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  • #16
    Oh Ryan,
    I'm sooo sorry this happened and you were unable to get any assistance for so long. I hope everything turns out ok like the ER doc said. You are def in my thoughts and prayers!!

    Becky
    T8-9 according to latest scoring.......
    since 1/3/04

    I am the best at being me. No matter how that happens to be!!

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    • #17
      oh rye, I actually remember asking you how you would prevent having your button out of reach last time this happened. What can be done so that you can alert someone? this is so dangerous! I am so glad you are ok. can you have the button clipped to you shirt before bed? if they had an alert system that were voice activated, like say it would alert if you say cranberry cow or something three times, that would make you safer.

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      • #18
        Cranberry cow!? LOL. Where did that come from. That's hilarious. Well today has been horribly frustrating. Spent the day in bed and actually sent my caregiver out to the grocery store to do all my grocery shopping. I'm freaking helpless right now and can barely do anything. My arm walk across my body and my tenodesis in my right hand is almost nonexistent right now but it's getting better than it was last night. My doctor want me to wear a brace on my hand for three days but I've found it completely impossible because it won't let me hold anything. It took me 45 minutes to get my cell phone on my hand this morning to make a phone call and get some assistance somewhat early and of course by that point, they had already left and I had to wait until they got home. This is really frustrating and I really hope I get the movement back in my arm really soon. I forgot what it felt like to be an actual C-5 but this bringing back so many memories. I'll tell you what, having to get fed sucks. I'm going to look into getting new pads for my bed that don't slide. My shoulder is killing me and my forearm is super sore and barely works. I don't know enough function right now to get the forks all the way up to my mouth any accurate sense, let alone the strength or muscles working. Hopefully by tomorrow it will be fine. I know today there was no way I would be a will to move my chair around, even if I got up and just did around the house. I wouldn't be able to lift my hands up to the wheel to push around at all. Thank you everyone for your concerns. One of these months, everything is going to go just right and I won't have any problems.of course in that same month, monkeys might fly out of my butt. LOL
        C-5/6, 7-9-2000
        Scottsdale, AZ

        Make the best out of today because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come. Nobody knows that better than those of us that have almost died from spinal cord injury.

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        • #19
          Ryan, interesting conversation between flying monkeys and cranberry cows. I am sure you must be so frustrated. Do you have a medic alert button? I know we just got a lifeline one but not sure if they have voice activated..http://tinyurl.com/yge32x5. Hope your arm recovery happens quickly.

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          • #20
            Just glad your one tough s.o.b. Hey Rybread, just looked out my window and saw an ass-monkey flying by, see, things are getting better. Good call Ry!
            If I was meant to have wheels under my ass, what the hell are these legs for?
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            • #21
              well monkeys flying outa yr ass doesnt sound very fun at all. I must learn to be grateful for still having use of my hands. There have been some loss of function for me which has really bummed me out. I can still play an instrument, just not as well, and not as long, and it affects driving as well as chopping, using a knife or scissors, or other hand tools. I am feeling guilty for being so bummed about this change.
              I hope you are healing up fast, and not hurting too much. still, how to alert someone if you slide or tip or even fall out of bed again. can the bedpad or mattress be secured to prevent sliding in the future? what about pinning or sticking the call button to your bed rail?

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              • #22
                Rye, sorry to hear about this. I met the driveway today, so I kinda know how you feel. But I am not dealing with the after effects you are. Hope that hand comes back fast. You must be frustrated.

                Would a wider bed keep you from falling ..... more room.

                I know when I was in rehab, making plans to come home they did not want me in a narrow bed. The felt a queen was the minimal for turning in. If you are going to position yourself, do you need more space?
                T7-8 since Feb 2005

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                • #23
                  Damm, that sucks, sounds like youve had a really tough go of things lately, its gotta get better in time.
                  "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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                  • #24
                    Well thank all of you guys. I'm still going nuts because my shoulders still isn't working properly. I better get that function back or I'm just done. I don't know what else to say. I'm just so frustrated and tired of all these problems, one after another.
                    C-5/6, 7-9-2000
                    Scottsdale, AZ

                    Make the best out of today because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come. Nobody knows that better than those of us that have almost died from spinal cord injury.

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                    • #25
                      Hang in ry, I kissed the ground yesterday too. bruised up but up, CT winter bad this year for icy patches.
                      Kindly,

                      The Ketamine Kitty

                      All the tears, all the pain, all the rage through the night (apolgies to the rewrite) RR

                      Next time I die make sure I'm gone,
                      don't leave 'em nothing to work on JT

                      And I ain't nothin but a dream JM

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by bollefen View Post
                        Hang in ry, I kissed the ground yesterday too. bruised up but up, CT winter bad this year for icy patches.
                        I hear ya!


                        Rye .... I have pinched nerves in my shoulders before, and they always came back, but usually pretty quickly. But I am hoping yours will be fine, I can imagine you are worried!
                        T7-8 since Feb 2005

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                        • #27
                          Ryan....you have some of the craziest crap happen to you... I agree, it is a good thing you are one tough SOB. You keep growling at the bad luck and find a way to get to the next day....jus wish you didnt have to keep getting into these situations.......hope you have better luck ahead.

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                          • #28
                            Hi Rybread I Hope youre feeling better soon
                            Always thinking about you myfriend
                            The other day I told a friend My arms are my legs and when my shoulders / hands bother me it just hits me hard .

                            If you ever need anything e mail me and I'll do my best
                            Keep Smiling
                            Sincerely ;
                            Gypsylady

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                            • #29
                              Hi Ryan,
                              Start of a new day and I hope the pain is lessening. I agree something like medic alert button might be helpful. I am not sure, but I think there might even be funding for one from various agencies. Maybe someone else who knows more can weigh in on this. In any event, they cost about a buck a day, can be worn everywhere, including the shower, and have been very helpful to several people who live in my building. Hoping for no cranberry cows, but lots of flying monkeys today for you.

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                              • #30
                                Sorry you fell Ryan.
                                Saying prayers you get full strength & mobility in your arms.
                                Hang in there. Things have to look up soon.
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