Our MIND is our most powerful tool & with that comes ATTITUDE, which is a little thing but makes a big difference. I don’t have control over every situation in my life, but when I wake up in the morning, I get to decide my attitude, if I want it to be my best day
– Permanent spinal cord damage, left arm severely nerve damaged, pins needles in the scalp, constant shocks in my body, all this could last 5 years or a lifetime
– Option, installing the spinal cord stimulator (this is for life, wires are installed along the spinal column. A surgical procedure I am not ready for)
Have heard it all & ACCEPTING my new normal gave me the ability to do the things I have been doing within my capacity.
Last appointment with my Neurosurgeon involved a detailed discussion of my reports & plan. A plan, which also includes me getting back to work. Yes, you heard that right😀 Quite shocked and surprised, but he knows me well, if I set my mind to something, I ain’t going to stop.
So, here I am back into a 8 week physio & occupational therapy to help me get to where I want to be with the wonderful team at CBI Health
Occupational therapists who specialize in concussion therapy ( still suffer symptoms of concussion after I had a fall from the stairs after surgery)
Physio Therapists, who will help me gain more strength in my left arm and fingers. Work on my left shoulder which has Suparscapular Neuropathy. An uncommon cause of shoulder pain and weakness, caused by direct trauma to the nerve.
They will work on strengthening my neck muscles so I can hold up my head for more than 3 hours
Kinesiologists, who will help with my ability to function better
And yes, I am going to continue to do the things I wish to do and stick to my plans without letting fear or the world’s perspective interfere with creating my own.
As I continue my journey towards my healing , I can’t thank you guys enough. Not going to pick names, but you know who you all are. They say you are a reflection of the company you keep, to my family, friends and well wishers, love you always💕