Ramblings on healthcare, medical education, and life with a spinal cord injury
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Category — subluxation

Baby’s First Steps

That’s right, I’ve moved up in the world from merely crawling on the ground or standing on the parallel bars.  As I’ve said before, recovering from a spinal cord injury can be a lot like being a baby again.  I’ve been fortunate enough to slowly regain functionality throughout my lower body, which was more unexpected than expected by those who know the field and my case well.  This past week, I took my first steps on the parallel bars in physical therapy.  They weren’t pretty steps.  In fact, they were barely steps at all.  But they were still steps nonetheless.

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September 21, 2008   13 Comments

Want to see the screws in my neck?

While an inpatient at Mount Sinai, a set of CT images of my neck were ordered.  Dr. Stein reviewed them and determined everything was healing nicely, and also provided them on CD to Dr. Anant.  Well after my recent visit with Dr. Anant, I managed to get a copy of the CD and I thought I would share some of the more interesting images with you all.  In them, you can clearly see the titanium that is now implanted in my neck: four screws in the back, and one plate in the front.

There are about 52 images in here, so I apologize for the load time.  But they’re worth it.  :)  I also apologize for the layout problems on this page.  They’re due to the width of the CT images, and I will work on getting it resolved at some point, but I make no promises.

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July 25, 2008   4 Comments

Details on My Injury and Surgery

What follows is detailed information about my specific injury.  If you’re not interested in the gory details, you can skip this one without missing anything about the journey itself.  But if you want to learn how much the spinal column and cord can move and still retain some resiliency, read on. [Read more →]

March 12, 2008   7 Comments