I was discharged from the hospital after two months of intense rehabilitation. I continued doing therapy at home and as an outpatient, and continued to make very slow progress. My triceps, fingers on my left hand, and trunk control were much stronger than they were when I first became paralyzed.
I am still a C6/7 quadriplegic and need to use a wheelchair. I continue to improve little by little, but am hoping for a “cure” in the near future, and I know the TMA is working hard to support research to make this happen. I can’t say that I’m happy that this happened to me, but I am grateful for the insight it has given me. I have tried to honestly share my experiences with friends and acquaintances so that more people are aware of the challenges people with transverse myelitis face.