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GF Strong rehabilitation

Postby TreeGuy » Aug 7th, 2017, 4:57 pm

I broke my neck just over 2 weeks ago. Was flown to VGH for the operation and now waiting to be admitted to GF Strong. Would love to hear stories from those who have been there.
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Re: GF Strong rehabilitation

Postby Queen K » Aug 7th, 2017, 5:25 pm

OH Treeguy that's awful!
:130: Here's hoping for a speedy recovery for you.

I'm sorry I don't know anyone who has been to GF Strong, but I hope many people come out with their stories for you.
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Re: GF Strong rehabilitation

Postby TreeGuy » Aug 7th, 2017, 7:45 pm

Queen K wrote:OH Treeguy that's awful!
:130: Here's hoping for a speedy recovery for you.

I'm sorry I don't know anyone who has been to GF Strong, but I hope many people come out with their stories for you.


Thank~You Queen K!
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Re: GF Strong rehabilitation

Postby dirtybiker » Aug 7th, 2017, 7:51 pm

Holy crap treeguy, Nastv turn.
I have no experience with the place.

Am living proof though that our mind and body can overcome some
pretty substantial obstacles.

Fight off negative with all your might, no matter the source.

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Re: GF Strong rehabilitation

Postby Bsuds » Aug 7th, 2017, 8:05 pm

Get well soon!
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Re: GF Strong rehabilitation

Postby pbear » Aug 7th, 2017, 8:45 pm

Hugs to you Treeguy.
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Re: GF Strong rehabilitation

Postby vegas1500 » Aug 7th, 2017, 9:02 pm

Damn....speedy recovery. I'm sure it's a top notch place...
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Re: GF Strong rehabilitation

Postby Lady tehMa » Aug 8th, 2017, 7:21 am

:200:

Get well soon, TreeGuy!
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Re: GF Strong rehabilitation

Postby LANDM » Aug 8th, 2017, 7:47 am

Wow...best wishes for a total recovery!
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Re: GF Strong rehabilitation

Postby Poindexter » Aug 8th, 2017, 8:07 am

Good grief Treeguy, didn't you also have Lyme disease? Seriously, if anyone has earned the right to say "whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger", it's you in recent years.

I fractured my t7 8 years ago, had to take a year off work but have fully recovered. Didn't go to GF Strong but just wanted to let you know to stay positive, there are talented people who really know what they're doing and hopefully you can be back at it sooner than later.

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Re: GF Strong rehabilitation

Postby Piecemaker » Aug 8th, 2017, 10:50 am

Wishing you a complete recovery TreeGuy! I have heard very good things about GF Strong rehabilitation from someone who went there and from the news stories done after Mike Harcourt injured himself some years ago and was treated there.
It's possible to do all the right things and still get a bad result.
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Re: GF Strong rehabilitation

Postby ferri » Aug 8th, 2017, 2:11 pm

TreeGuy wrote:I broke my neck just over 2 weeks ago. Was flown to VGH for the operation and now waiting to be admitted to GF Strong. Would love to hear stories from those who have been there.


:200: I just found this! Heal quickly!
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Re: GF Strong rehabilitation

Postby the truth » Aug 8th, 2017, 2:59 pm

TreeGuy wrote:I broke my neck just over 2 weeks ago. Was flown to VGH for the operation and now waiting to be admitted to GF Strong. Would love to hear stories from those who have been there.



wow get well soon
remember he broke his neck and was playing nhl hockey the next season only 6 months later https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJEkk6bix2g
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Re: GF Strong rehabilitation

Postby TreeGuy » Aug 8th, 2017, 9:10 pm

Thanks for all the well wishes! Hope to be at GF Strong soon. I'm walking which is great. I just have very little use of my hands and arms. They have told me it is the fine motor skills that take the longest to come back.

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Re: GF Strong rehabilitation

Postby gardengirl » Aug 8th, 2017, 10:34 pm

OMG Tree Guy! How awful.

GF Strong is amazing. My father had rheumatoid arthritis and was there for 6 months back in the 1970s. They had all sorts of assisting devices and custom make splints and such which were not available anywhere else. They did physio and occupational therapy that no other facility did.

They have always been regarded at one of the best rehab facilities in the country. A close friend of ours had a massive stroke last year and was there for several months. He had a great experience. He even said the food was good!
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