As of 08 February 2018, I am out of the wheelchair. My recovery from surgery has been going amazing and I prayed about it. An honestly, I felt as if I was ready to start walking outside of the house. February 8th, was my first day walking inside of the school for the whole day. To me its a huge accomplishment considering how big my high school is. I honestly felt like the wheelchair was enabling me too much because I would wake up and be straight in it for a entire school day and then come home and sit down and do homework and then go to bed. My day had very little movement of my legs in it. I felt like it was making me lazy as if I could sit back and relax because I was in the chair an just had surgery. That was honestly the mindset I was falling into, unintentionally.
It has now been almost a week and a half of me walking in school. An it is going great! I am feeling wonderful and my legs are getting good exercise. I still use the elevator at school because I don’t want to push it but it is amazing!
Yay!! I made it into the Junior League Competition my high school fashion class is doing. I worked so hard on my entered project. It was a struggle but I made it! Now onto the Fairtale themed portion/runway portion. I am so proud of myself! I worked to hard and it paided off.
Now I am going to go on to the next round which is Fairytale themed. We have to create an outfit that correlates with our fairytale we were given. We get to walk that outfit down the runway and get it judged and see who the final winners are. A lot of the judges really believe in me and one even told me that he thinks that I am going to win. I am beginning to work on my Aladdin themed project. I love Aladdin and you already know I am making an outfit inspired by Jasmine. It is going to be a bit more high fashion though. I can’t to see the final project and walk down the runway in it.
My first week back to school was beyond amazing! Monday, August 29th I started my my first week of Sophmore year.
It started of a little rough, but that soon changed! My teachers are so amazing and want the best for me. I am so thankful to have teachers who push me and want the best for me.
This year I am taking Spanish 2 Honors, Sophmore Studies/Drivers Education, Fashion 2, Photography 1, Algebra 2, Chemistry Honors, World History, and English 10 (Pre-AP) Honors. I am so excited for this school year. I have been doing so much better health wise and will not have to miss school a lot, like I did year.
I am really looking forward to this year. My teachers seen really nice, helpful, and caring. I am looking forward to creating relationships with my teachers and making new friends. I am also ready to work hard and be dedicated to my work. Here is to the school year of 2016-2017.
For Junior year I want to set a goal for myself of walking into high school. I just want that experience of walking into high school. It is something that people take for granted, but for me it is a huge thing. Since the beginning of freshman year, I have used my electric wheelchair. Only walking around the classroom due to not being able to walk long distances. Even at the Baby Bulldog Breakfast for freshman-thatwas held before school started-I was in a wheelchair.
I want to set a goal, as far as strengthening goes for my next knee surgery. My next knee surgery will hopefully be next summer, after my half shoulder replacement surgery this summer. I want to do everything to heal properly and strengthen my knee to get to my goal. My goal is to be in the chair for the summer and the beginning of school. Although, after 4 months after school starts I would like to walk in with a walker. For me that is a huge experience. I will be praying for what God has in store. I will pray for strength in going through that process.
Walking is something all of us take for granted. When that is taken away or limited, you really realize how much you miss it and how wonderful it is. I want to experience walking into high school. Whether it be just walking in using a walker, walking in and then getting back in the chair, or walking in and not using anything I don’t care. Even if I have to wait until the end of the year or until Senior year, I will be thankful to walk into school because walking is a gift. So next time you see someone using a wheelchair, using crutches, using a walker, or anything else don’t give them a weird look. Wonder what it’s like to be in their shoes, offer to help them, or even open a door for them.
The necrosis, the steroids and chemotherapy caused, has temporarily taken away walking from me. I may be able to walk short distances, but I walk with pain almost every day, whether the pain is a 1 or a 10. It has taken my ability to take a hike, walk around the block, and so much more. I will not let it defeat me or get me down! I will rise up and work towards making those few steps into high school, into the grocery store, into the mall, around the block, etc.!
Hello guys! I want to share with you my week. Although, I wasn’t feeling well one day, the rest of the week was great. God was with me all week as I commuted to school; I was having some problems with motion sickness. I enjoy school and learning new things. I am so thankful that I have the opportunity to go to school and have the joy of learning. My teachers are so sweet and supportive. I love my school and can’t wait to see what Sophomore year holds for me next school year.