Yesterday was a big day for me. I finally after eight years was able to ride the bike on my own for about one minute.
This is just the first step for me and hopefully in the near future I will be able to walk on my own.
You are probably asking yourself what happened to me, well I’ll tell you. About eight years ago I went into a coma due to complications from a port I had placed in my chest. It got infected and caused major havoc to my disease, thus the coma. I really don’t know how long I was in the coma but when I finally opened my eyes and my mom told me that I was not focused, that my eyes were staring at nothing and looked glassy. To top it off I was in locked in syndrome. For those of yu who don’t know what that is, it is when you cannot move, you have a form of lock jaw and for a time could not communicate. This was a very emotional and difficult time for my family and I because the doctors kept telling my parents that I would have to be put in a home, which they vehemently refused, and as for me I finally was coherent enough where I was aware of what was going on but was trapped in my own silent prison.
One day however I was finally able to move the muscles in my face and open my jaw a tiny bit. from then I was able to move a little more everyday.
The hard thing was that I had to learn everything from scratch, that is: walking, moving my arms and fingers, holding onto stuff and even eating whole foods. I have made so much progress since that time ad the progress just keeps improving.
It is a battle everyday to just get up but I do it because that is the only way I am going to get back to normal. No one else can push me to do it but me.
So each time I feel like I want to give up I just remember where I was eight years ago and snap myself out of it. I have come so far I am not about to give up now.