I had LOADS of doctors tell Mom and Dad that I would NEVER again do certain things. It was a long journey, through years of rehab clinics, but I always kept my faith.
My parents were told on numerous occasions that I would never walk. On my first break at home, mom told me, "If only you could go to the bathroom alone, this would be astoundingly easier." With a treadmill that had hand grips, I practiced and accomplished that goal. 'Twas very scary, because if I go to fall, I have a long way to go. LONG. By the way, I just walked into this room.
At TLC in Galveston, I had a speech therapist tell Mom, "Travis will NEVER eat again unless there is new technology in the next ten years." WOW. I'm pretty sure I've been eating since about a month before coalescing on the Texas coast. It was December 20, 2012, to be exact. Currently it's just pureed foods, but I'm eating.
Another thing the experts said that I would NEVER do again was see. Really, WOW. 20/20 vision.
Oh yeah, I wasn't even supposed to survive the ambulance ride to the hospital.
I could have easily believed what these doctors and experts said. Sure they were just going by what they saw - textbook wise I suppose I shouldn't be able to do any of these things. Sometimes there is more to it. That's why I've always kept my faith and determination. I just might be a little stubborn, too.
No pain, No gain.