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Poll: How long have you had a Spinal Cord Injury? (356 member(s) have cast votes)

How long have you had a Spinal Cord Injury?

  1. 0 - 12 Months (57 votes [15.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.88%

  2. 1 - 3 Years (83 votes [23.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.12%

  3. 3 - 5 Years (33 votes [9.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.19%

  4. 5 - 10 Years (49 votes [13.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.65%

  5. 10 - 15 Years (24 votes [6.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.69%

  6. 15 - 20 Years (25 votes [6.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.96%

  7. 20 - 30 Years (62 votes [17.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.27%

  8. 30 - 40 Years (15 votes [4.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.18%

  9. 40 - 50 Years (7 votes [1.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.95%

  10. 50 - 60 Years (4 votes [1.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.11%

How old were you when you had your accident?

  1. 0 - 5 Years Old (7 votes [2.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.76%

  2. 5 - 10 Years Old (8 votes [3.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.15%

  3. 10 - 15 Years Old (20 votes [7.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.87%

  4. 15 - 20 Years Old (66 votes [25.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.98%

  5. 20 - 25 Years Old (52 votes [20.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.47%

  6. 25 - 30 Years Old (18 votes [7.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.09%

  7. 30 - 40 Years Old (40 votes [15.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.75%

  8. 40 - 50 Years Old (27 votes [10.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.63%

  9. 50 - 60 Years Old (14 votes [5.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.51%

  10. 60 + Years Old (2 votes [0.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.79%

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#31 sammi_girl

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 03:34 PM

L1 complete after falling in a shower. Sixteen months counting now.

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 03:47 AM

My partner, Natalie, is a T2/3 incomplete after a car accident (thrown clear of the car when her parents tried to dodge a kangaroo and ran off the road) when she was 18mths old. So its been about 20 ½ years. Doctors took about 6mths to realise she had a SCI and by then the damage was already done.

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 08:28 PM

I fell at work 96ft hit something on the way down broke my fall. I have a partial lesion of the L5.

#34 wriggley

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 10:56 PM

T12-L1 incomplete -- motorbike in 2001 aged 20

i had a bleed after the initial crash. Car flashed his headlights at another guy who was pulling out. The guy pulling out didnt bother his ass to look right so i ended up head butting his A pillar. I also got epilepsy just to add to the fun and 2 smashed up thumbs. Back then i kept taking the skin of the underside of my chin everytime i had a seizure! Got married two years ago all we need now is a flat house.


:) :angry: :D

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Edited by wriggley, 20 November 2005 - 06:30 PM.

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T10 inc since 2001 prolapsed disc C5/6

#35 dan_nc

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 07:02 PM

I was injuried 5 weeks ago in MVA. Incomplete. Not sure what level of injury.

#36 debs

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 07:01 PM

C5/6 complete 1995 "Classic" diving injury aged 23
C5/6

#37 studinchair

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 10:42 PM

I was at work as a conductor for the railroad in chicago whwn I got hurt just over 2 years ago. Threre where no witnesses and I don't remember a thing, I don't even remember going to work that day.
I think of all the stupied shit I have done on my motorcycle and this is how I got hurt, at least this way I have workerscomp kinda........
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#38 hillarymcarter

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 10:48 PM

I thought of all the places in the world Bruce was the safest at work...wrong!!! :)
He drove too fast, hunted hogs with his bare hands, shot guns all the time, drank and did stupid stuff,raced boats, and was trying to become a cop. I'm not surprised it happened, but I'm surprised at how it happened!

#39 TonysWoman2451

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 02:22 AM

My boyfriend is a C1 quad. Fell from a platform 5 ft off the ground at a friends house, October 22, 1992.
"My nail broke!"
"Why don't you go buy some real ones then"
"Go buy some real nails???"
"Oh....."

#40 benok

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 04:49 AM

It will be my 3rd year this January 6, 2006.
T9 - T11 some portions of sacral area
tb granuloma due to complication of steroids during
the treatment of ulcerative colitis - Manila, Phil.
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#41 quadseattlelez

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 04:06 PM

c5 inc quad t12 comp with brain injury on 7/3/96. post over 9 yrs. motorcycle accident.
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c5 inc sci quad; tbi

#42 LadyPilot

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 10:36 PM

Thrown from a "mentally challenged" horse. I hit a very large oak tree causing a fractured dislocation at C7 .
Shame no-one bothered to tell me the horse was a nutter. It was shot a few days later.

Date: The 40th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor - 7th December 1981 (The year of the Disabled) I was 21yrs old and lost my job as a District Nurse (only been there 6 weeks).

Spent 4 and a half months in Lodge Moor and hated every second of it :)
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#43 C6-JEN

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 11:37 AM

C6 complete, 2 years on the 27th of July. Front seat passenger in a car crash, everyone else was fine
Don't be fooled by the wheels that i got, am still jenny from the block!!

#44 snol

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 03:31 PM

Im T/9 sensory incomplete now 13 months was in a road traffic accident.

#45 garlin

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 04:56 AM

C7 Quad complete. Have limited use of hands. Good arms and shoulders. Had a truck car accident about 10 years and a couple of months ago. A 80 year old man pulled out in front of the loaded truck I was riding in and the truck driver took the ditch rolling the truck....here goes I, above ground and wheeling.

#46 dom

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 04:15 PM

L1 incomplete,fell onto concrete like you wheelie.happened 01/12/01 flown back to England after 3 weeks and operated on 31/12/01

#47 xMaddiex

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 05:25 PM

jasons one-year anniversary ill be sometime in november - not sure of the exact date, i think its the 6th or the 11th or something like that.

#48 twisted_ophelia

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 10:22 PM

Since January 29, 1998 (car accident at 17)
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#49 Dancingdolphin

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 12:14 PM

T5 Complete 2 yrs ago..fell off a wall on holidays...

#50 Carly/Kevin

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 03:00 PM

kevins was seven months ago, the one-year anniversary will be december 4th.

#51 blckchns

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 02:14 AM

Motorcycle accident in Nov 2005. T3 complete

#52 4estGimp

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 02:53 AM

I was 16 years old and riding my motorcycle at about 11PM. A 14 year old in a full sized pickup was stealing watermelons. He had his headlights out and ran a stop sign. I T'ed into the truck at 60mph. The sick irony? The truck was a Dodge. T5-T6 were crushed 20-30% and my spinal cord was "pulped" as the Dr. put it. Somehow I've been getting very slow regeneration over the past 21 years.

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#53 dirt flirt

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 08:59 PM

On August 11th, 2005 I went over the bars of my dirtbike, then the bike went over me. I'm a T6,7,8 complete para. Been back to the desert to party, haven't gotten back on a bike yet.

#54 jakhep

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 12:35 PM

Mine was a car crash on April 3rd 1966, apparently i was thrown at least 80 feet from the car and landed on my bum, i have no recollection of flying through the air ( Just as well) i guess i was lucky to survive ,back was broken with a complete lesion at T10, luckily had no other injuries except a dislocated hip.
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#55 wheeliebear75

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 07:33 PM

Wrong place wrong time @ 14yrs old (I posted my story). It's been 17yrs post accident for me. A sign fell hit me in the head but caused compression fracture L2 (the entire spine was pushed but only @ L2 was the break) and of course the impact cracked my skull and gave me a minor to moderate brain injury (yippy skippy :boxing: ).
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#56 edlee

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 08:46 PM

2004, November 18 ( my 58th birthday)

Climbed iron for thirty-four years without a problem. Fell while climbing a painter's schalfold.

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#57 mybrat

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Posted 27 July 2007 - 11:51 PM

Gunshot wound to the back, L3-L4/incomplete. Happened 9 months ago. How time flies.

#58 JD old No7

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 10:12 AM

Hi all.

Car accident 20 months ago when I was 31. My car rolled and rolled, then hit some fences and rolled and rolled - and what else.???? oh yeah, it rolled and rolled and landed in front of some poor old mans front door. :boxing:

Ended up C5 - C6 incomplete, Brown Sequard - Asia C
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#59 Deej

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 07:18 PM

Motorbike accident 1994 - T2 complete.

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#60 cdngrl

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 09:00 PM

C5 Diving accident... got to drown... the part I do remember
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