My names Alistair in 25 and live in New Zealand with my wife Emma. Im a boatbuilder/welder by trade.
I had an accident snowboarding 4 years ago, i fell from about 15 feet at pace, (i went over a small cliff)straight onto a patch of ice. the impact crumpled my knees and i landed on my bum. I ended up with compression fractures to T11, T12 and L1. the worst was T12 with lost 80% of its interior height (its now shaped like a wedge)At the time i had about 3 months off work and recovered fairly quickly. But over the last 12 months i have been developing acute pain in the area of the injury.
Long story short after multiple steriod injections, CT scans, MRI's, Bone scans and visiting 4 different specialists I am going under the knife in 2 days time (september 15) to have the problem area fused.
I came across this forum looking for anything that might help me get through my 3 months off work and judging by what ive read so far (thats not very much) ive found it here.
I look foward to meeting some of you and sharing my experiences over the next wee while.