Almost 4 years ago, my life changed when I became disabled because of an Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury and Chiari Malformation. I continue to navigate life with chronic pain while regaining self-confidence and learning to be me again.
Finding the positives
It is not always easy to stay positive amid dealing with life. Everyone has a story that is running through their head. We all have things about ourselves that we are not happy with and want to change. Maybe it is losing a few pounds or asking for that raise. For me, it is regaining my ability to walk, regain balance and proprioception, lowering my pain without increasing opioid medications, and being able to take care of and enjoying my family. When my life changed almost four years ago because of an Incomplete Spinal Cord injury, Chiari Malformation and Allodynia everything seemed hopeless for a time. But I was quickly reminded that although tragedy happens there are many positives all around us if you look the people and beauty around you.