I was sitting in the doctor’s office, not knowing what to expect. All I knew was that I was having difficulty with my walking and I didn’t understand why. That’s when I got news that I had Transverse Myelitis. It was a moment of shock, but I had no time to worry as I was immediately sent to the hospital.
When I arrived at the hospital, I was met with a flurry of tests and specialists, all of whom told me the same thing: that I would never walk normally again. At first, it was a devastating blow to my spirit, but I soon realized that I could not let this news determine who I was and what I could achieve.
I began the road to recovery by doing physical therapy every day. Slowly, but surely, I was regaining strength and agility. With every step, I was learning how to adapt my movement and balance to my newfound disability. I also began to re-evaluate how I was living, learning how to make necessary modifications to my home and lifestyle.
One of the best decisions I made was to join a support group for people with Transverse Myelitis. There, I found a great community of supportive, encouraging people. From that day, I slowly began to understand the importance of finding hope in the midst of a difficult situation.
Through all of the therapies, hard work and dedication, I am now back on my feet. I still have to use a wheelchair occasionally, but I’m able to move around much more freely. Despite the initial uncertainty, I’m grateful for the journey I went through. It has made me stronger, more confident, and taught me the value of patience and resilience.
Today, I’m not just living with Transverse Myelitis – I’m living my life to the fullest. I’m sure no matter what challenges come my way, I have the strength and courage to continue on my path of recovery.