I am a now retired nurse,due to a fall from a ladder 5/08. I fx C3,4,5,T5 and L4,5,6 spinous processess,Left ribs 7,8,9 and dislocation and fx of L humeral head. Had central cord syndrome from C4 cord compression.
I have had C4-5 fusion 7-08, which resolved the cord syndrome and have no remaining paralysis in the upper extremities.
I still have problems with the T5 fracture,and nerve injury. With the L shoulder, which my ortho doc recommends a total joint replacement, I have pain 2-3 at rest, 5-6 with any extended attempts at doing chores, shopping etc. :?
I take Ultram prn for pain,usually 100mg a day. I also have started pool walking, and lyengar yoga, which have enabled to stop taking Percocet and Oxycontin. =D>
Thanks already! Dee :H