paralyzed 12 years today

This evening, I will be paralyzed for 12 years. I won’t say I LIKE being paralyzed, clearly it’s not a walk in the park, but I will say that despite the complications I have an amazing life. I have a life that I would not trade for anything, even walking.

I want everyone to remember that life is truly what you make of it. I could be miserable and feel sorry for myself, but why?

I want to say THANK YOU to all my family and my friends and most importantly to my husband, Charlie, and my darling little boys.

I can’t, however, forget to mention my BFF Sarah. She was with me that night. I love you Sarah, and I can’t wait to meet your newest little man.

Edited to add:

I guess I shouldn’t forget all the doctors, nurses and staff at UTMB in Galveston and the staff at Warm Springs.

I very clearly remember, MIKE, my ICU nurse. I’m not sure how I remember him since I was so out of it, but I do.

Dr. Fuffoletto, the ortho surgeon that performed most of my surgery. If I recall it was over 10 hours.

Nurse Stephanie, when I went to the Children’s Hospital to start my surgery.

My therapists. Han, Sherrill, and Amy for sure!


  1. sarah says

    I was thinkin about u this morning and I get on to write u and see ur post. (Got me all teary eyed… I love u too) I remember well that day and have to say u r forever an inspiration and I treasure ur friendship, roomie ;0) I am blessed to know u and wish u were closer!!!!! Amanda and I talk about comin to see u but now gotta wait on our newest lil man! I love u so much my BFF!!!!!!!!

  2. says

    First of all, I hope this day comes and goes for you and has more than a sprinkling of the positive stuff that you have going for you these days! I know exactly how you feel, and share your sentiments that life will be what you make of it. My own anniversary – the BIG 2-2! – is coming up in a couple weeks. Just last night, I was writing something to reflect on it. It just may show up on mobileWOMEN, so keep an eye out! Hopefully it will in some way do justice to the way all of us who are in this situation feel about things. I will be thinking about you and saying a prayer today! Here’s to another year of moving forward and making the most of everything we have!
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  3. says

    you are so amazing!
    I really don’t think I would have as good of an outlook as you~but all I can think of is~that if God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
    I pray your life continues to be blessed and you continue to capture the joys of the everyday moments.
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    • Priscilla says

      I went to Warm Springs in Gonzales. They no longer used the springs for thereapy… they were just near where they used to. That makes sense?

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