The last seven months very likely have been my toughest. Seven months ago I lost everything I loved. Since I was first told that I would not walk agian I never believe that prognosis. I knew I would walk again. On that note…I am going to pursue my dream of walking again. While I was at Craig I met this guy who was working with a man in Texas that has gotten a number of people out of their chairs. Himself, he has been paralized twice and walked again. I met with him last week, that was why I didn’t write, and I have decided to move to Athens, TX to work with him to get out of my chair. While I was in Texes I saw this young girl that had been in a chair for a year and a half and after working with this guy for three weeks she was beginning to crawl. I believe in this guy, and I believe in myself. I will walk again. I will bring you along on my journey.
Some of the reasons I am going to work with this guy is the fact that two weeks ago I started moving my toes on a limited basis. Every story that I heard of people walking again their toes moved first. I am getting some additional function back too. I believe this return is the start of my body coming back to me. This person is going to help get my body back faster. Also, living in a small town I can focus on my rehabilitation, so I can get back to riding my bikes again.
Athens, TX is a small town SE of Dallas. It a small town, which will be a nice change of pace after being in Phoenix for two years. The weather there is warm and humid.
As far as Erika and I, we both love each other very much. We always will. But, I need to go to Texas to do what I need to do. Erika has her own goals and dreams. Unfortunaltly, our goals mean we can’t be together right now. Each of us have to focus on ourselves. We are and will remain good friends. Erika I love you with all my heart, and always will.
I don’t know what my future holds for me, but for some reason I believe going to Texas is what will help me walk again. I have to do this, if not I will always regret it. Wish me the best of luck, and keep sending those good vibes and comments.