Hopeful

This is my normal walking, choppy and unsteady even with a walker. It is hard on my body, but there is no way I am going to give up.

This is my walking in less than a week with my new devices. I am still in the early stages. I have only been using my new Bioness L300 Go devices for less a week and only short periods of time. I will eventually work up to using them all day.

It is believed that continued use it will help develop new pathways, help nerves regenerate and improve foot drop. When foot drop is corrected your gait improves as well as your balance.

Most insurance companies don’t cover the cost of the system(ours included). They do offer a way to finance the amount. Each device, one per leg, is a separate charge.

So far, the devices appear to be working as you can see in the videos above. I am hopeful that my gait, balance and proprioception will improve with the continued use of my Bioness L300 Go system. Overtime I am hopeful that I will be able to switch from using my walker to using a cane. God is with me and led me to this company. I believe that my prayers are being answered even when I have really bad days. I will continue to keep moving forward and praying for continued heal.

Published by Denise Rogers

I am a wife, mother, stepmother and grandmother who enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting, gardening, and I am learning to live with being disabled. In 2017, after my 8th thoracic spinal surgery, I lost all feeling from the waist down as well as losing my proprioception on the right side. This has made it difficult to stand without assistive devices and made it, so I am having to relearn to walk. Plus, I have another uncommon condition called Chiari Malformation Type 1 which also creates balance issues as well as many other health issues. Because of the Chiari and the spinal cord injury, I have been left with severe nerve damage which causes a great deal of pain (5 and greater on pain scale) as well as spasticity, muscle spasms, and allodynia (burning) in various areas of my body. I have endured 8 surgeries on my Thoracic Spine and will probably need more as the drain that was placed will eventually clog and require replacement. Currently, I have a spinal to pleural cavity shunt, which drains the CSF from my arachnoid cysts into my pleural cavity. Professionally, I am a retired Health Care Professional with over 26 years of experience. I have worked in the Public Health realm as well as in Long Term Care and Acute Care. I have a B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work. It is my hope that through sharing my personal trials, experiences, and triumphs that I can help others keep moving forward. No matter what life throws at us we can always tell a better story. I know that God is with me and because of this anything is possible. His promise to be by my side every step of the way helps me to keep pushing on even when there are setbacks.

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