On July 23 of 2004, I lost my brakes, in my truck. I was following a friend, after work. I tried to go around him. That resulted, in me hitting an on coming car head on. My truck went over the hood of the car. Then, I hit the jersey barrier. I was ejected then, and fell 16 feet into a creek. The truck flipped upside down and, landed on top of me.
I was flown to a hospital in Pittsburgh. There, I was in a coma for 2 weeks, waiking up on my birthday. When I woke up, I couldn’t move or talk. The doctors told my brother, I would be fine. It was just a side affect of the meds they put me on. I was there until September 10’th. They sent me to a nursing home. I was there until December 28’th. I then went to a rehab hospital. It was then, I was told I had a c-3 sci, I got from a severe case of whiplash. I still couldn’t move or talk. They sent me back to the nnursing home.
A year later, I reganed, some movement of my right hand. I then, got a laptop computer, which I could type with. I started doing research of my injury on the internet. I realized, I had more symptoms than you get from a c-3 sci. But, I have all the symptoms of a c-2 sci.
Sometimes, I have to go to the hospital, for different things. I get treated like I’m mentally challenged. I have no way of communicating, without my computer. Because I’m taken by stretcher, I can’t take it. This aggravates me, more than anything.
Before the accident, my daughter and I were best friends. I still live in the nursing home. And now, I see my daughter a few times a year. The only person who I see on a regular basis, is my brother. He comes every weekend. Most of my family live close to here but, don’t come to see me.
I sit in my room by myself all day everyday. I leave my room about once a month. I’m not aloud to go outside because, I can’t talk. I’ve been here for over five years and, it’s getting harder and harder to legitimize going on. I’m trapped in this room and a useless body.