I Am Paralyzed

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 86 People

    Gradual Decline

    There was no accident for me, it's something that's come on slowly over the last year or two. I have lived with scoliosis most of my life and I've had spinal fusion surgery. I've now developed stenosis in the part of my spine that's fused (T8 to L3). This basically means that...
    bent65 bent65
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Aug 22, 2012

    The End

    it was october 15 2010 i was out driving with my cousin and his two plus sized friends and thats all i remember cause next thing i knew i was in a hospital bed with an iv in my arm and the loss of feeling from the waist down and i was told i would never walk again
    BGthePrince BGthePrince
    18-21, M
    24 Responses Jan 15, 2012

    Trying To Accept Myself

    On March 1,2009, I was in an ATV accident that totally severed my spinal cord at the T2 point. I used to do cross country, track, gymnastics, swim team, and cheer leading. I was absolutely shocked with the fact I most likely would never walk again. I was also angered by that...
    WheelchairsAndCoffee WheelchairsAndCoffee
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 28, 2012

    Mind,body And Spirit

    During these 17 1/2 plus years I have learned many things,and one of those things is that when someone suffers a spinal cord injury they seek to become whole and well. I believe that to become whole and to have total wellness it takes to be whole in mind,body and spirit. First of...
    quadforgod quadforgod
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2012

    I wrote my story two years ago

    and thought I would up date since I have regain my right leg 100% and the left leg is returning slow I keep pushing forward feeling is returning and muscle I have been in pool therapy and what a difference I am walking much better now with a walker up to a hour and half...
    wpotts67 wpotts67
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jun 29, 2015

    Hello my name is George Gordon nothing.

    Jnr and for five yrs now I and my family have been fending for ourselves with no help From doctors or medical personnel and I am paralyzed - incomplete.
    georgenothing georgenothing
    36-40, M
    May 11, 2014

    Never Give Up,because With Jesus Christ Your Dreams Can Come True

    I am a quadriplegic paralyzed from the neck down and have been so for the past 18 years. I submitted my application to Oral Roberts University,so I can become a pastor. I had the admissions fee waived,having to take the SAT test waived and had my ACT test waived. God has done so...
    quadforgod quadforgod
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Apr 13, 2012

    Not Paralyzed, But Curious.

    I recently read a lovely, well written poem in this group about bring paralyzed. I have wanted to help, but like many able-bodied people, I've been intimidated by the chair (being honest). Plus, some folks get upset if you try to help. Does anyone have advice for me? Thanks, and...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2013

    Gods Grace And Mercy

    Let me start by letting it be known to everyone who is reading this that God's grace, mercy and peace are sufficient for all the challenges,obstacles, and illnesses that one may face in their lifetime. One example of how good God's grace has been to me is that I am a quadriplegic...
    quadforgod quadforgod
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 21, 2012

    I Am Paralyzed

    I'm Georgie and when I was fifteen I got hit by a car. I was in a coma for just under four months and I had my birthday in a coma so I was 16. I got paralysed from the waist down and sometimes I can't move at all. I was taking this real hard. So I had therapy and my girlfriend...
    LazerQuazer LazerQuazer
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 22, 2013

    in 2010 i was hit head on in a car accident

    broke my neck at c4 c5 my collar bone my ankle all of my toes, they told me to accept how i was which was not moving that wasn't good enough for me. i went and had stem cell done in 2013 i know stand with leg braces have my biceps and tris. more back muscles
    cummins23 cummins23
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2014

    The Day I Almost Died Part 2

    If i wouldn't have lived she would have got away with trying to kill me but my mom also went back to the crime scene knocking on doors and a man opened the door and told her the story he said he never seen anything like that in his whole life he said it was a blue van that hit me...
    BigRaeshaun BigRaeshaun
    26-30
    Jun 28, 2012

    Not Paralyzed, But Curious.

    I recently read a lovely, well written poem in this group about bring paralyzed. I have wanted to help, but like many able-bodied people, I've been intimidated by the chair (being honest). Plus, some folks get upset if you try to help. Does anyone have advice for me? Thanks, and...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982
    31-35, F
    Sep 27, 2013

    God Saved My Life-still Blessed!

    My name is sue, in may of 2009 i was in a car wreck that has left me paralyzed. i was airlifted to the med in memphis, TN where the doctors told my family that i would never make it through surgery. I broke my neck and injured my spinal cord. I am paralyzed from neck down was on...
    suzue suzue
    70+
    3 Responses Apr 4, 2012

    Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

    I was 36 my husband had just bought me a new car 3 months before. I was coming home from the store I was't wearing my seat belt and i over corrected my car. I flipped trowing me out of the car and i was paralyzed from the waist down. My face was cruched on the left side, my left...
    tammyjneuroth tammyjneuroth
    56-60
    1 Response Apr 11, 2011

    My Unpredited Life

    On July 3,2011 i was shot in my back (spinal cord) 1day b4 the 4th of july n have been paralyzed since. its been really hard 4 me but by me having 2 kids plus girlfriend (family-mother of kids) its been easier for me to continue living life just as i were b4 the incident. my...
    CobraSparks CobraSparks
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 29, 2013

    Change Of Life

    My name is Todd and I have a twin brother named Tyler. We do everything together we are like best friends. We hunt, go fishing, and do all kinds of crazy things together. We were on spring break for school And Tyler went down to Florida for spring break with some friends. When he...
    Austin116 Austin116
    16-17
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2012

    Paralyzed;from Test To Testimony

    Hello my name is Brian Cross and I wanted to tell you the story about how my life went from tragedy to triumph in a split second. Let me start by telling you a little bit about my life prior to the day that my neck was broken on June 29,1994. I was a heavy drinker,constantly...
    quadforgod quadforgod
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 1, 2012

    Always Remember To Help Others,because You May Need Help Sometime

    Over the past 12 years as a peer mentor I've come to realize the fact that you need to pay it forward to others who have suffered recent spinal cord injuries like those that have helped you while being in the hospital after suffering a spinal cord injury. Such as when I was in...
    quadforgod quadforgod
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 28, 2012

    Just Some Neck Pain.

    I'd had chronic neck pain for about 17 years. Tried physical therapy several times and many different pain meds w/out relief. Finally saw a neurosurgeon who said I needed a cervical laminectomy. It was a VERY low risk surgery. I was told I was young and healthy other than the...
    michwimp michwimp
    41-45
    3 Responses Dec 4, 2012

    In 2011 I had what was to be revision back

    surgery to fix the hardware in my back from a previous surgery to help me walk better, but what happened was that I ended up paralyzed from the waist down due to hospital error after a pulmonary embolism. They say I am a walking miracle, but what they don't see is the day in...
    byGraceofGod byGraceofGod
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 30, 2014

    A Different Life In A Wheelchair

    I have incomplete parapalegia since November 28, 2012. I became this way because my orthropedic misdiagnosed me. My family has been supportive. But now my husband is getting tired of doing things for me and has been getting verbally abusive that I would rather do without if I had...
    msdeborah6963 msdeborah6963
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Jul 20, 2013

    Overcome Depression Due Tobeing Paralyzed

    There are several ways that you can get out of depression after becoming paralyzed,such as finding something that makes your blood pump faster through your veins,something that excite you or finding something that makes your spirit jump inside you which you cannot contain. Some...
    quadforgod quadforgod
    41-45, M
    Feb 9, 2012
    alexander123321 alexander123321
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 21, 2015

    I'm Isabella and C2-4 quadriplegic from an auto

    accident 10 yrs ago. I'm in a chair and have a tracheostomy. I was on a ventilator but have been weaned off and only use the vent to sleep. Because I'm a quad, I have 24 hour care.
    BellaR28 BellaR28
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2015

    The Day I Almost Died

    Two years ago April 3rd my female cousin tryed to kill me by trying to run me over with her van. i wrote a huge story took me over three hours and it got deleted i was so mad it was a waste of time and the devil working hard to keep me from sharing my story with you guys the day...
    BigRaeshaun BigRaeshaun
    26-30
    11 Responses Apr 13, 2012

    I Just Found Out My Husband Is Paralyzed

    It's been just over a week since my Husband Paul has been in the hospital.  He has fluid in his lungs and has that horrible tube down  his neck.  I cannot communicate with him... only watch him and wonder.  We have two little boys who I am keeping...
    snowqueeneh snowqueeneh
    26-30
    9 Responses Dec 18, 2008

    Mom Of Three With Paralized Husband

    My ten year old is having a very difficult time with my husbands injury.... She wants to find a child her age to talk with about her feelings ... If there is anyone out there that is willing to help please do... Thank you so much
    Rita75 Rita75
    36-40
    Oct 24, 2012

    13/12/2011

    Dec 13th changed my life forever.Got off work,drove home as normal an less than half mile from my house car spun out nexk thing i rem was waking up 2 mo later on lifesupport in hospital.Thing that has bothered me the most is my daughter seen it all happen.Im out now and working...
    tjhill812 tjhill812
    41-45, M
    1 Response Sep 30, 2012

    My Mam

    My mam was a active lady who loved family life. She started developing pains in her legs and finding it hard to walk long distances without stopping she went to the doctors n had tests at the hospital and they decided to do an aortic triple bypass in her stomach and legs, because...
    Jim94 Jim94
    36-40, F
    Jan 14, 2013

    707girl

    I had missed a test at school on week. I had to stay after school to make up the test. After I had made up the test I called home. Rick (my mom's husband) didn't answer the phone. I had decided to walk home. I had walked 3.2 miles before an SUV going 43mph had gone off the road...
    SuicideIsAnOption SuicideIsAnOption
    18-21
    2 Responses Apr 2, 2013

    Dont Give Up Ever.

    It's been 2 1/2yrs since my accident I was 16 when it happened.I can't give you details cause I don't remember them I broke my neck,collar bone,ankle,and all 10 toes I am just now standing by myself.but everyday is a struggle I was a athlete with lots of friends and I loved...
    cummins23 cummins23
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 26, 2012

    I Will Walk Again

    On Dec, 2011 I was in a motorcycle accident . I broke my back T7-T8 was damage operation was needed to repair and fused T6 - T10 left me paralyzed from the waist down .I left the hospital on Jan.2012 to return home to start my recovery and to find out I would receive no help...
    wpotts67 wpotts67
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Sep 7, 2013

    All Things Are Possible Even When You're Paralyzed

    Just to show that all things are possible with Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. I wanted to let everyone know that I got accepted into Oral Roberts University to study Christian Ministries, so I can become a pastor,youth minister or do pastoral counseling even though I am...
    quadforgod quadforgod
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 3, 2012

    Motivation To Help Overcome Any Challenge You May Be Facing

    Most people that have suffered spinal cord injuries suffer depression right after they suffer there injury, because of the loss of their independence and their ability to take care of themselves. They often are not motivated and do not want to get out of bed to go to do physical...
    quadforgod quadforgod
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Jan 1, 2012

    If God Is Real,why Am I Paralyzed?

    I know that every body who has suffered a spinal cord injury has at one time or another asked the question whether there is really a GOD, because they are now wheelchair bound. I also know that you may ask why,but you will never get an answer for the reason why that will be...
    quadforgod quadforgod
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jan 1, 2012

    Paralyzed

    I am paralyzed for now. I won't ever give up though, june 14, 2010 i was hit head on it paralyzed me from the neck down. The accident broke my neck @ c4,c5. I wasn't suppose to move from the neck down but many people think I'm a paraplegic rather then a quad. its been 3 yrs now...
    cummins23 cummins23
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jun 10, 2013

    Friend With Partial Paralysis Still In Rehab: Looking For Motivation & Support

    I have a friend in Ypsilanti, Michigan in a Rehab Center and she has Partial Paralysis on her entire left side. She is 38 years old and suffered a stroke. I am seeking someone for her to talk to that has been there and can give her some hope, encouragement and understanding for...
    SAformyfriend SAformyfriend
    36-40
    Dec 26, 2012

    No matter how well you ready yourself,

    and no matter how hard you try to condition your mind before undergoing a life-changing operation sometimes it comes unexpected... No one is ever prepared of the effects and consequences that turned their lives around.I had a fairly active life, happy social life, and enough...
    cummins23 cummins23
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2014

    I Want To Speak For You Guy's

    I am an advocate for the disable and looking for people who need or use a wheelchair to get around. I am sick and tired of going to restaurants and seeing people order their food from a menu outside. I on several occasions have purchased the food for them. Another issue is...
    Nevergiveup519 Nevergiveup519
    46-50
    Oct 22, 2012
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