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    Hello Everyone,

    Just joined the forum, I have been reading for about a week. I got into a motorcycle accident October 4th, 2009. Classified as a T3 Asia B. Regained a little movement in my legs, glute, and abs since then. As I talk more to some of the Local para's at the VA, I realize that I have been blessed with a few more extra abilities than most. I just try to pray and work on getting as much back as I can. It's been a lot of helpful info on here that I will be using too. I already contacted some of the agencies I found on here like SCI-step. I will keep posting progress and I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions too.

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    Welcome EllDee. That is great that you have some movement. Keep trying to strengthen what works. This is a great site with helpful and knowledgeable people.

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      Hi EllDee, This is a great place for info. I use the often search feature.

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        Welcome! (still feels weird to say that)

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          Welcome! Was Dr. Ho your doctor at Cleveland?

          You may want to join our Veteran's forum as well.

          (KLD)
          The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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          • #6
            what is Asia B? my nuero just said i was a t-11 incomplete. I've seen other posts with the asia thing and was wondering what that is?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by EllDee View Post
              Hello Everyone,

              Just joined the forum, I have been reading for about a week. I got into a motorcycle accident October 4th, 2009. Classified as a T3 Asia B. Regained a little movement in my legs, glute, and abs since then. As I talk more to some of the Local para's at the VA, I realize that I have been blessed with a few more extra abilities than most. I just try to pray and work on getting as much back as I can. It's been a lot of helpful info on here that I will be using too. I already contacted some of the agencies I found on here like SCI-step. I will keep posting progress and I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions too.
              I went to the SCI-Step trial week, they work you hard. Good thing about those places is that people want to be there to get better, unlike hospital rehab. unfortunately it is too far for me to go regularly because of other obligations that are more important, my kids. the movement based therapies definitely will show improvements in how you feel. I would definitely try their trial period if you can.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jschism View Post
                what is Asia B? my nuero just said i was a t-11 incomplete. I've seen other posts with the asia thing and was wondering what that is?
                ASIA B is incomplete for sensation, which must include the are immediately around the anus. You can read more about the ASIA classification system (which your neurologist should have been using) here:

                http:///index.php?page=viewarticle&a...nalLevels.html

                (KLD)
                The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                • #9
                  ASIA=American Spinal Injury Association impairment scale. It goes from A-E, A being complete. B-E incomplete with E meaning normal function and strength below injury level. Everything else falls in-between. Google for more info.

                  Yeah I plan on going to sci-step, it's about an hour from me.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
                    ASIA B is incomplete for sensation, which must include the are immediately around the anus. You can read more about the ASIA classification system (which your neurologist should have been using) here:

                    http:///index.php?page=viewarticle&a...nalLevels.html

                    (KLD)
                    Yeah that link explains it. I didn't know how to add it.

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                    • #11
                      EllDee -- welcome! Sounds like you are doing well. Be sure to check out the exercise forum -- it's a big help. My son is a para and I can't say enough about the role of exercise and stretching in his overall health and recovery. He was injured in 2007 and continues to amaze me with his improved strength and adaptability.

                      Best wishes.
                      Ugh, I've been kissed by a dog!
                      Get some hot water, get some iodine ...
                      -- Lucy VanPelt

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
                        Welcome! Was Dr. Ho your doctor at Cleveland?

                        You may want to join our Veteran's forum as well.

                        (KLD)
                        No Dr. Ho wasn't. I met him but Dr. Campea (spelling). I think Dr. Ho was the head doctor up there.

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                        • #13
                          Welcome to CC. So glad you're progressing w/ movement!

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                            Thanks for the welcome everyone.

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