Transformation Tuesday

Happy Transformation Tuesday

I am beyond thankful for the blessings I have been given. Each day is another day I have to share my story and hopefully inspire others to keep moving forward. Baby steps count!

Never did I think at the age of 55 and living with a Spinal Cord Injury that I would feel alive again and be walking and/or back in the gym again. Plus, have the added bonuses of reduced aches and discomforts, better sleep, and better moods allowing me to be a better wife, mother, stepmother, and grandma.

But all things are possible, with faith, hope, and trust. Things are not always easy and at times rather difficult. Have I struggled? Absolutely. Do I still have days where it is hard to see the “light”? Yes! The enemy is there trying to steal our hope, trust, and faith bringing in self-doubt and despair.

But each day we push through and take steps towards our goals no matter how big or small we succeed! Transformation is possible. We just have to Believe to Achieve.

Are you ready to start your transformation? 💪🏼😁

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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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