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  • Recent T-12

    Hi everyone, I recently suffered from a SCI resulting in a T-12. At this moment I really have no idea if it's complete or incomplete. I really just hope to meet others like me and find out more about my injury.

  • #2
    Hello and welcome
    Can you feel anything below T12, like the front of your legs. Keep talking to us people on this site, and searching around this place to find a lot of info about SCI.
    Look forward to yacking some more.
    Take care
    T12L1 Incomplete Still here This is the place to be 58 years old

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    • #3
      flying, unfortunately I cannot feel anything in my legs.

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      • #4
        Do you have sensation around your anus? Is your neurologic (cord) level T12, or your fracture at T12? There is a difference.

        Where did you do your rehab? Did your physician describe your injury as ASIA A or B?

        Here is some information on levels and types of SCI:

        http:///index.php?page=viewarticle&a...nalLevels.html

        Come back and ask more. We can help. Welcome to CareCure!

        (KLD)
        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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        • #5
          SCI-Nurse, my fracture is at T12 and my doctor described it as ASIA A. I've done rehab both in a rehab facility and the hospital.

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          • #6
            Fellow T12

            I'm T12 also, 3 years post injury. It may not seem possible yet but you can fulfill an independent and fun life. Sorry you're hurting.

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            • #7
              Ramblinfree, thank you for your words! I won't lie it has certainly taken a toll on me. As I'm sure it does anyone with an SCI.

              SCI-Nurse, I forgot to say thank you and missed something in your post. I have no sensation around my anus.

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              • #8
                I was asking about your injury because a T12 fracture usually results in around an L2 or L3 spinal cord injury. Read the article above. Where does your sensation stop? Groin? Do you have any buttocks sensation? What is the lowest muscle you can move? Do you have hip flexors?

                The critieria for ASIA B requires perianal (around the anus) sensation, so it sounds like right now that your injury is actually ASIA A. How long ago were you injured?

                Where did you do your rehab?

                (KLD)
                The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                • #9
                  SCI-Nurse, If I am wrong about it I won't hesitate to admit it. I'm still so new to this that so I haven't totally adjusted. Part of the reason I joined this forum was to figure things out. My SCI was in June 2011. I have no control or sensation from above my hips down. I have no bowel/bladder control. To answer your specific questions: groin: nothing, butt: nothing, or hip flexors: nothing. I'm not sure what muscle it is but I have the ability to suck (sp?) in my stomach which is the last thing I can feel. I did rehab in a rehab facility.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Alexis93 View Post
                    I did rehab in a rehab facility.
                    Well, of course. Which one? Did they have a SCI specialty program? CARF accredited? Model System?

                    It sounds like you actually do have a T12 neurologic injury, which usually is associated with a T8 or 9 fracture. Does that sound more like it?

                    (KLD)
                    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                    • #11
                      Oh sorry I misunderstood what you meant. Yes, it has a SCI program. Yes, CARF accredited. Model System I have no idea. This sounds much more like it: "...actually do have a T12 neurologic injury, which usually is associated with a T8 or 9 fracture."

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                      • #12
                        more info

                        Alixis, give us more personal information so we can get to know you better and find somrone on cc that has similiar interests abd goals.

                        You are a student--university, high school or what?

                        Do you have hobbies or special interests?


                        Being new to Sci is mind boggling at best and we're hehelp and encourage you in every way possible. to
                        You C.A.N.
                        Conquer Adversity Now

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                        • #13
                          I am an 18 year old attending college. I actually am a sophomore because I took classes while still in high school. I am majoring in Interpersonal & Organizational Communication. What I plan to do with it I am not sure. I am taking 5 classes or 13 credit hours. Outside of classes I spend the majority of the time online. I spend so much time online because I don't have many friends.

                          If one was to look at my Facebook page they would see that I have four friends. One of those friends is someone who I use to live with. Her and I went to see a movie yesterday and went to a couple other places. I know all of them from clubs that I am a part of.

                          I have found that I love having a manual wheelchair. Besides the fact that I am able to go faster than if I were in a power wheelchair I found its easier to navigate in a manual. Now having a wheelchair on campus let me tell you I've never considered it a crutch. While people push the door buttons for me they don't view me as some poor soul in a wheelchair. If there is one thing I have learned during my time taking classes was that college is a place full of diversity.

                          Sorry for the long reply and feel free to ask anything else.

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                          • #14
                            Hi Alexis, my situation is similar to yours. I was diagnosed as a T-12, Asia A. I have no feeling around my anus...I am considered a T-12 complete. My accident was May 7th of this year. I was transferred to Mary Free Bed Rehab hospital for inpatient therapy and am now attending outpatient therapy there. I now have use of my hip flexors and can move my thigh muscle in my right leg. I am learning everyday day in therapy and if you're not in therapy you definitely should be.

                            At first I couldn't do anything on my own but now I can dress myself, do my own bowel program, as well as transfer in & out of a vehicle...I had doubts that I would be able to do any of this. I am also attending online classes at Keller Grad School and will have my Master's in 4 weeks. I'm sorry about your situation but there is hope especially if you work hard in therapy and at home. Good luck.

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                            • #15
                              Kay, right now I haven't even thought of doing more with rehab. I've focused my energies on schooling for now. Thing is I don't view my condition as a disability. I have help with somethings but I don't think that's the end of the world. How have you managed your bladder? I know your on a bowel program.

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