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  • #16
    mono-skiing and handcycling are the only way to go for a Para. Check out ridetherockies.com....I have done it the past 5 years in a row.
    "If you are going through hell-keep going." -Winston Churchill

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    • #17
      Welcome Dave! Sure wish my Sarah was not afraid of all of these activites and sports mentioned. The thought of her "falling" out of her chair still freaks her out!

      You have a great attitude!

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      • #18
        Hi, Dave, you're sexy!

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        • #19
          Hello and welcome, Dave.

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          • #20
            Hi Dave and welcome. You're fortunate in having family and friends, if unfortunate in your accident.

            A cure is on all our minds, but despite things appearing on the net about treatment/cure centres, I have not seen any messages from anyone saying "Hooray, I'm cured" or even seriously improved.

            The situation is that at present, only folks with money are able to try these things out. Treatment for all, via the health service, should be the aim; this will not probably come about until the service can sign up to a program of treatment.

            I've said before, that any government that does sign up, will in the end be megabucks better off, as long term care of the disabled is a heavy financial burden.
            2010 SCINet Clinical Trial Support Squad Member
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            • #21
              Hey Dave, welcome to the club that nobody wants to join.

              Over time, it seems to matter less and less to me. I have a darn good life. Have done crazy stuff that I woulda never imagined the day after (or the year after) I got injured. It only limits you from doing what you want if you let it. HOW you do it, is where SCI requires an endless supply of creativity and willingness to fall flat and try again lol.

              IDK much about therapies these days. I was hurt 12 years ago before when there wasn't much going on in terms of recovery.

              But I do know a lot about having fun - go monoski, man! It's by far my favorite activity. In those sad moments when there's no snow on the ground (lol) kayak, innertube, scuba, or surf. Or join a team. WC Lacrosse is the big new thing out here on the West Coast and its super-fun! Or get an ATV and blast through the forest and over the dunes. Or go to the adaptive race driving school. Or travel. Or whatever ... basically, pursue your interests as though you didn't sit for a living.

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