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    Hi all im new to all of this

    Hi my name is emily from califorina I was paralyzed in a softball accident march 7 and this is all so new to me and I would love to talk to as many people as I can. Im a c7 they say I can straighten my arms and have good use of my sholders and biceps but my wrist, hands, and fingers are lacking. Im also a compleat so I dont know if I will really improve any so anyone that wants to talk plz do I need all I can get I have so many questions.

    Emily

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    Are you still in rehab?
    Blog:
    Does This Wheelchair Make My Ass Look Fat?

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      Yes at shriners childrens hospital its so hard but im working hard

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        #4
        Hey Emily,

        I'm C6/7 complete, injured a year and a half ago. You've come to the right place for support and answers. Ask away or PM me

        -Nicky

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          I just dont know what to do with my self my life use to be sports but I cant really do that anymore im only a freshman in high school and now im in a wheelchair for the rest of my life im just lost.

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            #6
            Welcome to CC work hard at rehab. Things get better life go's on you will make it. Just hang in there.

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              #7
              I'm trying it's just so hard to deal with it's slot for a 14 year old

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                #8
                Hi Emie,
                I use to play softball in high school too. It was my biggest sport. I am C5/6 since I was 17, so I know how much it sucks to be that young and think of all the things you don't think you will be able to do again. Hang in there though because sometimes it is a big surprise how much you will be able to do! I have done things since my injury that at one time I never thought would happen, honest.

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                  #9
                  Emie,
                  Are you at Shriners in LA or Sacramento? Shriners is a great hospital for kids (and teens ) with orthopedic problems, hopefully they are treating you good and helping you with your recovery!
                  I know its hard to think about right now since your injury was so recent, but people in wheelchairs are still able to live normal lives and be happy! We can still play sports (such as wheelchair basketball, tennis, quad rugby (full contact!), go surfing, etc......), drive cars, go to college (and living in the dorms isn't out of the question), and much much much more!
                  Feel free to ask any questions you want, vent when you need to, and learn lots about SCI.
                  Mandy
                  ~Mandy~
                  SCI as a result of spinal surgery
                  TiLite Aero Z!!!

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                    #10
                    I am so soory you had to find this site, it's so valuable to those that truely need it, I hope you use it. It can give so much information, you'll be suprised. I found out so much about being in a chair it was so usefull.
                    Any questions ask away, you'll get more than you ask for .we are all sorry for your injury, it's more than you ever dreamed would happen to yourself.So many questions. We'll try to answer any questions.

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                      #11
                      Welcome emie,your health should improve abit as most of us at cc have gain some function back.Keep your head up and stay strong.

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                        #12
                        Hi emie, This site will help alot through the years. Your injury is new and you will be dealing with many new ways of doing everyday functions that you may seem to be impossible. Just hang in there things will be better as you gain your strenght back and lighten up on the dope.
                        Remember to smile once in a while.

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                          Hi emie, like has been said this site is a great source of infomation and support. You finding it early will be a big help, took me about 10yrs. Things will get easier and life will go on and don't let yourself constantly think that you "can't" do something, you will be amazed at what you still can. Just ask any question you have, and someone here will likely know the answer.

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                            #14
                            Hi, your injury is fairy new so I hope you will gain some returns. It is too early to say you're complete or incomplete. Good luck to you.

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                              #15
                              Hi Emie, Make a habit of thinking about what you can do and keep pushing yourself! It gets better, but it's hard.

                              Pat

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