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hit by car body changing please read!!!

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  • Posted By: reese7194
  • August 13, 2008
  • 11:16 PM

hello. i will try to keep this simple

-october 30th hit by car crossing street. thrown fifteen feet landed on left buttocks. go to ER i am "fine"
-six weeks later find i have fracture in tibula / fibula
-develop hump left side of back
-later find out have protrusion C5-C6
-later right leg is now longer and right hip is longer
-still left side back is different than right
-right shoulder begins to fall more
-walking becomes strange. walk becomes jerky.
-hips / pelvis rotates. if my lower body pointed straight upper body is pointed over to left
-legs / walk continue to get worse. can walk for 15 minutes only.

been to stanford physical medicine. they said they could not help and think it must be brain damage. they send me to neurology for TBI. neuro checks me out for two hours. can not walk with one foot after the other. can not to many of tests. but they do not do any scans of brain.

finally the head guy comes in and says "you don't have a disease" i wasn't particularly pleased since i was perfectly healthy until hit by car.

other doctor tell me i should now see a "general practioner"

i have been to UCSF as well. go back to stanford in two weeks to physical medicine.

neuro had me walk up and down the hall on video. i thought they believed me.

when the other doc came in, like other doctors, he did the feeling tests on body. i feel everything on my body. nothing numb. then finds out i take lithium. blames the gait like walk on lithium and leaves.

this is ***l like you all know. one thing i am missing is a person to come with me who is a parent or a powerful figure. i have gone alone not by choice. i have been humilated more than once.

one nice doctor said he had no idea what it was. the main issues are

-rotated pelvis. quite a bit
-leg length right leg
-hip raised on right side as well as leg
-and strange movement

it has progressed and continues to progress. now my legs shake when i walk at times.

why would they not give me a TBI test. i tole them that was why i was there. "you don't show any signs" i was told.

-my eyes hurt from writing at this moment from computer screen
-i have no sense of time. of day, month, time all confused.

all this messes with your head so much you feel like you are a phony or are furious.

i never though that my past psychiatric issues would conflict with being hit by a car crossing the street at 20 mph and flying 15 feet in the air. i was lucky to be alive.

only one doctor has asked what happened

thank you.sorry so long

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