hi all , i was reading in this healpfull site for almost like 6 months now . i want you all to excuse my poor english language.well my story starts in 17th of may 2015 i was driving my car out of my site ( working as civil engineer ) and crushing in abig amount of soil that was putting by acareless sidewalks contractor on the road and i wasn't putting my safety belt which cause hitting in this big amount of soil and in seconds i didnt see any thing i just saw the sky with too much dust and it was like iam in aslow motion moment hited by the airbags then car rested in road and i felt like iam burned in my chest and i breath very hardly wanted to go out of the car very quickly then i tried to open the door and i succeded in that tried to walk but i felt like weakness and there is something wrong then i fall down on my knees like in the movies when the hero is hitted i really cant start my story without remembering all of this ... then i was taken to the hospital they told that i have brust fracture in my T9 vertebra then they inserted Urinary catheter for me after making x-ray and ct scan and then they make MRI for me the neuro sergon told me that all rays confirmed the diagnosis that i have T9 brust fracture with no intracerabral or intraspinal hematoma or injury and i was underwent to aspinal fusion surgery in 18th of may 2015. after the surgery i ust remember that i was aggressive and shouting that i feel like im sleeping on fire then i was in my room then i woke up and they give me injection like tramadol and xeffo and paracetamol and i was facing problems with this urinary catheter so they remove it and give me some thing to use it if i want to urine ... i wasnt able to move even if i use my hands or my legse but my back wasnt really helping me if i try to move i feel like something goig to cut.. so after 2 days of sleeping on my back feeling very mad about my low back pain and also my scars were on fire i was feeling like there is fire in the area of the surgery .. then the pyshical thearapiest told me how to move it was really hard it was like moving for the first time in my life i didnt know how to move my back i was almost using my legs for every thing cause my arms was really weak and if i use my hand in any thing it was painfull in my back so i was feeling like iam in nightmare i wasnt sleeping for more than 15 mins and i was waking very scared and i need the help every time from the nurse to go out of the bed ....it was achallenge to go to the bed and go out of the bed that was the hardest thing .... after that they stopped the tramadol i felt more pain and after that they stopped xeffo injections only taplets .... during all this time i was not able to pass stool it was very stiff and i wasnt able to push .. i felt also numbness in my skin coming from the side of my chest and going to the middle of my body from the front and it was parallel to the fractured vertebra and it was feeling bad when i wear any clothes on it with time i was able to got to the bathe room and sit and then i was able to walk but not like normal it wasl like ababy in his first step ... i get exhusted very fast and iam not able to sleep good and everytime i want to change my position in my bed i have to wakeup with time and physical therapy i get better but not normal ... still feel pain in rips and the most painfull area was my shoulders in the back i cant describe how its feels like its like there is too much fibers you are trying to stretch and u feel u will cut it .... and when thouching it , it was over sensitive and painful i didnt like any body to touch it or to put his hand over me ..... i focused on being positive they told me after 6 months you will get over all of this and u will feel okay !!! they give me xeffo tablets and neurobion (B12) and diflatyl for gases and after 2 months assistant doctor because my doctor told me to use bracing and told me how i dont use bracing so i get the bracing and it was much better when using it to sit in car and like this cause my back wasnt rubbed with the chair when using it ...i had too much things and too much pains that i really felt , so lets talk about now ... after 8 months i dont go to my surgeon i go to pain doctor he give me neurontin 400 mg tablets 3 times / day now and amitripthline 10 mg 2 tablests @night
and solpadeine 2 tablets 3times / day and i still have some pains like:
1- pain in the area of fusion when iam sitting on car chair specially or any rigid chair i feel like there is something different in feeling in this area
2-some times numbness in my ring and pinky fingers in the right hand
3 - some times pain in my ribs specially in left side its always there but sometimes strong and sometimes i can take it
4-tickling after the last scar like the rod is causing this : S i dont know may be right may be wrong ...
-i wonder if any one is experiencing the same to tell me if this pain is going to end or not ... i want to go back to my normal life driving acar freely .. i was civil engineer i was working in site and that means driving in not comfortable areas and i feel like im not getting any better from like 3 months iam at the same point i keep try to swim whenever i can .. i need some one to tell me whats going to happen next or whats good and whats wrong for me ... iam thinking to leave my job cause i really get exhusted after going to work and come back even if iam not doing anything so.. it time now to wait for any reply that can help me in my case or tell me if there is any new technology in this surgeries any where in the world ( iam egyptian liveing and working in saudi arabia ) i hope i didnt make it tall for you to read or get you boring from me .. its really hard to loose something and u experiance something not all of the ppl around you know about ...************************************************
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