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by hope16_05
Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Share Your Story: Living with OBPI
Topic: Just learning
Replies: 1
Views: 4825

Re: Just learning

Hey Riverwalker, Im Amy, also 28 years old with a couple little ones (2 and 4) and a couple older step children (12 and 13). There are some newer reconstruction surgeries available for shoulder deformity. I met with a team at the Mayo Clinic in MN when I was looking to see if my shoulder is good or ...
by hope16_05
Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: New? Start Here!
Topic: Newbie here , just saying hi
Replies: 4
Views: 4194

Re: Newbie here , just saying hi

Welcome Lee!
It's great to see you join the forums and offer support, please tell me a little about how you complete Taekwon-do. Do you find yourself vulnerable any videos? I have a birth injury but haven't been brave enough for martial arts.
Amy
by hope16_05
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Parents of OBPI Children
Topic: How many kids have sensory issues
Replies: 24
Views: 8771

Re: How many kids have sensory issues

OMG, my 10 year old, Jessica, has what is considered to be a "mild" injury (no surgeries and very good function), but she has extreme sensory issues! She is SO particular about her clothing, fabric, seams, embellishments, embroidery, etc., and she has had this sensitivity for as long as I can remem...
by hope16_05
Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Parents of OBPI Children
Topic: Whats Next?
Replies: 3
Views: 2231

Re: Whats Next?

My son was injured at birth (LBPI) he's had the nerve graph, he's had the Latissimus dorsi transfer and continues OT. He is still unable to lift his arm above his head and does not have much of any finger flexion. The support here in Jacksonville FL for this type of injury is non existence and I am...
by hope16_05
Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Adult and Young Adult OBPI
Topic: Mod Quad surgery with Dr. Nath
Replies: 1
Views: 3433

Re: Mod Quad surgery with Dr. Nath

Have you had surgery in the past? What is your movement like? I am a huge supporter of always getting a second opinion especially for that particular surgery. Or at the very least do a lot of research on the procedure and the doctor, I have seen really mixed results of some surgeries that went very ...
by hope16_05
Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Adult and Young Adult OBPI
Topic: bpi and exercise
Replies: 4
Views: 4532

Re: bpi and exercise

Hi Michelle, Therapists can at times get carried away with info. Does your shoulder have a habit of dislocation? I would see that as the only really good reason not to run as there is some jarring on the joints with the impact of running. By pressups are you meaning a bench press, lying on your back...
by hope16_05
Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Camp UBPN
Topic: 2014 Camp UBPN
Replies: 5
Views: 4623

Re: Camp UBPN for Adults

Hi Tony, I havent registered yet but am planning to make it to camp and I am always willing to be on a panel. let me know if you want me to help out in any way.
Amy J
27 years old ROBPI
by hope16_05
Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Parents of OBPI Children
Topic: Therapists crystal lake Illinois areA
Replies: 1
Views: 1554

Re: Therapists crystal lake Illinois areA

What I would suggest would be to call local therapy clinics and ask for their experience with brachial plexus injuries or if they have any staff that are willing to learn. Depending on your needs, you may look into a therapist that has knowledge in hand therapy and specifically a certified hand ther...
by hope16_05
Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box & Forum Help
Topic: What may I do to help UBPN?
Replies: 1
Views: 4155

Re: What may I do to help UBPN?

Greetings Tony,
We would like to apologize for missing this post and offer you to please let us know where your strengths are and where your passions lie.
Please email me at amy@ubpn.org and we can discuss further.
Thanks,
Amy J

UBPN BOD
by hope16_05
Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Parents of OBPI Children
Topic: Question about carrying books in school
Replies: 2
Views: 1445

Re: Question about carrying books in school

Cindy you already have my thoughts on this topic but I figured I would post here to for others to get another opinion. From 7-9th grade my k-12 school had two stories for 7-12. We always had 4 minutes passing time which was enough to get from one area to the next. I never had any trouble carrying my...