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    hi there to all

    i'm a quad c4-c5 and 4 years post injury frankel B (incomplete injury). I will try to tell u how much i can about my actual condition in order to improve as much is possible.

    I had a surgery for decompression 2 days after injury, and after 4 moths in a rehab hospital i've come home recovering nothing. I have to tell u all that i'm from an east european country and here is a big lack of rehab specialist.

    All progress that I have it's from my own experience.

    Now I'm feeding myself without a special glove for spoon. I can drink from a glass. I can put my legs up/down form wheelchair. I'm using only a manual wheelchair.

    i need ur help. all i wish is to get as more independence is possible. I know that it's a hard work and it's possible to improve nothing, but I have to try. Pls help me with your experience and advices.

    i've seen here, last in a past a c4 quad video transfer from bad to wheelchair...and my thought was that it's not possible for me....now i wish to work/learn/try. I know that not all injury's are the same even at the same level and lesion type but i have to try.

    Which are the steps to follow? What i have to improve first? Ask me all...i'll replay as quick it's possible even with photos/videos .....

    many thx
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    Cypresss which country are you living in?
    "So I have stayed as I am, without regret, seperated from the normal human condition." Guy Sajer

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    • #3
      who is physical therapist and can learn me some technics ?
      who's C4/C5 and can share from his experience?

      Originally posted by Mike C
      Cypresss which country are you living in?
      i'm from romania
      Last edited by cypresss; 02-28-2007, 03:33 AM.
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      • #4
        Hello,
        I would definitely try to see a PT and OT, so they can create a plan for you to follow and create solutions that will make you become more independent. I have never been to romania, but do the hospitals there have physical therapists that work within the hospital? That's awesome that you can feed yourself, drink from a glad and put your legs up & down. That's good that you are using a manual chair b/c it will help build your upperbody. Do you have a sliding board that you can use in order to transfer? Transferring can be hard especially when you do not have a lot of arm movement and balance. Transfering requires a lot of momentum and quick arm movements by pushing up your body with your fists. Dyceum may help your body stick to the transfer board when you are transferring. This is really sticky, so if you use it, make sure to wear pants when doing so. In order to do this, you should strengthen your hands by playing with exercise putty. Here's a link to some products that may help you: http://www.therapyshoppe.com/product...&cat=22&id=385
        -Jess










        i've seen here, last in a past a c4 quad video transfer from bad to wheelchair...and my thought was that it's not possible for me....now i wish to work/learn/try. I know that not all injury's are the same even at the same level and lesion type but i have to try.

        Which are the steps to follow? What i have to improve first? Ask me all...i'll replay as quick it's possible even with photos/videos .....

        many thx[/QUOTE]

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        • #5
          Originally posted by cypresss
          hi there to all

          i'm a quad c4-c5 and 4 years post injury frankel B (incomplete injury). I will try to tell u how much i can about my actual condition in order to improve as much is possible.

          I had a surgery for decompression 2 days after injury, and after 4 moths in a rehab hospital i've come home recovering nothing. I have to tell u all that i'm from an east european country and here is a big lack of rehab specialist.

          All progress that I have it's from my own experience.

          Now I'm feeding myself without a special glove for spoon. I can drink from a glass. I can put my legs up/down form wheelchair. I'm using only a manual wheelchair.

          i need ur help. all i wish is to get as more independence is possible. I know that it's a hard work and it's possible to improve nothing, but I have to try. Pls help me with your experience and advices.

          i've seen here, last in a past a c4 quad video transfer from bad to wheelchair...and my thought was that it's not possible for me....now i wish to work/learn/try. I know that not all injury's are the same even at the same level and lesion type but i have to try.

          Which are the steps to follow? What i have to improve first? Ask me all...i'll replay as quick it's possible even with photos/videos .....

          many thx
          well if you can lift your leg up then you can put sliding board under your butt and slide yourself ,i have a friend he is c5 and he even drives a car, yes car not van, .. he uses sliding board but he can transfer easily even in the car

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            many thx
            i'll try to improve my equilibrium. I know that i have no control at abdomen muscle.

            i'll buy a sliding board and "Teaching Dressing Skills" book.
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            • #7
              i can't afford to dream i'll drive a car..it's still to far for me..i hope but that's all.
              can u give me some details (mess id, mail adress, photo) of ur friend?

              i'm very interested by technics...experiences...all kind

              thx again
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              • #8
                i have found this videos...

                these guys are great...who knows them? i need to talk with them...

                http://carecure.rutgers.edu/spinewir...s_transfer.asf
                http://carecure.rutgers.edu/spinewir...d_transfer.wmv
                http://carecure.rutgers.edu/spinewir...d_transfer.wmv
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