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Poll: How long have you had a Spinal Cord Injury? (355 member(s) have cast votes)

How long have you had a Spinal Cord Injury?

  1. 0 - 12 Months (57 votes [15.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.92%

  2. 1 - 3 Years (83 votes [23.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.18%

  3. 3 - 5 Years (33 votes [9.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.22%

  4. 5 - 10 Years (48 votes [13.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.41%

  5. 10 - 15 Years (24 votes [6.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.70%

  6. 15 - 20 Years (25 votes [6.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.98%

  7. 20 - 30 Years (62 votes [17.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.32%

  8. 30 - 40 Years (15 votes [4.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.19%

  9. 40 - 50 Years (7 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  10. 50 - 60 Years (4 votes [1.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.12%

How old were you when you had your accident?

  1. 0 - 5 Years Old (7 votes [2.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.77%

  2. 5 - 10 Years Old (8 votes [3.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.16%

  3. 10 - 15 Years Old (20 votes [7.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.91%

  4. 15 - 20 Years Old (65 votes [25.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.69%

  5. 20 - 25 Years Old (52 votes [20.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.55%

  6. 25 - 30 Years Old (18 votes [7.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.11%

  7. 30 - 40 Years Old (40 votes [15.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.81%

  8. 40 - 50 Years Old (27 votes [10.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.67%

  9. 50 - 60 Years Old (14 votes [5.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.53%

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

    Percentage of vote: 0.79%

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#91 darrel

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 03:05 AM

I have been blessed with early retirement since Jan. 24, 2006 (silent heart attack, fell off ladder-C6 incomlete)

#92 Somebody

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 08:25 PM

c7 car wreck 17 yrs ago at 39 yrs old

#93 Flatiron

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 01:11 AM

Diving~C5-C6 complete~Sept. 23, 1978, 29 years ago.
18 days after my 21st birthday. :wacko:

#94 Abdifatah28

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 03:46 AM

I came down with spinal tb in march 2005.I'm t-12 incomplete

#95 hanguk

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 02:53 AM

T11 paraplegia at 22, 20 years ago, from a fall.

#96 longhaul

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 03:05 AM

31 years, car wreak on an icy road the sliding part was ok but that big ol rock sure wasn't.

#97 rn_boy777

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 07:05 AM

t4 and t5 incomplete dec 2004 motor bike accident .... :tease: as now Iam 40 years old...
where theres a will theres a way!!!!!

#98 Scribbler

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 07:47 AM

I've been C4/5 for over 50 years. I was injured serving in the Royal Air Force. It's my birthday today and I'm heading towards 70 and still going strong, but getting old with SCI isn't for wimps. Good luck everyone. :tease:

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#99 SnoFl

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 08:09 AM

Was injured in MVA 1978; Arthritis set in and ruptured a disc C6-7 in 1992.
It's been 17 years. Keep on Keepin' On. :tease:
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#100 cathie

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 02:10 PM

11 years almost. 15th December 1998. Indoor Hockey accident on the third last day of school! C7 incomplete.
And T12-L4 complete on 21st March 2008. Unknown cause.
Osteoarthritis C6, C7, L2, L3, L4 on 25th May 2008

#101 tmcph

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:20 PM

I've been C4/5 for over 50 years. I was injured serving in the Royal Air Force. It's my birthday today and I'm heading towards 70 and still going strong, but getting old with SCI isn't for wimps. Good luck everyone. :thread jacked:


Happy belated birthday, it was my birthday also on the 16th, turned 27.

I was injured Sept. 2002, so coming on 7 years for me. I had a trampoline injury while chasing a dream to go pro in snow skiing

#102 pistol_pete

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 02:17 AM

Hit by a falling tree while fighting a bushfire. Miraculously, no burns, except for a small one on my right hand..
Todays greatest labour saving device is tomorrow
My spine is all wrong but my backbone is strong.

#103 Kimu

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:45 AM

just recently celebrated my 2nd quad day

i was walking home from the pub (pissed as a parrot) when i got the urge to have a pee off a 10 meter cliff... the ambulance rocked up and my bits were hanging out and i had peed all over my self. after falling 10 metres the only thing i broke was my neck gotta love the stupid things we do! :cheers:
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#104 Scribbler

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 10:55 AM

just recently celebrated my 2nd quad day

i was walking home from the pub (pissed as a parrot) when i got the urge to have a pee off a 10 meter cliff... the ambulance rocked up and my bits were hanging out and i had peed all over my self. after falling 10 metres the only thing i broke was my neck gotta love the stupid things we do! :)


You Aussies do love your extreme sports; peeing off a 10 meter cliff.... :clap:

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#105 maisy1996

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 11:35 AM

T2/3 since 16th june 2008 at 12 years old.car crash head on with a druken driver.went flying through the windscreen and well ended up like this!
I am not who i was nor am i who i will become.

#106 -KatNip-

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 05:52 PM

Exactly 9 years ago today.

I can fly on a snowboard, but landing didn't quite go as planned :ohmy:

#107 dron

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 12:50 AM

I fell head first into the boards playing hockey 26 years ago at the age of 17 with 20 seconds left in the game. Now I'm a C5/6 quad.

#108 chrisarnold6

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 10:49 AM

Hi,

My "accident" was a dissecting aortic aneurysm. This led to spinal infarction at T12, which is a complete injury. No rugby, jumping over a bus etc, just walking into the house after locking the garage.

#109 jennyau

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:14 PM

I was working as a guard{conductor if you are American} for Qld Rail went to work on a late shift feeling fine when I finished my shift I had no feeling in my legs or feet went to the emergency dept at hospital and was told I had restless leg syndrome,2 days later different hospital t5 t6 incomplete,walking all be it wobbly I am 4 mths post surgery I never had an accident so I realy cant pin point when or why it happened.

Edited by jennyau, 10 July 2010 - 01:25 PM.


#110 AussieBrad

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 07:48 AM

My special day happened on the 15th march 2009.
I took my dirtbike for a quick spin which turned into a 5wk coma.
My better half and a mate found me after the accident and had to resuscitate before the ambulance arrived.
Now a T4 complete. Busted T3-T5,fractued C2 and C7,punctured both lungs,broke my ribs,face,both collarbones,sternum and a 9cm tear in my aortic valve.
Luckily no surgery on my spine as everytime they turned me over I went into cardiac arrest.

I know we all have our own stories,just wanted to share a bit of mine.
Just Keep Smilin'

#111 DuckGirl

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 11:28 PM

23 at the time of my injury.

#112 Eric T

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 07:21 AM

Motor vehicle accident September 1962. Two months after turning 22.

Edited by Eric T, 26 June 2011 - 07:26 AM.


#113 gimpguy

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:29 AM

According to this poll, I am really, really old.

#114 A trophy guy

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 03:36 AM

I've had my injury for nearly 12 years (more like 11 and a half to be precise), and I was 20 years old at the time of my injury.
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#115 Kar Meli

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 11:25 AM

newbie. Just last June 30, 2012. Im a 15 day old. i fell from climbing a mango tree. :P
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#116 NancyE

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:41 PM

Had DDD, ruptured L4/5 when I was 38. Limped around until two weeks after I turned 40, when bad leg from rupture made me fall(again) .. I ruptured T4-6, am functionally t3 incomplete.
Reality continues to ruin my life. - Calvin and Hobbes

#117 funkisfunkis

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 03:58 PM

Less than a year. Fell from balcony about 10 metres while drunk and broke c6 vertebrae.
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#118 The Black Sheep

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:08 AM

August 1st, 2012 will be my 14th anniversery.

Wow... 14 years.

I was 13 when I tipped over. Weehoo!
3 doctors diagnosed me with hysterical paralysis (weee!), 1 diagnosed an incomplete T7, another T2 and the last (and most accurate) T5. Trampolines are BAD. Sleep is unpredictable. And never kiss strangers. Life has moved on.

#119 NancyE

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:10 AM

Had DDD, ruptured L4/5 when I was 38. Limped around until two weeks after I turned 40, when bad leg from rupture made me fall(again) .. I ruptured T4-6, am functionally t3 incomplete.


And duh, the answer to the question is, this is my 7nth year!
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#120 happywheels 88

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 12:06 PM

MVA at 32, only a year and a few weeks ago :-)


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