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post #11 of 95 Old 11-13-2013, 02:13 PM
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Yikes! Glad you are ok--comparatively. I hope you recover as fast and well as possible.
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post #12 of 95 Old 11-13-2013, 02:42 PM
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I am so glad you were not KILLED!

Folks, it is always good when people post something they have done, that may not have been the wisest actions, in the hopes that others will learn from it. Next time, just beer pong........

I hope you have a speedy recovery. I guess we will see more of you for a while? That's not a bad thing, I guess.
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post #13 of 95 Old 11-13-2013, 02:51 PM
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You were terrible....

Looking back on my life, if I had been caught for all the things I may have done, I would still be in jail. If I had got hurt every time I had made a decision that could of ended in disaster I would still be in a wheel chair.

You are lucky not to be worse hurt, and strangely enough you probably have the drink to thank for that, people who are drunk and relaxed often survive things better

Wishing you a speedy recovery, for now while you are badly hurt, stay ahead of the pain, take those pills on time, if you start hurting you are getting behind and it is difficult to catch up.

OH, and start moving the bits that do move as soon as you can, so very important to get going as soon as the medics say it's OK, even if it is just making a fist and relaxing, or wiggling your toes, whatever moves, keep it moving.
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post #14 of 95 Old 11-13-2013, 05:35 PM
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OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! You PMd me and told me you were In the hospital-you didn't tell me you fell three stories!!!!!!!! It is a miracle you're alive!!! Prayers for thanks that you're alive and prayers that you have a fast recovery!!!!!!!!!!!

Pshh....I don't procrastinate, I just do unimportant things VERY productively!

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post #15 of 95 Old 11-13-2013, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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I really appreciate all the kind words, guys!

I will say that many of you are right--it was absolutely not one of my best decisions. And my boyfriend (his name is Tristan) has taken it very hard. He heard me fall and hit the ground, and said there was blood everywhere. Of course, the police arrived before the paramedic, and they had to question him--their immediate thought was that he pushed me.
I know I should drink less... but I've never done anything like this before!!

And yes, you're all so right. I am incredibly lucky to be alive. I actually have many friends/acquaintances with stories very similar to mine--all of them weren't lucky enough to survive.

I started physical therapy yesterday, and occupational therapy today. I got very lucky, also, in that I have no brain damage. The road to recovery will be a long one... I don't know when I will get to ride again ):

But I have an awesome support system with tons of friends and family that have traveled far to come see me. I am super grateful for that.

Of course, I'll be hanging around here quite a bit ;)
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Wishing a speedy recovery for you!
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Thank you, I appreciate it!

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post #18 of 95 Old 11-14-2013, 08:32 PM
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If there's one piece of advice I can give you as someone who has some experience with a very beat up's this: Don't skip physio. Don't ever think it's not worth it. Don't ever think it hurts to much. Don't ever think you feel fine and stop before the doctorss say so.

If you do, you'll regret it. Ask me how I know.

Get well.
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post #19 of 95 Old 11-14-2013, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Does that mean the therapies?

As an update, and in response to that, I have actually been moved to Rehab, which is an intensive therapy unit. I have three hours of therapy a day: one and a half of Physical, and one and a half of Occupational.

The therapies are very hard. I have almost passed out from the pain once or twice, and I have definitely shed tears as a result. In Physical Therapy I mostly work with weights to maintain the muscle that I have, and to gain a little in important areas. In Occupational I am learning how to do basic tasks by myself--showering, moving etcetera.
But I absolutely agree with you, Oshawa. It is important. I am young and strong and in relatively good shape. Again, I am very lucky. Like I told my friends and family, I would rather be in the most pain I could think of while doing therapies, and knowing and being told that I am making good progress, than lying comfortably in my bed, but not getting anywhere.

I am also grateful that I have worked in the hospitality industry. I am twenty one and have worked in restaurants (in nearly every position) for six years. I know that hospitals and restaurants are very different, but my point is the same: be kind to everyone.
I have heard many people on my floors being nasty to the nurses. Cursing at them, snapping at them, just being generally rude... It is not their fault that anyone is in here, and they are just trying to help. I make sure to always be polite and cheerful to them, and it pays off. They are very nice to me: I receive the best care, and I receive it first (not saying that's ok or fair, it's just the way it is xD). I have the biggest room on the floor, and they even allowed me to get a pet. A little kindness goes a long way.
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post #20 of 95 Old 11-15-2013, 06:16 AM
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A pet, Zexious? Are we talking hamster or Shetland pony here? Just how big is this room??

Really glad to hear you in such good spirits, despite the pain. Sending more best wishes your way.
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