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#61 E-DOG

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 03:33 AM

Pre-injury: Analyst...and high-end call girl.
Post-injury: Analyst...had to give up the high-end call girl thing. hehe.



Oh, babe, you could still be a call girl.
Just concentrate on
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when it absolutely, positively, has to be destroyed overnight, call the Marines.

I will nevah, EVAH take a pinch from a greasy muddahf*@kah like you!

How 'bout if I spell it out for ya. D-I-L-L-I-G-A-F

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 09:31 AM

be a madam



Pre-injury: Analyst...and high-end call girl.
Post-injury: Analyst...had to give up the high-end call girl thing. hehe.

be a madam.. run a call-girl service.

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 10:52 PM

before couch potato,now couch potato

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 12:14 AM

before couch potato,now couch potato


Cool gig :D
Nice work if you can get it.
e
when it absolutely, positively, has to be destroyed overnight, call the Marines.

I will nevah, EVAH take a pinch from a greasy muddahf*@kah like you!

How 'bout if I spell it out for ya. D-I-L-L-I-G-A-F

#65 bensinjury

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 12:54 AM

my son Ben actually was able to go back to his regular job as a laboror for a construction company

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 09:24 PM

My friend worked in security before the injury.

Now it is just too soon to tell if he will go back to work and whether it will be the same (a desk job) or something different. He would like to go back.
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 02:47 AM

My husband was a tree trimmer and a landscaper since he was 16, now he watches tv :yawn:

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 10:32 AM

My friend worked in security before the injury.

Now it is just too soon to tell if he will go back to work and whether it will be the same (a desk job) or something different. He would like to go back.

A lot depends on the level of your friend's injury, but I'm sure if there's a desire, your friend will find a way to make it work.

I mention this often because I think it's inspiring - my Physiatrist is a quad, I'm guessing about a C5. From what I've been able to put together from our conversations, I think my Dr. was injured went he was about 21. So, he had to go through the better part of his schooling in a wheelchair.

It can be done!
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Posted 16 June 2008 - 06:35 PM

My friend worked in security before the injury.

Now it is just too soon to tell if he will go back to work and whether it will be the same (a desk job) or something different. He would like to go back.

A lot depends on the level of your friend's injury, but I'm sure if there's a desire, your friend will find a way to make it work.

I mention this often because I think it's inspiring - my Physiatrist is a quad, I'm guessing about a C5. From what I've been able to put together from our conversations, I think my Dr. was injured went he was about 21. So, he had to go through the better part of his schooling in a wheelchair.

It can be done!


He was injured, I believe, betwen the C5 and C6 range, but he was extremely active before the injury.
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Posted 22 June 2008 - 08:16 PM

Before: college student and barista at a funky coffee shop.
Now: working on environmental affairs at a corporate headquarters
In between: many, many different successes and failures

#71 E-DOG

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Posted 22 June 2008 - 09:28 PM

Before: college student and barista at a funky coffee shop.
Now: working on environmental affairs at a corporate headquarters
In between: many, many different successes and failures

Success teaches us not a thing, failures are what we learn from.
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when it absolutely, positively, has to be destroyed overnight, call the Marines.

I will nevah, EVAH take a pinch from a greasy muddahf*@kah like you!

How 'bout if I spell it out for ya. D-I-L-L-I-G-A-F

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 03:37 PM

Let's see, For the most part Carpentry has been a big part of my proffesional career. Started working as a carpenter in Jr. High, decks, additions, bathrooms, kitchens etc. During college summers I got on framing crews building custom homes. After college, B.S. in Anthropology, I was an environmental consultant. Then back to carpentry as a lead carpenter building custom homes. Back to school to get my Teacher certification so I could teach building trades at our local career and tech center. I taught there until a year ago. I've still been on the payroll as I had accrued so much sick time. I have a meeting tommorrow to se what capoacity I can return to work in. I may be able to get back in the classroom with an aide. We'll see.

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#73 mjtpopus

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 01:44 AM

I was only 17 when I was injured but I was a busy kid (my dad made me do all these jobs prior to injury)

Before:
Framed Houses with a contractor on week days during summer
Did groundswork for the local Catholic cemetary on weekends and weekday early evenings (when still light)
Referred Youth Soccer Games during the Fall on weekend mornings
Washed dishes at a local restaraunt during school year
Snow Removal for Catholic church and rectory during winter
Mowed Lawns with a guy when I had the time...lol

After:
Went to college
High School History Teacher

#74 Kwag_Myers

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 10:28 AM

History eh? I bet you're enjoying E-DOG's little history lessons in the Silly Sayings thread.
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Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:39 PM

History eh? I bet you're enjoying E-DOG's little history lessons in the Silly Sayings thread.

True stuff, every bit of it!
E
when it absolutely, positively, has to be destroyed overnight, call the Marines.

I will nevah, EVAH take a pinch from a greasy muddahf*@kah like you!

How 'bout if I spell it out for ya. D-I-L-L-I-G-A-F

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 04:45 PM

before - youth worker, after - youth worker.

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 01:13 PM

After my accident I can no longer partake in my previous occupation (mechanical engineer) so I have recently started back at school to get a degree in a field I CAN work easily in with being a para. So in like 6-7 years when I'm old and gray I will once again start out as a newbie in the work force....

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 03:31 PM

I was a software developer/database designer before I was ill. My company stood by me whilst I was off sick for a year. I eventually came back to the same job.

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 03:52 PM

I was a pilot n the RAF, now I sit here and fly this computer..... Its real seat of the pants stuff... :doh:

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 08:07 PM

Deja vu! I just answered this...

ESL teacher before the injury, ESL teacher now. I'm also a Polish-English translator and a proofreader, and I recently started a paid writing gig.

I was a pilot n the RAF, now I sit here and fly this computer..... Its real seat of the pants stuff... :)


Now I have an image of your web browser looking like a flight simulator.


After my accident I can no longer partake in my previous occupation (mechanical engineer) so I have recently started back at school to get a degree in a field I CAN work easily in with being a para. So in like 6-7 years when I'm old and gray I will once again start out as a newbie in the work force....


What are you studying?

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 08:32 PM

When I got hurt, I had just graduated magna cum laude and with departmental distinction from a top tier American university, having previously graduated high school valedictorian and skipped 8th grade. At the dawn of my professional life, I had already mastered 3 languages and was considering job offers in Europe while acquiring some basic business experience (marketing) in my first full-time job. The week before my planned vacation, the door handle broke off the front door of the office building, and down the stairs I went.

I was back at that company trying to put in as many part-time hours as I could physically withstand while undergoing a lot of PT, then I suffered 2 additional neck injuries (car accidents, a year apart, same stop sign!) and became unable to work/move/sleep at all for several years.

After some new medical treatments, I became able to work part-time again for several years and finally started working full-time last year but recently got laid off (along with half of the company). I'm now struggling to find a full-time job with benefits because not having the proper medical treatment or meds is making my suffering and limitations worse, yet there are very few jobs I can physically handle on a full-time basis due to my need to change position often, not do any standing, not lift or carry anything, limit walking and driving.

It's funny... I was told (and believed!) that the world was mine when I graduated from college. And yet, I have mostly watched the world pass me by while I was too incapacitated to get out and participate in it :)

For the moment, I work part-time as a foreign language translator (French & Spanish) and adjunct professor (French & ESOL). My goal is to get to law school in the near future if I can get my medical and financial issues under control first.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 03:58 AM

My husband was in the Tile Layers Union. He did awesome work by the way!
And now he watches TV. =]

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 04:07 AM

Jr. Architect and Landscape Designer, post sci, Analyst/Programmer, middle mngmnt type for awhile...on disability for the moment, next yr some freelance work then back to the keyboard full-time...I hope!
Only after we have lost everything, are we free to do anything.
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Posted 19 October 2008 - 02:28 AM

I was in the Army - snapped my neck on a pre-deployment exercise.

Now, I'm training full-time for my Bachelor of Independence w/ Quad honours.


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Posted 31 October 2008 - 08:14 PM

well, pre injury i worked as a ranger at one of the most beautiful parks in the world, minniewaska state park. the month before my accident i worked to put out one of the biggest fires in NYS history. they day the fire officially ended i went to test drive an enduro to patrol the park with... turns out i am allergic to motorcycles. mmmhmmm. Anyway now I work as a police dispatch for a local town PD. great job for anyone in a chair, though i cant help escape the feeling of being a glorified secretary.

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 05:31 AM

Pre-injury: middle school student
Now: high school student

What with school, especially trying not to fail precalculus, and everything, I don't really have time for even a part time job.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 12:11 AM

I am currently an information and referral specialist but I have been Community Resource coordinator with the local IL, alcohol rehab counselor, telemarketer, disability equipment sales person and counselor. The only job I ever had as an AB was fry cook for KFC for one day then I had my wreck(1966--quad ever sinceI

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 06:29 AM

Before...accounting, and singing professionally. Now...accounting. Sad to say, I am to prideful to put myself in front of people to perform like i used to....and the opportunities are not there like they were. Luckily, i do have other skills...

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 08:51 AM

Professional Surfer and Skateboarder before...Professional Surfer after, still living the dream!
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Posted 10 July 2009 - 07:54 AM

Pre herniation in 2001 Ran a chain of travel angencies till made redundant in 1999, Then 16mths for ntl: Telcomunications; Business Sales administrator.
Post op. Never been able to return du to fatigue and chronic pain...Bummer eh ?
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.


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