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mosu101
Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:36 am Reply with quote
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not wanting to ruin PyratMike post (crossroads)

but if any one out there wants to relay their experience on recovery following Spinal Cord Injury- please let me know.

I recently (2 months ago) got slammed on my surf board (2 foot wave max...)
and crushed my L1 vertebrae. I had 55 % left but now its 50%...
pleased I can still walk and wasnt paralysed...
seeing a neuro surgeon about this soon for options, but would welcome advice from anyone with some experience.

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chall5
Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:09 am Reply with quote
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Danny Way talks about this kind of thing in his recent Nine Club YouTube interview
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chall5
Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:09 am Reply with quote
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Danny Way talks about this kind of this in his recent Nine Club YouTube interview
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swelbow
Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:34 pm Reply with quote
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You mean the cartilage or the bone?

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Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:57 pm Reply with quote
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I had L5-S1 partially removed in 2000, fucked me up pretty good, but I was able to skate again in a few months.

Years later I had a shitload of weird shit happening—jumping backwards as I neared the top of the stairs (happend several times, still have to patch the walls at the bottom of the stairs, experience exploding head syndrome for awhile, fell down for no reason numerous times (fortunately not when I was skating) and had numb areas, something I called nerve storms and finally for 3 months I could not sit or lay down as it caused instant pain on a level I'd never experienced before. Not fun standing up 24 hours a day for 90 days—I'd occasionally walk into a corner of a room and lean head first into it to get a few minutes of sleep.

Finally got in to see the top neurosurgeon and he got me on the table fairly quick and removed C5, C6, C7 and T1 vertebrae and the discs in between and installed 2 Titanium rods, a titanium plate and a stainless steal cage. Couple months later I was back skating and then my knees went. I was getting stuff injected in to my knees that allowed me to keep skating but I couldn't afford it. $400 a shot per knee became undoable/unafordable and then the the knee specialist, who does the knees for Canada's Olympic teams got some new stuff to inject into my knees when it seemed like the old stuff was no longer cutting it.... $600 per injection per knee so I had to stop going to him. Knees have got so bad that I rarely skate due to the pain and limited movement.

Did a shitload of narcotic painkillers (180 mg Oxycontin) a bunch of anti-inflammatories and a handful of 500mg Naproxin pills and skated the new park in Innisfail for an hour last weekend—killer new bowl there with nice tile and beautiful concrete coping—transitions were nice and smooth too!!!

Knees, back and neck all hurt like hell but it was worth it!!

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Parker
Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:17 pm Reply with quote
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slob-air wrote:


Did a shitload of narcotic painkillers (180 mg Oxycontin) a bunch of anti-inflammatories and a handful of 500mg Naproxin pills


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