Chapter 1: Falling Down, Waking Up
October 22,2015 to September 19, 2016
Surviving * Thriving * Healing
11 months of awakening to survive, building basic life skills to thrive.
At 12:30am on October 22, 2015 I fell down a flight of stairs. I have no memory of the fall. My only memory is the face of my dear fried Kevin teeling me I had an accident, help was on the way and I was going to be OK. I was taken to the emergency room and rushed into emergency surgery. My spinal cord was damaged and they put in rods and screws into my cervical vertebrae to create space and stabilize the area.