I Have a Spinal Cord Injury

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 81 People

    No matter how well you ready yourself,

    and no matter how hard you try to condition your mind before undergoing a life-changing operation... No one is ever prepared of the effects and consequences that turned their lives around. I had a fairly active life, stable job, happy social life, and enough physical activity...
    grey019 grey019
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Mar 22, 2014

    9 Years In The Chair

    I had a spinal cord injury because of a car accident that happened while coming back from my 28th bday party. I was sleeping in the passenger side and woke up in Tampa general, I thought I was dreaming when they said what happened but then I realized what happened to me in a...
    patelville patelville
    36-40, M
    7 Responses Jan 23, 2012

    San Diego Womens Wheelchair Basketball

    Looking for athletes living near San Diego, CA who would like to play on a women's wheelchair basketball team. Visit www.sdasf.org for more information or call the office at 619-336-1806.
    gruje gruje
    31-35
    Jul 7, 2012

    Spinal Cord Injury

    In january 2013 I was in a car wreck going 60+mph. I was completely paralized i had breaks on c4 c3 , t4? I had my spine fused & was in the hospital about 3 months....its now almost 7 months since the accident & i can walk again & use my hands/arms....i dont yet have my phisical...
    traec32 traec32
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 24, 2013

    Drinking And Drugs

    hi i 36 have 2 boys in a nursing home got in car accident 2yrs ago didn't know the guy was drunk that was driving they picked me up from work my spine was crushed
    jennifermc jennifermc
    36-40, F
    Aug 25, 2012

    And the investigations start again.

    my nerve pain is going higher up my back. My sensation is reducing and tingling in my hands arms etc. so havs a Spinal lumber xray scedualed. its worsened in 2 weeks. and was consistent for 3 years. realy don't know why it's got worse.
    thesunshineparty thesunshineparty
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 24, 2015
    alexander123321 alexander123321
    18-21, M
    Feb 28, 2016

    Hit And Run

    Hi Iam 25 and on the 13 th of jan 2011 I was ridding on my 125cc motorbike down the a500 in Stoke when a car came down Hanley slip road, after moving across to let the car into the flow of traffic he continued across into me, I remember putting on the breaks and the car hitting...
    parsons775 parsons775
    26-30, M
    Sep 29, 2013

    10 Years

    10 years ago I was struggling with my identity, my new body.  Now I am supremely confident & unafraid.  Life is good, even from a chair. C7 quadreplegia
    twelve twelve
    26-30, F
    Oct 12, 2006

    I was camping with my family

    and it was going to rain that day and I was playing on the swing set at the campground and I fell off the swing and when I hit the ground it broke my t5-6 and it sent a peace into my spinal cord and haven't been able to walk sense then I was 11 years old
    alexander123321 alexander123321
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 24, 2015

    I am a Paraplegic, and I am hopeful

    that I will walk again.
    hotwheels82 hotwheels82
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jun 7, 2014

    I Have Spinal Cord Injury

    my life was normal for 25 years.suddenly on a very fateful day i met with an accident & injured my cv5 &became paralyze below my neck i.e. no sensesation & movement.it was my goodluck that i was operated within 30 hours & slowely i regained the sensation after 2 months of surgery...
    kabitasahoo kabitasahoo
    31-35
    Oct 8, 2011

    What Drinking And Driving Can Do

    hi im 36 have 2 boys i was in a wreck 2yrs ago which crushed my spine i don't remeber it all i know is we hit a tree and the guy driving was drunk and on drugs i was told they picked me up from work the driver got 60 years in prision want to know more just ask im currently in a...
    jennifermc jennifermc
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 25, 2012

    I would love to talk to people

    who know what life with a sci is like..Some people don't understand the struggle. and it can be lonely.
    thesunshineparty thesunshineparty
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 21, 2016

    Help me out , what's your thought's ??

    I am a 29 year old mother of two living life confined to a wheelchair !! I use to think that I knew who I was & what I wanted out of life then on a warm night in November of 2005 the rest of my life was decided for me ! I was in a car accident that left me paralyzed from the...
    parawch parawch
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 7, 2007

    Para For Life

    so i was injured when i was 2 days old, complications from a spinal tap left me an incomplete t-11 para...i think i have it pretty good considering...i never had to make an adjustment to my injury, it's always just been a way of life for me...i'll be turning 30 this year and i...
    wheeler710 wheeler710
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 4, 2008

    I'm a C2-4 quadriplegic,

    was in an auto accident at the age of 18. I'm no longer on a vent 24/7, I still sleep hooked up to it. Feel free to message me.
    BellaR28 BellaR28
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 1, 2016

    I was just a month away from turning 19yr old.

    I was in my first semester in college and I had two jobs. I was having the best time of my life hanging out with friends partying, trips, trying all new sort of things. I was just living my life when it ended soon...
    NewBeginner2012 NewBeginner2012
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2014
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