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New Lease on Life After Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Binah Mogensen

My Story: Surviving A Spinal Cord Injury

Hi, my name is Binah and I'm 31. I was 29 when I was driving on the Pacific Coast Highway and had a serious accident. My car rolled over three times and landed on the roof. I had to be extracated from my vehicle and woke up in the ICU screaming. I fractured my T1 and T8 vertabraes, had a collapsed lung, fractured collarbone, fractured left Humerous, and a Subdural Hematoma caused from a severe concussion. I was in the hospital for 5 days. I thought that once I returned home everything would be business as usual, boy was I mistaken! I ended up fracturing my T9 and T10 as a domino effect of overuse and my back brace broke. 

After multiple stints in the ER, I am now finally showing some improvement.  I use a Rollator to move around. I am currently in Physical Therapy and Aqua Therapy.  I have a load of tests coming up for my brain and spine. I am trying to think positive, and do everything I can to get better. I've had Depression, PTSD, and ADHD since childhood, which after the accident magnifed to a point I had to seek help for this as well.  I have found a lot of inspiration from people sharing they're stories, so I figured I'd share mine too. :)

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