I Broke My Back

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    I Broke My Back Too

    It was a beautiful fall day in October... anyway... I was going for a quad ride with my fiancé and his dad, my sister and her boyfriend and one other guy we were friends with. My fiancé Clinton and my sisters boyfriend Ryan and our friend Mike were on dirtbikes (first mistake...
    Keriwashere Keriwashere
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2011

    I broke my L1 amd T12 vertebrae in a car

    accident on a gravel road. I will never forget the pain of actually feeling my back break. Somehow I managed to get myself out of the driver's seat and into the back where I laid face down and lost consciousness immediately. Three hours later I could hear people calling me and...
    lisamarielee lisamarielee
    46-50, F
    Jan 15, 2014

    11 Pins An 2 Rods In My Back From A Car Crash

    on march 9th me and my wife went to vero beach with some friends drank some beer and pretty much got wasted when we got home we where still arguing so i decided to take my car keys no-one couldnt stop me if they wanted to so i erratically drive off to my friends house while he's...
    robertheath85 robertheath85
    Aug 9, 2012

    Its Never Just The Back That Breaks

    Six years ago, I fell off a horse and broke my back. Its hard to put into words just how much it changes you. Very few people you meet in your life have broken their backs, and when you tell people, most expect you to be paraplegic - in fact, if you aren't, quite often your story...
    greenumbrella greenumbrella
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2012

    My Back Hurts!

    So, I had this notion while I was doing this "park-our" that I'd go atop an unsupported glass structure, well you see when weight is more then what the pane that I was can handle that equals a 15 foot drop. I spent the next few weeks in the hospital as the surgeon had to give me...
    Cloudstriffe Cloudstriffe
    26-30, M
    Jan 17, 2012

    Big Rig Hit Me From Behind

    December 2 2010 I was driving home  from work and  got hit by a big rig. MY LIFE CHANGED FOREVER IN THAT BRIEF SECOND. I have had three surgeries and the last surgery was nine hours long. I had bone fragments pushing up against my nerves and my spinal cord. My legs and hands...
    grammy2 grammy2
    56-60, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2011


    Well.. I was only 13 years old. I've been a gymnast since I was only 2 years old. I was great and had soo much potential. Olympic potential. However, around September I had back pain. I didn't tell anyone because I thought they would make me quit. Finally in November I could...
    Madison6499 Madison6499
    May 5, 2013

    I broke my back .and

    now my boyfriend dont want me any more . I cant take care of him any more (sex ) so he found some one that can . so hurt. dont know what to do i don>t have a life any more . help
    punkin52 punkin52
    61-65, F
    1 Response May 30, 2014

    We are stating in a hotel

    for my softball tournament for a week and I was in the shower an I slipped and fell on my back head and butt XD anyways I almost went to the hospital
    Midnightthewolfcat Midnightthewolfcat
    18-21, F
    Jul 13, 2014

    Falling Off My High Horse and Seeing Stars

    This is actually an old post, dated April 7, 2005 x-posted in my Livejournal.  It goes a little something like this.... yesterday was the beginning of an interesting range of emotions. at my riding lessons yesterday, it was the later end of the class and we were to work on...
    roxiefoxx roxiefoxx
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 9, 2008

    I live with chronic intense pain

    and sometimes I just need to vent. My life truly sucks!
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jul 13, 2014


    Jun 06, burst my L1 in a car wreck, do have paralysis from the waist down but ONLY in the back, I have hyper sensitivity in the the front ( making up for the lack of sensation) I am lucky to be alive let alone with my walking ability intact. I am grateful for every moment I have...
    noisycricket noisycricket
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2010

    Paralysed From Neck Down After Raping And Train Incident

    It changed my life and I don't want to life anymore
    Saharo Saharo
    22-25, F
    Sep 24, 2013

    Who Knew...

    I was sledding just before Christmas this year when I went down a super steep hill. Who knew there were bumps at the bottom. I hit the first one and smashed into the front side of the second one, resulting in a burst fracture to my L1. As I lay on the ground writhing in pain, the...
    Bexka Bexka
    1 Response Jan 1, 2011

    I've never known when it happened,

    but sometime as a child I fractured the L5 vertebrae... I have been in pain ever since, sometimes the nerves in my neck get pinched because something's not lining up right. It hurts and it will never heal... I just have to strengthen my muscles to keep the vertebra from slipping...
    InYourArms InYourArms
    22-25, F
    Aug 21, 2015

    I was skiing at a national competition

    and crashed really hard and fractured my vertebrae. It hurt a lot but the sled ride down the mountain was kind of fun.
    suunto4 suunto4
    18-21, M
    Oct 21, 2015

    Im Lucky to Be Here.

    It was 3 months ago to the day, I woke up just a normal monday morning day and left the house for work. I am a welder.  I had an strange feeling and didnt want to go to work that day but did anyways ( hate missing work or anything).. I had an angle with me this moring, i...
    Carrie1010 Carrie1010
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2009

    Many Years Ago

    In 1985 I went skiing with my fam. Needless to say I had no idea the day would end with me being catapulted out of the chair lift and falling 40 feet onto ice. I broke t7 and t8 had 2 fractured wrists, internal abdominal bleeding. My life has never been the same. Luckily I have a...
    kimbo65 kimbo65
    51-55, F
    1 Response Aug 1, 2013

    L1 And T12 Creative Story

    (So, this is all I have of my experience written down. So much more happened.) Nicole Hack—Creative Writing—1/18/2010—Assignment #2 I didn’t cry when I hit the ground, though the impact was like a split-second chain reaction up my back and into my skull, jarring my brain...
    nicolehiltonhack nicolehiltonhack
    22-25, F
    Sep 2, 2011

    I got lucky. I crashed my paraglider about 5

    weeks ago. Came down slowly enough to end up with only an L1 compression. I am recovering quite well. I have been hiking light trails with my daughter lately and feel blessed that I didn't loose my mobility. My heart goes out to those who haven't been so lucky. Luck of the...
    mylove77 mylove77
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2014

    Big Rig Hit Me From Behind

    December 2 2010 I was driving home  from work and  got hit by a big rig. MY LIFE CHANGED FOREVER IN THAT BRIEF SECOND. I have had three surgeries and the last surgery was nine hours long. I had bone fragments pushing up against my nerves and my spinal cord. My legs and hands...
    grammy2 grammy2
    56-60, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2011

    Okay. Lately I've been having really bad back

    pains. They creep up my spin. Sometimes I can't stand. I can't bend down. I can't do anything. But why? I wish I knew why. I use to do gymnastics when I was younger. I ruined my back and had to stop. I had to wear retainers. No one knows this. NO ONE. Well one person I told...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 17, 2016

    I Broke My Back Now My Life Has Changed Forever

    i was on a night out one night in stratford and i went back to my friends house after to stay at hers because i had forgot my keys and she had a hole in her bathroom floor that i didnt know about and as i was walking out the bathroom my one foot went thru and it seemed like...
    sophiie78 sophiie78
    Nov 24, 2011
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