One week from today I will be heading to Baton Rouge in order to have surgery that will place the baclofen pump in my stomach. I will be in the hospital for 2 to 3 weeks. I am excited but also a little afraid at the same time. I don't really know how my hand is going to function once the baclofen pump has been installed. I will have so much that I will have to relearn. I also know that this is the right step to go in the direction that I'm wanting to go so I will do this and I will find a way to live again without my hand if that's necessary. There are other quadriplegics out there that can live life without the use of their fingers and hand so I know that I will survive no matter what. I hope everyone had a good holiday season and I'm sorry that I have not been blogging lately. As we say goodbye to 2016 I hope the new year brings great joy to everyone! I have many goals for 2017 and I hope everyone has also made their goals. In my next blog post I will be writing about my goals for 2017 so please stay tuned!
Paralyzed from the neck down after an ATV rollover at 14, April Otwell is beating the odds the doctors gave her. She's a blogger, fantasy writer, college student, sugar glider guardian and spinal cord injury survivor. She's even writing her first fiction novel!