Friday, November 7, 2014

Update from Jerry

 I can't believe it's been a year since the last post, It's been a crazy year.

About six months ago I started to be able to feel touch below my level of injury, I can now feel when someone touches either one of my shins and can tell a difference if someone is touching my left or right shin. About a month ago I was getting acupuncture and one of the needles caused pain in my shin and every time I go back I still feel the needles in that shin.
 I will be having a second neck surgery in January of next year to fix what my surgeons did not anticipate. My cervical spine is collapsing and pinching my spinal cord and could be preventing neurological messages from getting past the pinch. A couple weeks ago I noticed that when my mom was itching my neck that my fingers started to feel like they are being squeezed. It is called nerve pain and it started up a month ago when I went off my antibiotic, but nerve pain has never in my life been sensitive to touch. I've had nerve pain but it went away after the coma. It is only in my neck where I feel changes in nerve pain when it is touched, and I would like to note that this was not happening five months ago when my doctor took an MRI when he found my collapsed spine the first time. I have been writing a book since I dropped out of college in February about my life.