I am a 30 year old male. Led a pretty active life (every week working out at the gym, playing racketball, rock climbing) before the unfortunate day last year.
I had an unfortunate accident in July 2012. I was rock climbing and my climbing partner 'dropped' me 20 feet. Broke my back. Had a L1 burst fracture. Did not know i had broken my back for two weeks after the fall. Took a second opinion and found out how bad the damage was. Surgeon said my CT scan images were amongst the worst he had ever seen (80% canal compromised). Docs said it was amazing I was still walking. Went in for fusion surgery after complete three weeks after the fall.
Now its exactly 6 months after the accident. I am seemingly doing okay. But feel very depressed and low at times. I was an avid sports guy and now I do not know if I can do the stuff I like to do.
Just wanted to say HI here and give and get any support to other people like me.