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20 yrs old / motocross racing accident

motoxqueenmmotoxqueen Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:57 AM in New Member Introductions
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!!
<3 ashley


  • WOW Ashley! That is a crazy story. You are a very strong person to go through all this.

    Best of luck!

    ACDF C4-5 June 23rd, 2011

    Another surgery in the near future. I am 26 years old.

    Current Meds- Norco 7.5/325, Cymbalta 60mg, Gabapentin, Adderall 20mg
  • That's real tough Ash! You sound like a tough one so you will get there. I lived on morphine for nearly 2 years just trying to get funding for my surgery. Hang in there. It's hard being young with back problems especially coming from and active background so I feel your pain there.
    Keep us posted on your progress.
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  • hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. so sorry you are suffering so much..you must be in alot of pain and i am sorry your medication is not covering it..please be sure to check out the "Recovering From Surgery forum" for more input.. and stop by the forum anytime!! there is always a spiney around..Jenny :)
  • I'm so sorry to hear about your accident. There are quite a few young people on here. Come back often.

    I'll be wishing you the very best for your upcoming surgery in the next 3 weeks. Hope they can do something for your pain.

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