The other day our family was introduced to a physical therapists who specialized in spinal cord injuries. She was the wife of a gentlemen who works with my brother. Hearing my story she wanted to visit and work with me. When she arrived at my house we were overwhelmed by her knowledge of my injury and the different exercises she wanted me to try. My therapist stayed at my house for two hours and we did very intense workouts. It was funny but if you were a fly on the wall in my room you would think I was giving birth. HAHA! My therapist was yelling..."PUSH, PUUUSH!!" while my mom was saying "breath Brent breath" we all stopped and laughed at what we were saying. Although I didn't give birth I was definitely straining with every movement.
My family and I were BLOWN AWAY by the amount of movement I had in my legs. They were moving more than they had ever moved before. I could roll my legs from side to side, bridge my bottom off the bed a few inches and kick my legs down and back up on my side. I could literally push my legs down with force. PRAISE GOD! I am a miracle!
There is NO DOUBT that my progress has been a miracle from God. I have never given up and I never believed in the odds the doctors gave me. 5% is what they said.......5%!! Really?? I never thought God worked well with odds. Believe me when I say I still have a LONG WAYS to go! I don't want to give you the impression that I am doing jumping jacks, and walking....BUT, my progress is VERY encouraging. Hopefully soon I can get into rehab and continue with intense rehab. I will never give up on my goal to walk again one day. In order for this goal to come true I can not do this alone. My progress has nothing to do with me but from all the prayers that have gone up on my behalf. Whenever someone says a prayer for me you are directly affecting my progress.
My injury is beyond medical science. No one knows how each person will heal. Every injury is different but mine was the worst possible prognosis. A "T-10 ASIA-A COMPLETE" with that prognosis only 5% of people regain movement. When I left rehab I was a "T-11 ASIA-B INCOMPLETE" with this prognosis my percentage went up drastically but they were still unsure of the amount of movement I would get back. However, NOW I have much more movement and I have surpassed all the odds. In order for me to be healed I must have faith. Trust in God and give my recovery over to him.
I want to thank everyone for following this blog and continuing to pray for me. I come to you now asking for more prayers. Now is not the time to slow down on the prayers. I ask everyone to please continue to pray for me and tell others about my story and ONE DAY........I WILL WALK AGAIN!
I LOVE YOU ALL!