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Started by athena on 04/16/2010 11:59pm

i need to know what to do about my situation . i,m a drive by victim that survived i was shot through my left nostril this bullet is lodged c-1 c-2 half way in my skull and half way in my neck. iv;e been going to physical therapy 5 years it does not help medicine does not touch my pain . they said i should have been a quad but i,m not ! i can walk and use my arms and hands.lots of nerve damage feeling in my hands and left foot.my strong faith and belief in God has kept my mind,but he is divine and we are human. i,m looking for a doctor that can help.give me your input i,m desperate thanks.

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U are a miracle...u are alive!!!! Sorry for ur pain, but in ur case, pain means ur alive!!!! Keep me informed, take care:)

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Hi Athena,
Are you in the Philadelphia metro area?
shc

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Hello Athena,
I am not a doctor, however maybe you should explain a little more where your pain is the most.e.g do you suffer constant headache/migraines? Asking this because I have a problem called C2 Neuralgia and get 24/7 headaches and am hoping to get a micro neurostimulator ... basically a TENS machine in miniature and implanted so I don't have ot deal with the wires etc. It creates an electrical circuit which ecapsulates the damaged nerve area and stops the pain messages from this area going to the brain ... in other words stops the brain from getting the pain message. It is adjusted by a hand held remote.

When you say you are looking for a doctor; which type of doctor? a neurologist or spine surgeon etc etc. Hoping you get some relief from your injury soon,
Chloe

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i,m looking for a doctor who can remove this bullet with out hurting me or leaving me a quad!

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