After the accident (28th of June 2007) I did what I thought I was meant to, what I needed to recover from the injuries.
I was told when I had the accident that I had a compound wedge fracture. Physiotherapists told me that my nerves catch on the jagged edges of the micro fractures in my spine and cause the constant pain. I fought for my wife and then for my daughter. I wanted to provide for my family and not spend day after day half conscious in bed, a too common occurrence. I researched my injury, and everything that I found, mirrored my experiences. I couldn’t find many references to a hypersensitivity, however I think that is because of the level of instinctual awareness I have.
I can honestly say I have always tried to give 100% to everything. School, work, my family, recovering from my spinal injury and everything I’ve tried to do to support the autistic community/caregivers. I hope that’s become clear in what I have done in the last two years. Even with countless obstacles to overcome.
What didn’t make sense was why did I have to constantly fight to get medical support. My doctor mentioned a few months ago about my spinal injury being misdiagnosed. I thought they were referring to a recent addition to my medical records. However a conversation since makes me think that my medical records were altered shortly after the accident. That I was told that I’d had a compound wedge fracture of the 3rd and 4th vertebrae, but a doctor changed it after I’d left.
I’m putting this out, mainly to try and get it out of my head. I do have a telephone appointment with my doctor to discuss it properly in June. However, I suspect I’m going to have to just live with the consequences of this. Especially as I only found out about it, more than 15 years after the accident.
All our best and love
Ross Fraser and Jeni Dern
Words – Ross A Fraser
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