Revised edition---too sleepy and hurting to write very well on the last one sent.
I am I guess what’s called a newbie here. I am not on the net much due to my condition. Here goes-- I am a 30 year old female that was in a car accident Sept 08'(I'll make this as short as I can) I had a car accident with multiple fractures in neck and ribs and pretty much everywhere--the Dr said I had broken my neck and would need to wear a C collar for about 8-12 weeks. Well, the first of Nov., still in serious pain, unable to sleep most of the time for having to be upright 24 7-- I remember I was lying in a hospital bed that was set up in the house and I had unusually bad headache---I stood up and well….I don’t remember what happened --my next memory was of paramedics trying to communicate with me. I was able to walk and sit in a chair with the neck brace loose feeling around my neck, they took me to ER and the Dr took scans and rushes in, and says—Do not to get up or try to move anymore, says he's calling my Neurosurgeon right away. Well, I found out the worst thing happened-- I had broken my C1 in a way never seen and I would never be the same again. The surgery they said I needed would fuse my C1 - C4, bolting my neck to the back of my skull. I have screws, cables and plates in my neck. I only have 5% mobility, I can look down very, very little and very little left to right and I cannot lean my head back at all. When I swallow, things come out of my nose. I’ve lost about 50lbs and am suffering from malnutrition and am in pain 100% of the time. I’m at the end of my rope. I am disabled and per the Neurosurgeon, I am 100% disabled permanently!!! I was told the surgery was done wrong by another doctor in the practice. Has anybody had anything close to this and what do you do now to make it??? I can’t write anymore right now please, any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks