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by Dakotabloo
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Share Your Story: Living with a TBPI
Topic: Looking for answers
Replies: 9
Views: 3721

Re: Looking for answers

Hi Wildernut, forgive my slowness to respond. I haven't been on the site in quite awhile. I was in a Neuro ICU for 5 days following the DREZ. They had to drain cerebral spinal fluid to maintain the right levels during healing. The surgeon said it was a mess in there. I really didn't have any issues ...
by Dakotabloo
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Share Your Story: Living with a TBPI
Topic: Looking for answers
Replies: 9
Views: 3721

Re: Looking for answers

Thanks Dan. It helps to know I'm not the only one. I have been battling depression on/ off since the accident. I appreciate your response. I have tried to wean from the meds, but have not been successful. Distraction helps but the pain still creeps back in & paralyzes me all over again. The narcotic...
by Dakotabloo
Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: Recently Diagnosed Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2050

Re: Recently Diagnosed Questions

Hi Dumbledorus, The spasm & pain are going to be your biggest obstacles & longest quest to resolve. My docs are pushing the Baclofen, Gabapentin. The Lyrica had too many side effects for me. Disability is an option you are entitled to. When you fill out the paperwork, stress the pain issue b/c chron...
by Dakotabloo
Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Newly Injured TBPI
Topic: Wilmer carrying orthosis
Replies: 6
Views: 4388

Re: Wilmer carrying orthosis

Hi Steve, I haven't tried the Wilmer orthosis but it sounds like the Givemoore sling. Not sure of the correct spelling. The sling left my arm hanging & I have a problem w/ swelling & my fingers turning blue when I leave my arm hanging. Please let me know how you make out with Dan's sling. It looks l...
by Dakotabloo
Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Share Your Story: Living with a TBPI
Topic: Looking for answers
Replies: 9
Views: 3721

Looking for answers

I was involved in a motorcycle accident June 13, 2013 during bike week in Laconia, NH. I was flown from the scene & not expected to live. My injuries were extensive but I have recovered from most everything except my tbpi. It involves multiple avulsions & constant pain. I also tore my phrenic nerve ...
by Dakotabloo
Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Share Your Story: Living with a TBPI
Topic: beginning to an end
Replies: 2
Views: 2084

Re: beginning to an end

Hi Ryan, Did you choose amputation due to pain or issues w/ function? My bpi involves mult. avulsions & I have an ongoing problem w/ the pain even after 3 yrs. attempted spinal cord stimulator, DREZ Lesioning, meds, etc. I thought about amputation but the doctors are telling me it may not relieve th...