In April, while visiting customers in New Mexico, I suffered a spinal cord injury. It is classified as being between a C3 and a C4. This level of injury is also known as "room for improvement".
As a result, I was in intensive care for around 4 months and spent another month to a month in a half in rehabilitation. Currently, I am still going through intensive physical therapy and am showing improvements daily. I am wheel-chair bound and getting function in all parts of my body with the exception of my hands. I can't tell you how frustrating it is that I can't design or bead.
A spinal cord injury is unique and different to each individual. Thanks to organizations like the Christopher Reeve's Foundation, a tremendous amount of money and time has been dedicated to better understanding this type of injury. And, I've been able to receive the very best care using the latest medical advancements.
On this blog, feel free to leave me comments and Sara will keep you updated with my progress.