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Monday, December 21, 2009

Upgraded Status

I went to see my spinal cord rehab doctor at the U today and am pleased with the results. She has changed my ASIA classification from ASIA A complete to ASIA B incomplete. This is the first time my classification has changed since my injury (which was 9 months ago).

Here is a breakdown of the ASIA status as set by the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA):

A = Complete: No motor or sensory function is preserved in the sacral segments S4-S5.

B = Incomplete: Sensory but not motor function is preserved below the neurological level and includes the sacral segments S4-S5.

C = Incomplete: Motor function is preserved below the neurological level, and more than half of key muscles below the neurological level have a muscle grade less than 3.

D = Incomplete: Motor function is preserved below the neurological level, and at least half of key muscles below the neurological level have a muscle grade of 3 or more.

E = Normal: motor and sensory function are normal.

Only three more letters to go to get back to normal! Let's hope the next three letters don't each take 9 months - ah!

3 comments:

Colby said...

That's such great news Beka! You'll be cruising right through the alphabet. I'm so proud of you!

e said...

That is great that the docs are recognizing your progress! Has it changed their thoughts at all on Pushing Boundaries?

bob said...

Wonderful news Beka!

Did you ever think you'd be hoping for a D instead of an A?