It's been four years since I was a patient at Cedar Crossing rehab. Just thought I'd give you an update.
When I came to Cedar Crossing Rehab I was very anxious. I heard some nightmare stories about rehab treatment. I was in a horrific car accident; both legs broken, both hips broken, a "pulverized" pubic bone, eight broken ribs, broken arm, wrist and hand and a bunch of other stuff! My first prognostic was that I would not survive and if I was lucky enough to survive I'd be in a wheel chair for the rest of my life. If I was really lucky I'd be able to walk with the aid of a walker and have to have hip replacement in two to three years.
UPDATE: After leaving Cedar Community I continued teaching at a local university, no walker required! I recently turned 73 and have a part time job with an auto parts distributor working 20 to 25 hours a week traveling 400 to 500 miles a week and lifting parts at times weighing in excess of 80 pounds. My hips have been great, a little pain once in a while but nothing that a little Tylenol pill won't take care of.
My wife, daughters and son call me the miracle man. I'm not. The real miracle workers were those wonderful people that brought me through the rehab and "fixed me up." God bless you all.
I wish you and your entire staff a wonderful Thanksgiving and a happy and blessed Christmas.
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Ann & Valerie: I just had to tell you thank you for all the help you have given me. I know I will be able to leave having all the tools I need to keep progressing. Your kindness and compassion is truly a gift and I know you have touched many hearts – mine included. God gave you a gift and I am sure He is so pleased to see how well you have used it.
Cedar Crossings Rehabilitation patient.