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    Random question here...

    Do any of you keep in touch with old PTs/OTs/STs of yours through Facebook or email or anything like that? Also, sorry if this is in the totally wrong forum.

    WG

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    One of my OTs is my friend. We met 10 years ago and she was helping me to adapt my flat. She is not my OT anymore but I think she was at least working for me three years. So when I got a new one, we continue to talk and her daughter works as my assistent now. We meet and talk on the phone quite often
    TH 12, 43 years post

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    • #3
      unfortunately, no
      "Smells like death in a bucket of chicken!"
      http://www.elportavoz.com/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by woman from Europe View Post
        One of my OTs is my friend. We met 10 years ago and she was helping me to adapt my flat. She is not my OT anymore but I think she was at least working for me three years. So when I got a new one, we continue to talk and her daughter works as my assistent now. We meet and talk on the phone quite often
        I'd like to, I just don't know if it's ok or not....

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        • #5
          I'm anti-facebook, but I go back to my rehab center just to visit my 4 PTs and OT at least once every 2 months, as well I will track down my social worker who is the most amazing lady. These women are queens, I place them on the highest pestestal. They took the most beligerent arrogant alcoholic drug-addicted misogynist piece of shit (me) and turned him into a positive contributing member of society. I tapped their strength and knowledge and turned it into a motivational energy that I *_NEVER_* thought I would possess, broken neck or not. I tear up thinking about those caring sharing beautiful women that gave me another chance at life. My rehab doctor told me repeatedly I would never live independently. These ladies never once showed disbelief that I would leave the hospital 100% independent. Within 90 days I had been shown everything I needed to live in this world using a manual wheelchair and left the hospital scared but empowered by their exceptional work. Its been 18-1/2 months and I can still close my eyes and be in that physical therapy room surrounded by their loving hearts. God bless them.

          They are truly a different breed. All my life I had been around people that hate their jobs and do nothing but bitch and complain. These ladies changed my entire perspective, I realized that not everyone was out to get me and what a wonderful world we live in. They enjoy my visits, I have to time them properly so as not to interfere with their new patients as well as their home life/schedule because we can often talk for an hour without any sort of awkwardness. Because of the amount of time we spent together we can almost read each others thoughts, know each well. I carry on about my quad life exploits, wheelchair sports, etc. They are especially impressed with my knowledge of manual wheelchair and sport equipment, all of which I can attribute to my time spent here at CareCure. Having never seen D's Locks they were very interested in them, noteably for patients that require an attendant to push the chair - the locking lever can be mounted in an easily-accessible position to increase safety.

          The first Christmas I was out of the hospital I contemplated buying them all a piece of nice jewellery. I decided against it, I didn't want to weird them out. I've come to the realization that my gift to them is to give back to society in any way I can, after all that is the reason they do their job. I know it's certainly not for the paycheque.

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          • #6
            @ tooley -beautiful [tear]
            C5/C6 Complete since 08/22/09

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            • #7
              Our O/T 's are a bunch of cute kids working for the Goverment health system. Yes i taught them a few things about how to cope with my disability. O/T in my country is a joke. Your on your own here.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tooley View Post
                I'm anti-facebook, but I go back to my rehab center just to visit my 4 PTs and OT at least once every 2 months, as well I will track down my social worker who is the most amazing lady. These women are queens, I place them on the highest pestestal. They took the most beligerent arrogant alcoholic drug-addicted misogynist piece of shit (me) and turned him into a positive contributing member of society. I tapped their strength and knowledge and turned it into a motivational energy that I *_NEVER_* thought I would possess, broken neck or not. I tear up thinking about those caring sharing beautiful women that gave me another chance at life. My rehab doctor told me repeatedly I would never live independently. These ladies never once showed disbelief that I would leave the hospital 100% independent. Within 90 days I had been shown everything I needed to live in this world using a manual wheelchair and left the hospital scared but empowered by their exceptional work. Its been 18-1/2 months and I can still close my eyes and be in that physical therapy room surrounded by their loving hearts. God bless them.

                They are truly a different breed. All my life I had been around people that hate their jobs and do nothing but bitch and complain. These ladies changed my entire perspective, I realized that not everyone was out to get me and what a wonderful world we live in. They enjoy my visits, I have to time them properly so as not to interfere with their new patients as well as their home life/schedule because we can often talk for an hour without any sort of awkwardness. Because of the amount of time we spent together we can almost read each others thoughts, know each well. I carry on about my quad life exploits, wheelchair sports, etc. They are especially impressed with my knowledge of manual wheelchair and sport equipment, all of which I can attribute to my time spent here at CareCure. Having never seen D's Locks they were very interested in them, noteably for patients that require an attendant to push the chair - the locking lever can be mounted in an easily-accessible position to increase safety.

                The first Christmas I was out of the hospital I contemplated buying them all a piece of nice jewellery. I decided against it, I didn't want to weird them out. I've come to the realization that my gift to them is to give back to society in any way I can, after all that is the reason they do their job. I know it's certainly not for the paycheque.
                That's very similar to how I feel which is why I would like to keep in touch with them.

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                • #9
                  yup... well, a few select ones... since '99.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by -scott- View Post
                    yup... well, a few select ones... since '99.
                    How do you keep in touch with them Scott?

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                    • #11
                      One was a nun, you tell me. I had a rapport with really only one or two. I was difficult with those bastards. I do love many of the nurses I had at Children's and have them on my Facebook. Three of them were very pretty and outgoing ladies and being gay, I was sort of like another girlfriend to them. I assume they knew only because I didn't flirt with them and had a massive obsession with Madonna.

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                      • #12
                        Never kept in touch with PTs or OTs, but did maintain contact with several nurses. All but one have passed on now. The remaining one was a student nurse at the time and we keep in touch by e-mail. Haven't seen her since the late '60s.
                        Tom

                        "Blessed are the pessimists, for they hath made backups." Exasperated 20:12

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by wheeliegirl2010 View Post
                          How do you keep in touch with them Scott?
                          My surgery and acute care was at the University of Virginia. I keep up with one of the nurses from my 1st 2 weeks via Facebook & in-person.

                          My inpatient therapy was at Shepherd; I keep up with 4 from there (OTs/PTs) via Facebook & email (they're scattered throughout the country now).

                          There are a handful of therapists I worked with on an outpatient basis at Woodrow Wilson Rehab Ctr (45min from where I grew up in Virginia) that I keep up with via Facebook, email, phone, or in-person.

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                          • #14
                            No but I followed their careers.

                            Social worker left spinal cord injury and went to help in cancer care.
                            OT I have no idea.
                            PT still there, still bitchin (she used to yell at me for goofing off with another patient - I was 12!)
                            Rehab physician left also and moved to the States for a sports team in Penn State.

                            I found myself there about five years ago and ran into two people (one a nurse, one an aide in rehab) who still recognized me from age 12!
                            Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

                            T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by lynnifer View Post
                              No but I followed their careers.

                              Social worker left spinal cord injury and went to help in cancer care.
                              OT I have no idea.
                              PT still there, still bitchin (she used to yell at me for goofing off with another patient - I was 12!)
                              Rehab physician left also and moved to the States for a sports team in Penn State.

                              I found myself there about five years ago and ran into two people (one a nurse, one an aide in rehab) who still recognized me from age 12!
                              Hahaaha that's cool! Gotta make you feel pretty good? I have a couple of PTs and an OT that I really want to keep in touch with (My OT worked as a voluntteer at my preschool and still has the Christmas ornament we gave him like 15 years ago ) Anyways, I just want to make them feel awkward or like... I guess what I'm asking is, is it appropriate (boundires)?

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