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  • Another year has passed.

    Today is the 62nd anniversary of my accident on a trampoline (aka ?quad maker?). There is still a little life left in me. As I slow down to ease the aches and pains, more of my time is eaten up just doing ADLs. I do manage to find time to mentor a few med students which I truly enjoy. I have worked with young people throughout my career. Hanging out with them has helped to keep me feeling and acting a couple of decades younger than my age, soon to be 79. It has taken a lot of patience, persistence, practice, and of course, pain to keep wheeling this long. Above all is my loving wife who serves as the ultimate motivator. On the darkest days she makes my life worthwhile.

    My wife and I will be observing the occasion by going out to dinner this evening. Nothing fancy. We will likely head to Longhorns where I have the staff well trained. They know where to seat us and to cut my steak before bringing it to the table. It makes dinning out quite pleasant. I will end the day with a toast to all those who have helped to keep me moving.
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  • #2
    Raise your glasses, all to "55" (er 62)!
    GJ and NL


    • #3
      When I think how long ago my occurred, 26 years here, its good to hear/read that you've made it this long and are still going strong. Congrats and Bon App?tit!


      • #4
        Your are an example of life after an SCI. Cheers!!
        C-7 incomplete Since 2004


        • #5
          Congrats! I like the idea of heading to a "well-trained" restaurant for the least amount of hassle.


          • #6
            "Happy" anniversary amigo. I'm catching up, but hearing from you, I feel like just a newb with my 40th just a few months away.


            Rick Goldstein
            GO! Mobility Solutions


            • #7
              62 yrs post. I am not worthy.
              "Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed." - Hunter Thompson
              T5/6 complete


              • #8
                Keep on rolling.

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


                • #9
                  Carry on-you are an inspiration to all!
                  69yo male T12 complete since 1995
                  NW NJ


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rook98006 View Post
                    62 yrs post. I am not worthy.
                    What Rook said. Cheers and all the best!


                    • #11
                      Five more years and we'll have a cure for you 55.

                      Congratulations for living! I appreciate you being around and sharing your experience(s). It is truly helpful!


                      • #12
                        Very much respect to you from a freshly injured. Happy Anniversary and all my best to you


                        • #13
                          Congrats, as others have said you are a living testament that there is life after SCI, great job. Enjoy your dinner!


                          • #14
                            Cheers to you, SCIfor62yrs and Mrs. SCIfor62yrs!

                            (I had my 33 year AnniverSCIry yesterday. It's "interesting" going from counting the years to counting the decades.)


                            • #15
                              Cheers here!



                              You can educate many of these fresh out interns and premed doctors to be.

                              Now it's time to write your memoir. You have gain and experienced a lot over those 62 years. Incredible!

                              This world we live in today needs that wealth of information you have gained over the decades. Put it in writing. Find an editor or writer to help you or let them write for you while you share your life experiences.

                              Didn't give up. Didn't throw in the towel but kept on going.

                              As my doctors tell me, "Keep doing whatever you're doing!"

                              "We must overcome difficulties rather than being overcome by difficulties."