View Full Version : Injuries getting the best of me,, support is appreciated

04-02-2014, 10:30 PM
In medical terms I am a walking paraplegic...I was paralyzed from the waist down and diagnosed to never walk again...I “burst fractured” my L1 and T12 vertebrae and fractured four of my thoracic vertebrae...I broke my right femur in several places with a compound..I fractured my hip, my pelvis broke off my tail bone and sustained a closed head injury..I have two Titanium Rods in my back and a Stanley rod in my right femur

I spent about two years in a wheel chair before I bought leg braces and arms crutches...after getting out of the leg braces, I fell and re-broke my femur... they removed the existing rod, shaved off a ˝ inch of my femur did a bone harvest from my front hip and fused it in my femur and installed a new rod...

The Neurosurgeons did a bone harvest from my rear hip to rebuild my burst fractured vertebra and this is where the majority of my current pain and agony comes from...they cut through all the muscle and I can not seem to work any part of my body with out sending that area of my body into excruciating pain..

I do my best to work with the pain and not let it stop me from living my life and training like a champion...in the last year I have gone down 3times with back pain that left me incapacitated...

Most my friends do not train, do not understand why I train and have no idea how challenging of a sport Body building is..

04-03-2014, 01:20 AM
wow man,not sure what I would do if I went what you went through,A BIG RESPECT TO YOU MAN.

04-03-2014, 04:53 AM
I am thoroughly impressed by your committment and attitude.
Big respect indeed.
You might want to eventually keep a workout journal here so we can all support you in your journey.

04-03-2014, 12:32 PM
Thanks Friends...

Yesterday was my 1st day back in over a week...my pain level was high and I needed to keep pressure off my back so I decided to train chest and triceps..

Cable Cross overs
5 sets 12 reps 90lbs
Smith Machine flat bench
5 sets 8-10 reps 255lbs
Flat bench Machine press
5 sets 8-12 reps 185

Rope triceps extension
5sets 12-15 reps 65lbs
Smith machine Reverse grip
5sets 8-10 reps 225
Straight bar extensions
5sets 8-10 reps 75lbs
one hand extensions
5 sets 12-15 reps

04-03-2014, 12:37 PM
More power to you. Best of continued success.

04-03-2014, 05:31 PM
Puts my own physical challenges into perspective, very inspiring i say. Now you cant stop, or it will allow me to fall back on my own poor excuses! :)

04-03-2014, 07:27 PM
Holy smokes.

Good luck and stay strong man

04-03-2014, 09:49 PM
Hey Friends...Your support and words of encouragement is greatly appreciated!

Not sure what is happening? Have a Chiropractor appointment in the morning then an Acupuncture appointment after that...Feels like maybe my hip is out of alignment or a disk issue..Either way I decided to train back and bicep's..

Talk about digging deep.....

Straight bar pull downs
5 sets 12-15 reps 145lbs

One Arm Dumbbell rows
5 sets 8-10 reps 95lbs

Straight bar straight arms press downs
5 sets 12-15 reps

Seated one arm dumbbell curls
5 sets 10-12 reps 35lbs

Standing Breach Curls
8 sets of drop sets 70 to 90lbs

Seated Preacher curls
6 sets 10-12reps

I would rather be in pain working my body in the gym then sitting around wondering if I should train....I must be the master of my body I must control my pain and not let my pain control me....

04-04-2014, 05:11 AM
Wow inspiring. How did you get originally injured?

04-04-2014, 09:58 AM
Wow inspiring. How did you get originally injured?


I went of a 60ft cliff at 80mph on my street bike in the continental divide and lived to tell the story

04-04-2014, 06:16 PM
If I recall this correctly I read a story by frank Zane . He was in chronic pain and taking more medications than he could count. Wasn't training just living in misery. Some how he managed to get in a workout one day and realized that he was still in pain but his life seemed infinitely better.

Your story reminds me if that article. The true warrior spirit. The will to continue on when most would lay down and die.

continue on Sir, and never stop.

04-05-2014, 11:07 AM
My Acupuncturist was able to get me in with one of the best Chiropractors in town who was not accepting new patients...This Guy was truly amazing and diagnosed me with..ready for this

"Prespondylosis" Pain Syndromes following Denervation Super-sensitivity"

Basically, when the neurosurgeons harvested bone from my rear hip to rebuild my vertebrate's they cut through so much muscle and tissue and who know what else my nerves are not firing correctly..Not to mention the two Rods that run along side my spine cause an imbalance above and below the rods....plus the other issue of the missing 1/2inch on my right femur is throwing my hip off...in addition my right ankle is still nonfunctional from the spinal cord injury so my gate is off a bit as well.... Looking on the bright side, I am not in a wheel chair! plus I live in a community of talented and gifted healers...and I know how to train!

Thanks again for all the words of encouragement