Reply to Osborn

March 31, 2007 at 3:50 pm


It’s my pleasure meeting you! In the beginning, on a scale of 1-10, I was a 9.9. I had actually died (stopped breathing waiting for the medical staff to assist me) and saw the aftermath but it was painless until I woke up the next morning. The only things I had control over was my eye sight and my right foot. Too make a long story short, after 5 different hospitals, 7.5 months as a patient and 2.8 million dollars (& still growing as we speak) later, I was discharged. After the first year, w/out the help of the in-house OT/PT therapists, caregiver (under the table/doesn’t speak english) & my wife, life would take a hundred times longer to recover. I try to rehab every day to keep my confidence up. My arms were the first to go and the last to come back. Just remember you can’t do it all by yourself. Utilize the anger, isolation & frustration into positive advancements into your daily current life. At least I know what to expect later on in life (medical care, etc.) as age creeps up on me (will be 46 years old in August). How old are you? Running out of space. Take care “+”.