Hello. I had a motorcycle accident in 1999. The very day I was promoted from part-time to full time with UPS. I was working 38 hrs a week. I have two incomplete spinal injuries. C1-2 and C5. I have feeling throughout my body, but my muscle movement is limited. I was in acute traumatic care three months and then acute inpatient rehab for an additional three months. I had a short four month stay at home and then went to a long term inpatient rehab for a total of two and a half years. It is very difficult to go through the aches and pains of a long term quadriplegic. My spine is twisted in four different ways. I have severe arthritis in my hips. The clonness (tightening of muscles) and spasms. I have a left leg below the knee (btk) amputation which gives me phantom pain. I have been through much more in the past 22 years. I have been a fighter
The core of this post: I was diagnosed with soft tissue angiosarcoma in Jan 2018. It was found on my outer hip. I went through 5-6 weeks of the highest radiation 5 days week. 2nd and 3rd degree burns from hip all the way around to my bum and lower back. I could only spend a limited time to the unaffected side because of my arthritis. I had to sit or lay on the treated area. After that mostly healed I had surgery. The Dr.. said ” Hey I think we got it. ” I had my 6 month check up and my wife asked the doctor to check my back because it was discolored. Sure enough it had spread probably during radiation. I did the opposite, surgery then the same radiation. It was diagnosed as terminal stage 3 (and now possibly stage 4) with large and medium size tumors throughout the small of my back. Prognosis given to me at that time was 6-18 months. The severe pain from the cancer and all the aforementioned symptoms of my quadriplegia have left me dealing with acute pain management.