Today is one year since I woke up from my "nap". I posted this picture on Instagram earlier, but I figured I'd post it here too. It's fitting. Honestly, my whole life is nothing short of a miracle. Between the late detection of my hearing loss and no deficits from that and some of the larger medical stuff I've faced and continue to face, it's nothing short of a miracle.
I'll need a few more miracles over the next couple of months, but if God brings me to it, he'll get me through it. Baby steps! The next several months are very overwhelming and uncertain to me, but I'm trying to let God steer the ship for a while.
Without a doubt, experiences like this make you hug your family and friends tighter, laugh a little louder, love more deeply, and don't sweat the small stuff.
This was the first time I got to hug my dad after waking up when they let me out of the restraints and my mom was able to capture the moment. Still brings a tear to my eye.
I am a 20 year old junior at the college of my dreams. I am studying Emergency Medicine and Communication Rhetoric and minoring in the Administration of Justice and National Preparedness and Emergency Management certificate. At some point, I want to go and get my paramedic certification when my health allows. I have several chronic illnesses and this blog and website serves as a place for me to share my journey fighting CRPS and my other conditions. I hope that this blog can also serve as an outlet for raising awareness for rare diseases. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy! Feel free to comment; I'd love to know what you think!