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sanpixie posted:
I'm looking for a board or community that fits my current situation. I have been relatively active in the past, but my husband & I were in a serious motorcycle accident 6 months ago. We're trying to get back to some kind of "normal" in many ways, and engaging in physical and occupational therapy, but the challenges we're facing are new to us - physically, emotionally and psychologically. We are extremely fortunate - we both should expect full recovery eventually, but it's such a long road and the initial willingness to be patient is wearing off as our nerves wear thin. It would be nice to share ideas and to vent and to grow with others in a similar situation. Any ideas? Thank you.
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Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hmm I am wondering if your best bet isn't to start your own exchange-I am sure there are other people in the same situation-families coping with life after serious injury.

otherwise I would recommend the Pain Management Exchange

and the

Relationships Exchange
 
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susiemargaret responded:
hello, S --

you and your husband have really been thru the wringer! i am so sorry and hope that your various types of rehab/therapy continue to help you heal.

i think i understand what a huge adjustment this is; i imagine that it is very similar to the emotional impact on a person who is approved for disability benefits but then finds that his/her self-image has changed drastically. you may want to take a look at my post on this issue at http://forums.webmd.com/3/chronic-disease-and-disability-exchange/forum/192/2?@328.UPFzaedia51 , my second response but actually the fourth response in that thread.

have you and your husband considered marriage counseling? it is not always for people whose marriages are in serious trouble; it can also help people learn how to communicate in ways that don't make each other's emotions more instead of less raw. either that or individual therapy would give each of you a safe place to vent and to get some objective feedback on how to handle your day-to-day problems.

you may also want to take at look, or post, at the "chronic disease and disability" exchange, http://exchanges.webmd.com/chronic-disease-and-disability-exchange , and the "depression" exchange, http://exchanges.webmd.com/depression-exchange .

will you write back and let us know how you and your husband are doing?

-- susie margaret


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