posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 08:08 PM
well, i been debating talking about this here..
ive always done manual labor jobs, and physically abused my body,5 major car accidents and indoor goalkeeping, plus farm work and lumping furniture
for a moving company
a few years ago i had an incident , i was letting my dog out and he saw something that peaked his interest and started to bolt, so i lunged forward
trying to contain him.. while i was lurching forward trying to hold him back everything below my neck went numb and i crashed into the ground. arns
bent under me at odd angles i could not move, and struggled to breathe..
i lay there for about 2 hours face down in the snow unable to move.
eventually my mother came down stairs for a cup of tea and found me outside, she brought me a blanket outside and covered me, she wasnt strong enough
to drag me into the house and i was starting to get real cold.shock or hypothermia setting in, i dont really know.
after another hour or so i started to get feeling back. as excited i was to feel something, anything again, it also was the most excruciating
sensation.. like being jabbed with a trillion hypodermic needles all over my body.
eventually i ended up at yale hospital.. and had surgery where they fused 3 discs in my neck with titanium screws..
they told me i had a lieson on my spinal cord right at the base of my neck..the surgeon told me i had the spinal column of a 70 year old man..i was
its been a few years and im still in pain but happy to be able to walk on my own and wipe my own behind...
recently i have been getting weird visual problems, iit starts out as a little dot like you would get if u glanced at an unshielded lightbulb..but
slowly spreads itself into a jagged line, that i can see regardless if i have both eye open or closed or one closed and one open it spreads across my
field of vision.. it sparkles like a prism and lasts for an hour or two as it moves off to the periphial of my vision and eventually disappears off
the edge. NOTE* this happens randomly and even when im in a dark room at night.
this is not a floater as i have been unfortunate enough to be plagued by those as well and know the differance
atm i do not have health insurance or i would go for a checkup..
i have no idea what its from or even if it has anything to do with the liesion on my spinal cord..i have doubts because i would think my optic nerves
would not be affected by a bruise that low in my cord.
i am not trying to derail this thread but reading this i figured wtf i might as well ask the ats community if they have any idea what is going on
thankfully i am able to get around on my own now and am rebuilding my strength, if you think gardening is therapuetic mentally, you would be shocked
at the physical benifits.
thanks in advance for any insight that is offered,and thank you for the thread OP