After three months lying in bed, today Jan sat in a seat for more than an hour. Since Jan was brought to this hospital, I always thought about the day when we could simply get out and enjoy the sun. At that time I thought that this sunny day would be in October. And I was right.
Jan mentioned how different the world looks when he is sitting. In those long three months, he has gotten used to looking at the world from his bed so now that he is sitting, even his room looks different.
We met another quadriplegic patient Nico when we went outside. He told us that he is using a computer with a mouth mouse stick and that he likes playing computer games a lot. Nico mentioned that using computer is fully possible and that it is slower when typing text, but that anything else can be processed easily. That is a huge motivation for us. Jan wants to get back to his work — which is his passion — as soon as possible and this looks very doable now.