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Everett wrote at 2011-02-28 14:09:33
Hello Susan, I was injured Sept 15, 2009 C3-C4 bulging, C4-C5 broad based disc budge, C5-C6 herniation and flattening of spinal cord, and C6-C7 Herniated disc and intention of cord. I am not currently at work and so grateful for my injuries after an horrific accident as which I've endured.  I am supposed to ignore the pain and continue to live a full quality of life; as it is perceived by workers' compensation team, but this is not the case.  My quality of life has changed so much, there are so many occasions I can't sit up for normal periods of time.  Surgery is an option, but only when relief tactics such as meds, laying down, and water therapy is exhausted.

This disease was of notice after an accident where my vehicle flip over 2-3 times after being rear-ended by a Toyota Tundra at 65-70 miles of speed landing on  another car, which hit me too.

My symptoms are being treated but my ailment in my opinion is not.  I can feel my issues getting worse and it scares me because I am 43 years old and was perfectly healthy before this.  As I age, my fear is that I will get worse; my prayers are that things completely turn around for the good.

Good luck to you and may you get better also.

Miami 2011  


David wrote at 2013-03-17 03:00:34
I HAVE A C5-C6 DISK HERNIATION WITH A COMPLETELY FLATTENED CORD, FROM A SEVERE FALL, GOING TO NEURO SURGEON FOR SURGICAL CONSULT, NOT WORRIED ABOUT AFTER EFFECTS BECAUSE 1st I AM A SPARED QUAD 2nd THEY NOW USE T CELLS FROM STEMCELLS ON PATIENTS WITH NEW CORD INJURIES WITH SUCCESS.  


David wrote at 2013-03-17 03:06:42
Susan they now use T-cells from stemcells on new spinal cord injuries the used with great sucess, i'm told


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Ken Karstedt II

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Life as a quadreplegic. Experiences with sexuality, having a full-time job, traveling, dealing with wheelchairs, purchasing vans, dealing with doctors, medications, urinary cares, skin care, tandom sky diving, white water rafting, wheelchair football, going out to dinner, and dealing with accessibilty issues.

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Living a fairly active life as a C4-C5 quadreplegic for 35 years. Experience dealing with numerous doctors and hospitals. Urinary choices.

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