Just wanted to introduce myself.
I was a pillion passenger on a motorbike which was in an accident in March 09. I had a burst fracture to L2, bony chance fracture to L1. I also had 8 broken ribs, broken bones in my shoulder ankle and thumb. I also punctured both lungs.
I was put in a coma for a week, which they did 3 operations on my back, fusing it from T11 to L4. I also had a large bleed as there was a nick to my dura during surgery.
I am now a year and a half or so after surgery. I am very lucky, I know. But still have pain in my back. Could be worse, I don't take any meds for it. I also have incredibly weak legs. In my right leg, I have loss of feeling on the front.
I suppose I have joined the forum to find out a bit more from people who have had a similar thing. My doctors are telling me my feeling will not now come back in my leg. But others have told me that their feeling came back after that time. I also wonder whether my leg strength will improve.
Nice to meet you all!