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How Long Have You Had A Spinal Cord Injury?




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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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#61 crash.ca

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 10:50 PM

I was in a multi-vehicle collision on the highway (one vehicle being a tandem tankard truck!...who was at fault), 4 years ago this August 14.

#62 Survivor35

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 11:48 PM

Single vehicle MVA, as the passenger, driver (who was a friend) didn't make it.. 1.5 years ago... some days it seems like its been forever, others seem like it wasn't that long ago.
"Courage is the art of being the only one who knows that you are actually scared to death"Chrissy
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#63 Jodie Lynn

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 01:52 AM

Single MVA accident 2 yrs and 3 months ago...... Rear axle went out send my daughter and i over forty foot revene, Thank God she was Fine, me T-7 incomplete.. recovery more and more each day....... :boxing:
Hi all I am a T-7 incomplete, broke my left femur twice now I have steel in me, my right knee was broke, all the ribs on my right side,punctured lung, and am trying hard to recover....Jodie

#64 Stargirl1987

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 02:33 AM

May 2006, Classic drunk teenage diving accident, C3/4 complete. I don't have any movement or feeling from the top of my shoulders down, but I am FINALLY off the vent during the day. :boxing:

#65 Bulky

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 06:58 AM

A one of/combination of Devic's Disease-Transverse Myelitis-Multiple Sclerosis......take your pick, the Docs didn't know, my neuro still not a 10% on diagnosis! Anniversary is 11 Aug 04....nearly three years!
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#66 juls

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 11:34 AM

It's been 8 yrs and 5 months now..sounds so long but doesn't feel it.
MVA, I was the driver..my bf wasn't hurt, thank god :yahoo:

#67 oldwheelz

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 12:47 AM

Will be four years on the 2nd of August , Single MVA of which I have no memory thank God

#68 FROG

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 05:47 AM

I had a nasty fall on Oct 29, 2002. t10 complete. Coming up on 5 years soon. My, how time flies!!
F.R.O.G. (Fully Reliant On God)

#69 nomis

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 12:40 PM

Motorcycle Feb 1970.
Not an accident but an incident - drunk, showing off, excited, stupid.

"We are all different - but we share the same human spirit. Perhaps it's human nature that we adapt - and survive." - Stephen Hawking 2013


#70 Trout

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 03:53 PM

Motor vehicle accident.
1991 (16 years post).
I was 27 years old.

#71 RaginTurtleHead

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 05:01 PM

I had a nasty fall on Oct 29, 2002. t10 complete. Coming up on 5 years soon. My, how time flies!!


October 29th 2006 here, Motorcycle accident out in the desert. L-1 incomplete
“Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have - so spend it wisely”

#72 Jaret

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 01:18 AM

I have been a para for almost 17 years. My level is T11-12 as a result from a fall while sleepwalking.

#73 Angela250153

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 09:34 AM

Multiple of falls over a lifetime. Discovered 1 year ago that the disc between T10-T11 was squashing my spinal cord. Kept loosing my balance to point where I could barely walk. After Laminectomy can now walk a short distance on crutches.

#74 Rollin on 24s

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 12:08 PM

Coming up on a year later this month.. t-6 at 20 yrs old after a mountain bike crash

#75 itsjustme

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 12:19 AM

Apparently I was lucky enough to walk around with a malformation of blood vessels on my spine at the T2 level for 53 years before it decided to engorge with blood and due to the compression, paralyze me just a little over 3 years ago.
*Things won't always be the way that they are today.

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#76 rommel25

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 10:09 PM

1993 age 20 ,was a passenger in a car wreck c5/c6 complete.... 14 long years

Edited by rommel25, 05 August 2007 - 10:09 PM.


#77 icarus_melt76

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 07:50 PM

(leap-year) Feb 29/76. Bad day for Hang Gliding. 31.5 yrs (or almost 8).

C 5/7 Only feels like occurred along with the 'Big Bang'!
Can lead a horse to water but hard as hell teachin' him the breast stroke!

#78 milosh

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 08:02 PM

doctor's mistake, C5 incomplete, july 4th, 21 years ago, was 5.

#79 charol9095

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 08:28 PM

You know, it seems like yesterday. I can't believe 27 years have went by........WOW!
Carol

#80 Cheshire

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 09:07 PM

sacrum, lower L fused (still learning which vertebrae are which)
5 October 2006, was riding my bicycle home from the movie "Open Season" (haha). Hit-and-run at roughly 60mph from behind...I was lit up like christmas with flashing lights, reflectors, the works.

Will be a year in a couple of months....

#81 aimee

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 09:16 PM

October 5, 2005.....fell off the back of a 4-wheeler.....C5/6.....somedays it seems like it's been forever, other days it doesn't seem like it's going on 2 years

#82 wheelz1967

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:40 PM

In three months, it'll be 40 years since I became a quad. I'm considered a C 4/5. Like is different, but it sure is worthwhile. I can "reach" someone maybe nobody else can; simply because of my disability. My life has purpose and meaning. I don't know how I could do it without God.

I've taught Sunday School for the past 30 years. Prior to that, I had my own business. My original pencil drawings were printed on stationery products. My passion was church work though. I figured I touched approx. 300+ children with the Word of God, it's the most important thing they could ever hear.

I've faced allot of challenges and obstacles along the way. I've had some "close calls." Next month I'm facing a colostomy and hysterectomy. Getting back to teaching will be my biggest motivating factor to getting well. Please pray for me.
:cheers: P.S. Thanks in advance.

#83 angel888

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 07:50 AM

I was 3 weeks old at that time when I was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. I was operated right away after having a 2nd opinion. They had to remove 3 nerves from my spine.

#84 bigwheelzrme

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 12:37 AM

I was 15 years old when I had my diving accident into swimming pool. That was in 1982 I'm now 40 I celebrated my 25th anniversary June 5 of this year while in rehab. C. 3/4 and complete.
Glad to still be here most days. LOL! :P
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#85 glamisgirl

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 08:54 PM

Crashed my quad (ATV) when I was 35. August 11th, 2007 was 2 years.

#86 quad

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 01:47 AM

C-3
COMPLETE
without a respirator
this is my very first post
"always wear your seat belt "I tell everyone
It was an automobile accident I was the passenger in the backseat behind the passenger when I was 22.
I live my life with pride because it's hard to swallow.

#87 Murray

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 05:51 PM

year three this Oct 7; fell 30 ft from roof while helping buddy build new home; T6-T11 complete ... scanned string - regards to edlee, dom and wheelie182 (others?)
Obey little. Resist much. -Whitman
Irrevence is the champion of liberty and its only defense. -Twain

#88 darrel

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 06:22 PM

C6 incomplete, fell off ladder landed face first rest of body went over my head.that was Jan24, 2006. still don't understand the Dr. (says I entered E.R. as C5/C6 incomplete but got some movement and little bit of sensativaty back so they moved me to C6 can any body explain this to me? all I get from Dr. is Ummm.. is this some type of training they recieve in med school?)

#89 GreenwoodSC

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 08:15 PM

T-12 Complete since May 13 2003 :wacko:

#90 goldnucs

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 11:30 PM

I'm a c5-6 quad as a result of a diving accident in 1978. March will be 30 yrs.

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