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May 17, 2016 Latest post:
Aug 6, 2017
IN SCOTT'S WORDS
Saturday May 14, 2016 I drove home from work and felt relieved to make it home. I had not been feeling all that well for the past few days before that. I felt the need to sit down and rest for a while with no desire to do anything else, but rest, even though I had planned on getting ready for a few days of fishing beginning on Sunday. After resting for a while, got up to go to the bathroom and ended up blacking out, resulting in a straight drop with my face hitting the floor. The head hitting the floor resulted in C-4,5,6 damage and being paralyzed from the nipple line down. The initial testing and emergency surgery showed a narrow spinal column that was present from birth, but not detected until now, and a bone spur that was also unknown. The way that my head hit the floor and neck snapped, caused the spur to enter the spinal column and cause the damage. Hopes today are that spinal rehab can bring back some usage of hands and arms, and also legs and walking again.