WHOLE BACK AND HEAD INJURY AFTER A TERRIBLE FALL

Posted by ergodesign @ergodesign, Jun 19, 2020

I fell on August 1st 2019 from a 6.4′ ladder, all away to my whole back. The ladder moved, and projected me on a hard floor. I even heard the crack it did on my back, especially in the middle of my back,

After months of doing nothing to even understand or do the tests necessary to diagnose the extent of my injuries, I just learned yesterday – something I knew already because of my weakened legs, the numbness, the fatigue, the pains and my readings here, on Mayo Clinic articles – that I have a spinal cord damage.

I am in the UK now because I came as a tourist on October 2019 and hoped to stay a while, but I couldn’t go back to the US because of my fall and also because of COVID 19.

To make it short, because of lack of test, diagnosis and treatment, I can now hardly walk, stand or do whatever I used to before my fall. In 6 months, I became a true old woman not because of my age, but because of the suffering and lack of treatment.

Now I need to know: can something be done, still, or am I going to go worst everyday, as it was my case since my fall, to finally become totally paraplegic, paralyzed, or worse.

I say worse because now, I have additional symptoms I never had before: blisters in my skin, some kind of painful pimples, rashes, head pain and confusion, memory loss, terrible fatigue, nervousness. My life has become a nightmare.

I want to add that in 2013 I also had a brain aneurysm surgery (no rupture) and since my fall, my head also has problems: pituitary cyst, injury near my clips, CSF or possible hydrocephalus.

If anybody had this kind of experience, or some of it, I would love to know what was the outcome.

Thank you very much for your kind support, all of you, and hope and which everyone a wonderful recovery.

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I’m doing good, lilypaws. Just some memory problems. I am fortunate that I have an apartment in my daughters house. So I’m able to set my own schedule. Fortunately, I didn’t injure my spine from the fall. I just have pain from my scoliosis and osteoporosis. I feel fortunate to be alive. God helps me to be strong.

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@princessd

I’m doing good, lilypaws. Just some memory problems. I am fortunate that I have an apartment in my daughters house. So I’m able to set my own schedule. Fortunately, I didn’t injure my spine from the fall. I just have pain from my scoliosis and osteoporosis. I feel fortunate to be alive. God helps me to be strong.

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@princessd Do you see how I started your post. It helps to put the persons address you are sending a message too as I did. Have you seen a doctor, special surgeon, for your osteoporosis and scoliosis? For the osteoporosis you need to see an endocrinologist. I give my self injections every day of Tymlos to increase my bones. I was a surgeon at Mayo at Rochester, MN and he did a fusing surgery on my back from T-10 to my pelvis. It was a big surgery, 9 hours. I had degeneration with caused my scoliosis. Do you have any pain in either of your buttocks or legs. You could have a pinched nerve as I did between L-4 and L-5. The surgeon said I must have been in a lot of pain. I am on pain pills every 3 hours. Oxycodone and then Tramadol and change off every 3 hours. My surgeon was excellent and he said now it's God turn to hear me.

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@lilypaws

@princessd Do you see how I started your post. It helps to put the persons address you are sending a message too as I did. Have you seen a doctor, special surgeon, for your osteoporosis and scoliosis? For the osteoporosis you need to see an endocrinologist. I give my self injections every day of Tymlos to increase my bones. I was a surgeon at Mayo at Rochester, MN and he did a fusing surgery on my back from T-10 to my pelvis. It was a big surgery, 9 hours. I had degeneration with caused my scoliosis. Do you have any pain in either of your buttocks or legs. You could have a pinched nerve as I did between L-4 and L-5. The surgeon said I must have been in a lot of pain. I am on pain pills every 3 hours. Oxycodone and then Tramadol and change off every 3 hours. My surgeon was excellent and he said now it's God turn to hear me.

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@lilypaws thanks for your reply. I get Prolia injections for my osteoporosis. Also taking oxycodon+tylenol for pain in back. I can’t take anything else cause I also take warfarin for my artificial aortic valve. It’s 38 yrs old and I have to keep my blood very thin. Also have an aortic aneurism outside of valve. So surgery would be risky cause can’t be off warfarin unless it’s an emergency. So I also had a stroke after my brain surgery (Emergency) and being In hospital and off warfarin for a month. However, Jesus did His miracle again. Because I had no side effects from it. He’s saved me from so many surgeries I shouldn’t have lived thru. But thanks for your input. I will check out an endo. dr. Maybe they can help. No pain in hips or legs. I’m sorry for your pain too! God bless you.

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