james.street at comcast.net
Sun Nov 9 21:22:54 PST 2003
Thanks to everyone for the encouragement. I "know" I should be patient but then I'm not. Thanks for reminding me.
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I too was very impatient. I had a wedding to walk for and I WAS GONNA WALK DOWN THE ISLE. I got a prosthesis a week before my wedding and that was after having trouble healing from the boat accident. I did walk and then I went through PT for 6 weeks. walking most of this time with a cane . I wheeled around at work in a wheelchair forever. I too HATE the wheelchair and I HATE crutches. neither one more or less than the other. I KNOW I am very fortunate to be able to get around now with just my prosthesis and I absolutely despised anyone who told me "give it time" but that is all you need to do. Be VERY proud of yourself that you have done so much. BUT it is like growing up all over again. We just want to be an adult to act like a kid again. Take it as easy as you can and push when you just have to. You will look back on a lot of this and it will just be a blur of the past.
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