Monday, March 20th, 2017
I am 43 years old and was recently the victim of severe stabbing. My forearm was cut all the way to the bone, severing two of the three major nerves in my arm. If it hadn’t been for the kindness of a stranger, I would have bled to death. In the first five days after the stabbing my doctors performed three surgeries on my arm. Afterwards, I was left with almost no feeling in my hand and very little functionality in my forearm or hand. My fingers had curled up into a fist, or what my doctors called a “claw hand.”
At the time of the stabbing I was living alone in Texas but moved to Arizona to be near my family as I tried to rehabilitate. Even the most basic tasks, such as tying my shoes, had become major challenges for me. I suffered through periods of depression and anxiety, wondering if I would ever get the use of my hand back. It seemed as though progress was extremely slow, even though I was in physical and occupational therapy.
A few weeks ago, I was researching different options, looking for something that might help me, and I came across the Saebo website. I decided to try the SaeboStretch and the SaeboStim Micro since there was a free “test drive” available. I figured I had nothing to lose. But after using these products for two weeks I definitely wanted to keep them. I began to make a lot of progress. The first time I used the Stim Micro I had to turn it all the way up to 100 volts to get any result– but now after just a few weeks, I only need 55 volts. Thanks to the SaeboStretch, I am starting to be able to stretch my fingers out again. My physical therapist had never heard of Saebo and she is amazed at the progress I am now making. She is absolutely impressed. I alternate wearing the SaeboStretch at night and the Stim Micro during the day. Sometimes I even wear them at the same time. I am very pleased with the results I have gotten in such a short period of time and I hope this is just the beginning.