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    If I can do what needs to be done with my current situation this will be it. But I don't know how I am doing. I get the basics done during the day and after that I numb myself and then wake up in the middle of the night in a bad place and scared. From my perspective I am only doing so-so at the moment. I am a strong advocate for my child, but at the same time nothing constructive to get where we were is happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgallan View Post
    If I can do what needs to be done with my current situation this will be it. But I don't know how I am doing. I get the basics done during the day and after that I numb myself and then wake up in the middle of the night in a bad place and scared. From my perspective I am only doing so-so at the moment. I am a strong advocate for my child, but at the same time nothing constructive to get where we were is happening.
    The night is always the worst, but what makes it bad is not knowing how to deal with a problem. You can't just accept the status quo. If a doctor is unable to give you an answer, ask him, "If this were your kid, where would you go from here?" As I said in my email, I will do what I can to help.
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    Physically worked as a preloader at UPS for 4 hours then ran the mini-marathon in an hour and 49 minutes -not bad for a 230 lb er.
    Mentally-having my right arm removed and my shoulder replaced -knowing i would never have over 40% use of my right arm again-but I could not live in a fog of Pain killers anymore .Still messes with my mind when I try to reach overhead and I only get so far and no further ....FOREVER..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgallan View Post
    If I can do what needs to be done with my current situation this will be it. But I don't know how I am doing. I get the basics done during the day and after that I numb myself and then wake up in the middle of the night in a bad place and scared. From my perspective I am only doing so-so at the moment. I am a strong advocate for my child, but at the same time nothing constructive to get where we were is happening.
    Scott if you do not care to elaborate that is understandable. But I have seen a number of your posts since this first took place. Some of the first posts I saw from you it seemed you thought she had stingers or something similar, what has transpired since? I hope everything works out ok.

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    wrestling with OCD

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    Scott if you do not care to elaborate that is understandable. But I have seen a number of your posts since this first took place. Some of the first posts I saw from you it seemed you thought she had stingers or something similar, what has transpired since? I hope everything works out ok.
    The injury and her strength hadn't come back after seven weeks when the prognosis was 4-5 weeks from the injury you heard about. She was basically very fragile and not getting better. Then at Junior High band she fainted, fell off the stool, and landed directly on her head to the right side - the bad side. Very concussed. Delirious. Couldn't feel her legs for quite awhile. Remembered nothing of the whole thing except when I showed up. Very aggressive and aggitated as well (normal with head trauma). Very seriously hurt. They didn't take her off the backboard for 14 hours they thought her symptoms were so serious.

    We flew to Vegas. Her right leg had feeling but no real function. As time went by the rest of her body recovered WAY better than the previous injury but her right leg went numb with almost no response. It is as if the body sacraficed that leg to heal the rest. To top it off she gets vertigo so when she attempts to stand up she gets entirely dizzy with her vision affected as well. Like running in circles, and then staggering around like a fall down drunk, except it happens every time she stands up. So even though she is physically strong enough to be on crutches she cannot because of that. And because of the multiple falls and neurologic issues she needs an adult around 24/7. They released her from the rehab hospital because they did what they can do at this point.

    None of this makes sense as all her MRI's come up okay. Her cat scan came up okay. Her x-rays came up okay. Every official prognosis says this will resolve itself, but it isn't, and things like the non-functional right leg, and the unresolved vertigo, are a mystery.

    Basically it is a long road and a lot of battling to find out what is the issue, and how to address it. The scary stuff for me is; since it is unresolved, and nobody really knows what is happening, what could happen next? Since nobody knows what is going on now, those possibilities are not fun to think about. When I wake up at 3 AM those are the places that I can't help but go there.
    I am 49, bald, ugly, and don't own a single cool thing. Kids like me though.

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    Teaching my 90+ year old Norwegian father to have an intimate conversation with me and then having those conversations. Well worth the results, since when he died at 96.5, he said "This is going to hurt you more than it hurts me."
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