I had a car wreck in 1973. Broke my lower back, and pelvis in 3 places, they (The Drs weren't sure if I was going to make it through the night. after being in a coma for4 nights I finally did make it, but was in intensive care for 2 weeks, then a room for 3 more weeks re-learning to walk again,
I was told I would eventually be in a wheel chair, Well at the age of 45 decided to go to medical school, worked for a Dr for3 yrs but could not take the standing on my feet 12 hrs a day, so I made the decision to have back surgery, They put me on a wheel and did it that way, instead of a straight table. they put me out first, I did beg them not to use the wheel, Why? I just had a strange feeling. but low and behold they did any way.
I had L-4 L-5 S-1 fused well L-4 and L-5 fused and S-1 not really sure what they did. must of been fused too, I then had a Rod pins and screws to hold my back until it healed, Well it never healed at all I was in a fetal position from the pain, yes I ws on massive medication yet the pain was unbearable. they assured me that it takes a while to heal. I waited and just weight about 90 Lbs and I am 5f 5inches so I lost a lot of weight, from pain. why the rod? I need to know because now I am 60, and it cannot be taken out, and also why didn't they listen to me when I asked them to please not use the wheel? I am now bent forward, cannot walk straight, cant sleep because every 2 hrs I wake in pain. and I got put on disability at the age of 54 and I lost my best job, so what the heck happened? any one with medical please answer me if you can thank you.