hello all. i'm new to this forum but i think its a good place to talk to people who have gone through the same stuff i did.
on july 18, 2009 i got into a motorcycle accident and on top of all the other injuries i sustained, i fractured t 11 and 12. i'm guessing they were pretty bad fractures cause the dr. told me my back was unstable and i was unable to stand after the accident.
the neursurgeon ended up doing a posterolateral fusion from T8 to L3. i had the surgery done late on july 19, 2009. started around 9 pm and it was around 3 am when i was brought back into my room.
its been just over a month since the surgery and he got me wearing a TLSO brace for 3 months. the day i got the brace was the best day of my life. i was able to be mobile without help from anyone. baby steps if you can call them steps but i was able to get around on my own.
today i feel good. my walking is pretty much normal pace. i try to minimize bending as much as possible. but i do bend slightly. but i'm able to do everything on my own to live on my own. i can shower, goto the bathroom, get in and out of bed, etc.
the hardest thing is that i broke my left finger, hand and wrist, shoulder, and collar bone in the accident so i'm in a cast and cannot use my left arm. made life very very hard first few days after surgery.
basically what i want to know is if i'm on par with the avg. healing process or am i lagging or ahead?
this was a crazy experience for me and feel bad for anyone who has to go through it.