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  • 坚毅少女—— Lolitta

    日本“Lolita” 少女给人活泼可爱及无忧无虑的印象,但文中的Lolitta 却有着非一般的经历。

    正值努力求学的她,满脑子是未来的学习大计,从没想过死神可以如此的接近。 一场突如其来的大病,把死神带到她的面前,但她没有惊惶失措,坚强地存活过来。 好不容易过了一关,但难缠的死神并不轻易放过她,令她进入长期的昏迷状态 (不少长期昏迷病人,经过一段长时间的昏迷后,因其他并发症如肺炎等而失去性命)。
    在家人、朋友及同学们的不断照顾及催促下,昏迷4个月后,她终于苏醒过来。对昏迷病人及其家属来说,能从长期昏迷中苏醒是一个奇迹,可能是Lolitta的坚毅性格令她生机重现。Lolitta 是何等的坚毅,请大家细看她亲笔撰写的复康历程便可以体会了。

    lolitta 1当我中六的时候(我刚读了几个月中六),我得到了个AVM,亦即是中风的一种,脑部受损,差不多死亡。我被送到伊利莎伯医院的时候,当值的医生说我只有5%生存机会。可幸的是,我当时很勇敢,存活了下来。不过,可贵的是,不在于我当时有多危险,而在我之后所付出的努力。

    我从昏迷中醒来后,我已身在东华医院了。在医院内,我会先上(总数是上三个钟)物理治疗的训练,然后就是职业治疗部的训练,中间还有心理治疗和言语治疗的训练。

    我在 2007 年的农历新年正式转住现在的日间中心,再做练习和训练。这意味着我要每天来往医院和家中,但我并不是很介意。其实,只要我还能活下去,其他东西并不很重要。知道我手脚大多弹动不得,我知道在我面前最艰苦的任务在于学会行路。我仍未学会走路,但我比几年前进步了很多。首先,我用一部步伐模拟机学习走路,之后用一架助行器,之后是一支拐杖。我现在正在学习不用任何辅助走路。我坚持要不用拐杖的原因是我尚为年轻,不可想像在往下漫长的日子用一支拐杖度过余生,所以我要学会不在任何辅助走路。我的目标是尽量做到可以拓展我的才能。我尚未可以完全做到,但比四年前好得多了。

    关于我的手的功能,我亦很努力。在这方面,职业冶疗部起了很大的用处。例如,我学会了用我较差的右手(我较擅于用左手)拾起物件和移动它们。
    言语治疗部亦起了很大的作用。在他们的教导下,我慢慢地逐个单字的学会发出。过程虽然很艰辛,但我拥有言语治疗部和家人的协助(我的姨姨以前曾略懂发音)。例如每天晚上,我的时间表包括了一个多小时的言语练习。在他们的教导(和我努力学习之下),我很快便有了显著进步。

    心理治疗部亦帮我练习脑袋。首先,他们帮我学会记年份,然后记月份,之后是日期,然记星期。当我刚开始时,我连年份也记不清。我亦勤力在于我按照心理治疗部的要求,每天天都记录低那天所发生的事。

    虽然努力很重要,但是对于自己能力的信任也不可或缺。我是一个很好的例子:我就是对自己有信心,才坚持不学用拐杖走路。虽然这也意味着当中的过程很艰辛,可是我并不是很介意:只要恢复我的自立能力,我什么也不太有所谓。我亦是个很好的例子:如果我的情况当初这样严重,也可以进步这样大,几乎所有人也能做到。所以我会劝勉所有人:努力做事和学习,但对自己一定要有信心!

    In Form 6 (I had just had a few months of Form 6), I had an AVM, which was a type of stroke,lolitta 2 and nearly died. When I was first sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, thlolitta2e doctor on duty said I only had a 5% chance of surviving. But what was special was not my stroke and coma afterwards, but how I worked to recover.

    When I woke up from my coma (I had been transferred to Tung Wah Hospital by then), I knew the hardest task ahead of me was learning to walk. I still haven’t achieved it yet, but I am a lot closer to walking than I was a few years ago. I learnt first walking with a gait simulator in physiotherapy, then with a rollater, and then with a crutch. I am now learning to walk unaided, or without anyassistance. My one insistence was that I try to be as close to a normal person as possible, even if it meant I had to learn to walk unaided, or without a crutch. I worked hard by spending three hours in the physiotherapy department daily, right in the morning from 9 to 12.

    Concerning the function of my hands, I also did a lot of hard work. The occupational therapy department, which mainly trained my hands (of course it also trained other parts of my body, but hand function was very important) by teaching me to pick up various items, for example balls, and moving them from place to place.

    Clinical psychology trained my brain. They spent a long time training me to know the year it was, then month, then day, and finally the day of the week. The clinical psychology department also quizzed me from time to time. When I first had these sessions, I didn’t even know the date. I was also hardworking in that I kept records of thoughts daily which I hope also helped.

    In hospital, I would first go to a physiotherapy session for three hours, then an occupational therapy session, and then finally a nap to allow my brain to rest after an exhausting day. I was transferred to the daytime center around Chinese New Year in 2007. I could then finally go home for a long time away from it. It meant I had to travel between hospital and my home daily, but I didn’t mind. Nothing mattered much except the joy of being alive.

    Though hard work certainly played a role, faith in your own abilities was also very important. I am a walking and talking example: if I, who was so serious, could learn to do so much again, practically anyone can as well. Therefore I would encourage everyone: work hard and train hard, but have faith in yourself!$,/div>