Hi everyone! I just made my account.
I was reading some forums & its really good to know Im not the only one & theres support on here!
I race motocross & got landed on at my last race September 20, 2010.(was 19 yrs. old)
I broke T-12 thru L-5. My spine severed between L-5 & S-1. I also broke my pelvis (& all my ribs on my right hand side which was the least of my worries.)
I was paralyzed from the waist down & in the hospital for 6 weeks. I recovered feeling & learned how to walk again since that time (with a cane & sparingly). I had my 2nd back surgery in February 2011. My spine (L5-S1) did not fuse, today i scheduled my 3rd surgery for 3 weeks from now. They are going to do another fusion. It has only been a year since my accident, it feels like a decade. & i am 20 years old. I am trying to keep positive but I am having a very hard time, daily, mentally, physically, emotionally. I am so scared to live with this pain that they tell me is permanent & all the oxycodone & morphine & still being in such excruciating pain.
I am not getting used to how my life is now...but im hoping I will learn to accept it & learn to live again.
I am grateful to be alive & walking, dont get me wrong, I am just still so lost.
I wish you all the best!!