Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Progress Update (Video Series)

It's been quite a while since my last post, and many people have asked about my personal progress.  With SCI, I find that it can be hard to describe small changes that continue to occur over time.  One of the reasons is that the changes that happen often have to reach a threshold where they become functional and noticeable.  I am continuing to have little improvements in sensation and muscle response, and am thankful for them, as well as for my friends and others who keep asking about progress.  God has been good to me.

Another reason for less visible progress is the normal wear and tear that come along with ongoing physical therapy and SCI.  For me, the repercussions of intense musculoskeletal damage aside from SCI are an issue.  Other people experience similar struggles after traumatic physical injuries.  Please remember us in your thoughts and prayers!  SCIs do not stop with an initial injury.  

Because two of the main purposes behind this blog are to encourage and educate others, I'm posting some new videos to illustrate my progression since 2013.  The first video shows May through July of 2014.  This is close to the very beginning of when I started getting back on my feet, and I could only move backward at first.  Please stay tuned for post-2014 videos in the coming days.  As you'll be able to see in the various clips from 2014 to 2021, I've used many different types of devices and bracing.  My hope is that adding these images to my YouTube channel helps viewers understand the world of SCI a little more.  And, as always, thank you to all who have offered your prayers and support!  More to come.