Friday, March 2, 2018

Broken Back Recovery: The Accident

Late last year I broke my back in an accident I'm lucky to have survived. Initially I was worried I would never walk again. My back was broken in 2 places. I had 3 vertebrae fused together. After surgery I began to regain control of my legs. Slowly. This recovery process has been much slower than I want. Fortunately, in the whole scheme of things, I'm actually healing faster than anticipated. There are a lot of reasons to be grateful. I'm trying to keep my positive disposition. It's not always easy. I'm in pain every day. I still don't have total muscle control and my nerves are on their own time frame. Looking for encouragement, I have spent a lot of time online reading other people's stories. There's about a 10:1 ratio of bad to good narratives out there. The internet isn't the best place to find encouragement. I think I'm ready to start sharing my experiences as I recover and hopefully encourage anyone else out there going through a similar situation.