Seven years ago today was the last time I slept through the night without being bothered by nerve pain. It was the last time I got out of bed without assistance. The last time I made myself breakfast, and ate on my own. And that’s just the beginning of the list of things I lost after my accident later that day seven years ago. These past seven years have contained an endless stream of obstacles, and I’m quite proud of myself for what I’ve been able to accomplish.
In the past year I finished off several years of higher education and found a job that is already preparing me for a successful professional career. I’m also buying a house and operating with more and more independence. There’s a lot to like on paper, but in actuality none of this means my day to day life isn’t fraught with challenges. Nothing comes easily as a high level quadriplegic, but I do it day after day. It’s not a glamorous life, but it’s the I’ve been tasked with making the best of. So I’ll keep on doing it! If I’ve made it through these seven years, how tough can the rest of them be?