Feeling very very low at the mo. Three weeks ago I sneezed in the night, got up to use the loo as was awake to find that my left leg wouldnt work. The more I tried to move my right leg started to tingle. Sister called an ambulance And I was sent straight for an MRI scan. Results showed that i had broken my back at L5, S1. Was given masive doses of steriod and then sent for emergency surgery.
Woke up 5 days later in the ICU, asthma had kicked up a stink during surgery so had to stay vented. When with it realised i had no feeling in left leg at all, cant move it, cant feel or control bladder or ""other"" end and although can feel touch on right thigh cant move it.
I am used to having to use a wheel chair due to asthma but the thought of never being able to walk again is terrorfying me. I have been transferred now to a spinal unit at salisbury district hospital adn they are great and try to keep you motivated but i just cant seem to snap out of this dark place in my head.
I cant believe all this had happened from a sneeze. I know steriods are a life saver but i HATE what they have done to my body.
sorry just needed to have a moan.