscle contractions below my injury level were even on both side, quick tensioning & immediate release, like a normal person and not prolonged spacticity...and all my muscles were relaxed and not spasming after the "jump back".... I felt my ass literally lift off the seat a bit. I've had this a couple other times in similar situations.... anyone else ever experience that?????????

                      Maybe I should hire someone to consistently scare me and I could time it to walk. LOL
                      I am a T11/12 Incomplete and when a movie or something scary happens I get something the same as you described. I also have a spot on my right side by the edge of my injury line that if touch it lightly I feel a nerve like shock go all the way down my leg. I used to be able to gate but no feeling. I do believe electrical stimulation to my spine would do something. Maybe I should get an electrical cord a get a jump start myself with my truck!

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