spinal injury and complications in surgery??

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   Posted 11/23/2010 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   
i dont know if this is the right place to put this but here goes 2 yrs ago i fell from a balcony pive just got hold of the medical notes from my surgery ect, i have no idea what they mean if anybody here has had something similar and can shed some light id be so greatful the notes say i suffered a traumatic T12 anterior wedge compression fracture with interspinous ligament damage. i then underwent stabilisation surgery with a transpedicular screw. post operatively i had a new onset on bilateral leg eakness ( this was the most pain ive ever felt in my life and ive had a baby!! nothing could touch my legs it felt like they were bein shredded to peices if i had a sheet over them the dr called it hyper sensitivity???). Greater on the right then the left with reduced sensation principally on the right foot (after a few days in recovery i soon realised i couldnt feel my right side at all from foot to bum over the last two yrs it has got better i can now just not feel from foot to shin. i do how ever still have drop foot which means i cant lift my right foot at all i trip over it constantly, i have to wear a brace when i go out and walk with a crutch to help with the hip pain that comes with lifting my foot so as not to trip), Post operative MRI scan showed T2 high signals changes within the cord of the T12 level. Sorry to go on but i really need to find out what all this means. After this type of surgery would foot drop be a typical post operative problem. i still suffer with chronic pain, i dont go out because of the pain im 22 and this has basically stopped my life. i cant seem to get any relevant answers from dr they just skim over the subject. time keeping i suppose? if anyone could help id be ever so greatful
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