I Have a Spinal Cord Injury

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 81 People

    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
    Jul 7, 2012

    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

    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

    I am a Paraplegic, and I am hopeful

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Oct 8, 2011

    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 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
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