This is my car. It’s a write off. I’ve kept it so long because Hendrix loves it so much. Unfortunately, a couple of days ago I was driving home in the rain, and was caused to hit the central reservation at around 65mph.
The next thing I know I’m explaining to the emergency services that I have excruciating pain in my lumbar region, and that I don’t seem to be able to walk as they extract me from the vehicle.
I’ve now been in hospital for two days, and after MRIs and CT scans, my injuries make more sense. My Lumber1 vertebrae is 70% crushed and along with bulging discs either side, I have a significant contusion on my nerve stem.
At noon today, I will be entering surgery to have some titanium rods and screws fuse five of my vertebrae, in an effort to release the immediate pressure on my nerves and allow them to heal.
I KNOW I am going to walk again.
I can buy more cars.
I am trying not to let this situation get me down, but honestly that part is hardest for me.
The support I have received from those who knew immediately has been beyond anything I could ever have expected. I’m very lucky to have such friends, especially while family is over 5,000 miles away.
The surgery will take about five hours...please spare a thought for me around noon today (PST).
This has been the hardest post I’ve ever had to write...but my main reason for doing so, and sharing such personal information is for motivation for me, so I can look back someday and see how far I have come.
....and don’t worry, I’ll be sure not to see a ‘like’ of this post as anyone being happy this happened!