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  • 7 Months post-op

    Hi everyone,

    i suppose seven months isnt all that new, but i have just recently found this site. July 22nd my back finally called it quits. i didnt think i could break myself, i was wrong. thought i could finish the season working with a herniated disc, it blew and i'm left with cauda equina syndrome. just had my six month meeting with a sci specialist who pretty much told me i'm toast and had reached my mmi. this is all happing very fast. i guess the more i'm on my feet the more im tearing up my joints. i been told maybe i should use a chair part time. makes sense to me but i just cant wrap my head around it yet. i have also stopped all my meds, and i'm not all that comfortable. i understand the pain will probably get worse so i kinda want to hold off for now. right now i wish i could jump past (well scoot past) all the w/c,ssi ssdi, stuff that is way over my head, and get on with life. i wish i would have found this site sooner. i have already given the site info to the p.t.s, where i do therapy. every hospital should have a pamplet. thanks for all your posts, i have learned a ton.

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    Welcome, it's great that you've found this forum. Seven months is still pretty early in your rehab, so don't give up hope of feeling better. All the best to you.
    MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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    • #3
      Hi lonecoaster.

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      • #4
        Good luck, we were all in the same situation as you at one time. It will work out. I'm kind of in the same sit. with my shoulder; it's just a matter of time before I have to use a power chair and am scared bigtime of the change. I know I'll get thru it but the unknowns are always the big bugaboo in our minds.

        Stay strong and connected with us here. We all care deeply about you and hope we can help you thru this.

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        • #5
          Welcome lonecoaster! Good to see you posting. Sorry you had to find the site but glad you are here. Take care.

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          • #6
            Welcome Lonecaster, this is a wonderful site with lots of info and people you will admire. Sorry about your situation, I broke my back in Nov. so I am fairly new too.
            Goodluck to u
            JeAnNE L1Burst Fracture inc. 11/5/10

            Live Well--Laugh often

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            • #7
              Welcome, I consider you as new. I was still in rehab when I was seven month post )
              TH 12, 43 years post

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              • #8
                Welcome! I've found this to be a good, helpful place. Hope you do too!

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                • #9
                  thank you for the welcomes i feel fortunate to have found this sight.

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                  • #10
                    Welcome Lonecoaster...Sorry you had to find us as spinal cord injury just sucks... Good luck in your recovery and everything else on your list.
                    T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

                    My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

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