Return o' th' prodigal

Forum for parents of injured who are seeking information from other parents or people living with the injury. All welcome
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Return o' th' prodigal

Post by willird »

Well,folks, three-and-a-half years into this mess, I'm back! And, I've updated my profile. There's not a lot of news, but some of y'all might find it interesting.
Carolyn, thanks for all you do!
And Christopher. Linking me/us to DLPA info was prob'ly a life-saver for lots of us, although there didn't seem to be a lot of feedback in the forums I followed. Of course, I've not been a very regular poster, either.
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Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: Date of Injury: 12/15/02

Level of Injury:
-dominant side C5, C6, & C7 avulsed. C8 & T1 stretched & crushed

BPI Related Surgeries:
-2 Intercostal nerves grafted to Biceps muscle,
-Free-Gracilis muscle transfer to Biceps Region innervated with 2 Intercostal nerves grafts.
-2 Sural nerves harvested from both Calves for nerve grafting.
-Partial Ulnar nerve grafted to Long Triceps.
-Uninjured C7 Hemi-Contralateral cross-over to Deltoid muscle.
-Wrist flexor tendon transfer to middle, ring, & pinky finger extensors.

Surgical medical facility:
Brachial Plexus Clinic at The Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
(all surgeries successful)

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
~Theodore Roosevelt
Location: Los Angeles, California USA

Re: Return o' th' prodigal

Post by Christopher »

first time reading this while looking into other posts on DLPA use and success stories. Glad it helped Willird!

Anyone else ever try it?

link on it here:
Carolyn J
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Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: LOBPI. I am 77 yrs old and never had a name for my injuries until 2004 when I found UBPN at age 66.

My injuries are: LOBPI on upper body and Cerebrael Palsy on the lower left extremities. The only intervention I've had is a tendon transplant from my left leg to my left foot to enable flexing t age 24 in 1962. Before that, my foot would freeze without notice on the side when wearing heels AND I always did wear them at work "to fit in" I also stuttered until around age 18-19...just outgrew therapy for it. Also suffered from very very low self esteem; severe Depression and Anxiety attacks started at menopause. I stuffed emotions and over-compensated in every thing I did to "fit in" and be "invisible". My injuries were Never addressed or talked about until age 66. I am a late bloomer!!!!!

I welcome any and all questions about "My Journey".
Sharing helps to Heal. HUGS do too.
Location: Tacoma WA

Re: Return o' th' prodigal

Post by Carolyn J »

YOU'VE made my day, Williard!! I've needed this today! Thank You, your timing is perfect! I've missed you.
Carolyn J