Posted on December 30, 2017
Journal entry by Quinn Brett — 56 minutes agoFinally got news of how long I am at Craig and my outpatient scene.... I exit inpatient January 6th and move over to Craig apartments (two building over) and will be doing my outpatient therapy until February 2nd. COME VISIT! I will be in a real girl apartment and a real girl bed! In fact, they swapped out my beds today. No more hospital bed!!!
I am crossing my fingers to work with a rad foundation, High Fives, so I can continue and push my legs as an outpatient at least through the month of March and hopefully for the next year or so even.
I had my ASIA testing yesterday, which was bad for my morale. It is a spinal cord injury classification system essentially. Do I feel? Do I have motor skills?
They prick me gently with a pin all down my body. Once it hits my pant line, I can't feel the prick anymore. I am classified as a T10 Complete. My body tingles all the time, hips have shooting electric nerve pain and butt and feet still feel like they are asleep. It worsens as the day goes on. Swimming and a standing frame help ease the tightness in my hips and lessens the tingling.
So far no real improvements. My toe moves still upon my command but no other movements and it doesn't seem likely. I keep trying to keep my chin up though, who knows. It was a miracle I am still here with a brain that works. Maybe a miracle will happen and I will find some muscle movement.
Meanwhile. Mikey Lukens has been a saint building a ramp to my house, if I ever make it home. Justin Dubois has done the same...made some small changes to my bathroom, putting in a handle bar, taking out my glass sliding shower door and changing it to a curtain. More things could be changed but one day at a time.
Found my hospital bag from California with my harness, shoes and clothing. My tank top, in the picture, was underneath a long sleeve shirt. The long sleeve didn't get a scrape but the tank-top and my skin sure did.