Last week, we attended the ordination ceremony of our dear friend, and the church service was intimate and inspiring. At the end, pastors and friends spontaneously gathered around to pray for my healing. I felt so encouraged by what God was doing that night and a confidence that I will be healed. Now I don't know what kind of healing, the timing of my healing, or even on what side of heaven I will be healed. Just that our God is the healer.
The spiritual boost led to a physical boost! My dad visited and got to come cheer me on in therapy, and he got to witness big steps. When I left inpatient therapy at Magee almost two months ago, I couldn't really step my right leg at all without assistance. On Monday, I walked with the assistance of parallel bars and no aid on my legs. You can watch the video here on Facebook.
We also tried something new in therapy-- the exoskeleton. It is basically a robot suit that walks my legs at a more normal speed and gait. Going through this motion helped my legs remember what they're supposed to do, and I stepped faster when I tried walking with a walker afterwards.
Then, at therapy on Wednesday, I had a big breakthrough! I walked almost 100 feet using a walker!! This was a feat I thought would take months to achieve.
Please pray that my nerves continue to regenerate, that signals get through my spinal cord, that I regain strength and don't lose too much muscle tone in my legs, and that I continue to regain core strength so that my balance improves.