Brandon Hartranft Speaks Brazenly About His Accidents

It is loopy to know that these had been straightforward questions, however you additionally didn’t know the solutions.
I’m not kidding, they might ask me what’s two-plus-two and I’d be like, “What?” And my again, I’ve by no means posted the photographs, however the MRI outcomes, I blew by way of my disc, so it’s bone on bone proper now in my again, after which it shifted all the best way into my spinal twine, so it pinched and slit the spinal twine a bit of bit. It made the spinal twine leak a bit of bit. So, each physician would inform me “You’re a strolling miracle proper now.” However on the time, I had no clue. I don’t understand how fortunate I used to be, however now I’m beginning to notice it.

So, once I first had my again surgical procedure, they had been making an attempt to make use of a drill bit to create the holes for the rod and screws. And the physician was saying my bones had been so sturdy they had been snapping the drill bits. They had been laughing about it! They’d by no means seen that earlier than. They stated as a result of I used to be so match and so sturdy that I saved myself from being paralyzed. That’s good. I imply, a drill bit is fairly sturdy, and so they needed to undergo a number of bits. [Laughs] I don’t know, I suppose that’s fairly cool. However I didn’t know any of this.  I didn’t know something that was occurring. I broke ribs, partially collapsed my lung, dislocated my hip, broke my shoulder and broke my again. The physique is actually going previous shock at that time. What’s going past shock? I can’t even think about how the physique reacts at that time. 

So, you had been on the HEP Crew’s monitor?
Yeah, in Fresno (California).

So, you find yourself on the native hospital there?
I don’t bear in mind any of that. It was Neighborhood Regional Medical. I’ve been to a few completely different again docs, and the man like crushed all my bones up and threw them again into my backbone, and apparently he did it superb. In order that’s good. He couldn’t get it straight, as a result of my bones had been so sturdy, however that’s the perfect he might do, and everybody who has checked out it stated he did a superb job.

I can learn you the entire record of the whole lot I’ve been by way of, however not even together with all of the counseling and remedy that I’m nonetheless doing now. 9 days within the hospital, three weeks in rehab, three surgical procedures, I’ve seen three again docs, I’ve seen two hip docs and three shoulder docs, I’m going to counseling as soon as per week for my mind damage, I’ve been to a few EMGs (exams for operate of nerves and muscle mass), I’ve been to a gastrologist as a result of I’m nonetheless struggling there. I haven’t pooped for 4 days, simply being sincere. It’s so damned depressing at instances. I’ve been to a neurologist 4 instances, I’m going to remedy 3 times per week for 3 hours a day. I’m going to acupuncture. My again and abdomen are numb, I’ve obtained some numb areas on my leg, one foot has much less feeling than the opposite, and I’ve a delicate space on my glute and my leg. My strolling is nice, I’ve been working actually arduous on that, however I’ve been having main again ache in mattress. Looks like one thing new each freaking month, man.