- CASE FILE
Ex triathlete. Double whammy.. Severe spinal neuro issue. And systemic illness. Can we help me walk again, live again!
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I I have a double whammy maybe a triple whammy. I was a Triathlete and Marathoner until 2001 when I had a freak near death fall. Broke my neck and back. Unfortunately there were some mistakes with getting initial treatment and with surgery. Eventually I had to go out of state to get care. I ended up with an amazing surgeon who put me back together and turned everything around. I was me again and was able to run, bike and swim again but not competitively.
I ran on the treadmill and walked daily staying very active and had no pain. I walked everywhere. I had promised myself that when I got back on my feet after the initial fall I would walk for all who could not and I never missed a day. I far surpassed how others thought I might recover and I place a lot of that on how active I was prior to injury. I bounced back after every surgery never missing a beat.
Then in 2009 I was told I had Pituitary adrenal insufficiency which was shocking as I felt great. I noticed I had some loss in muscle tone but I was not cross training and thought perhaps I was just a bit de=conditioned. A STIM test was done and results where the glands were not responding.
I was already on thyroid and estrogen patch so they added Growth Hormone and Medrol. I could see I was stronger everyday but I felt like the steroids were messing with me mentally and I was actually losing weight which I did not need to do.
.On treatment I also developed episodes of severe blood pressure drops like I was crashing and they could not regulate the hormones. Never keep me balanced.