I was able to get back to Project Walk after only a few months off. I was worried about regressing after being gone for several months, but I was able to pick up right where I left off! I continue to make progress day by day! It can be slow, but I'm more determined than ever! My legs have been having lots of energy and some increased burning sensations during my work outs. I still can't feel anything, but they're changing....and change is good!!
I'm starting the 2nd semester in my pursuit of a graduate degree in Water Resource Engineering through Colorado State University. It's an online program, which allows me to continue working out at Project Walk. The first semester was a lot of work, but I came out if with A's in both classes. I was a little worried at the beginning, especially after not understanding a single word from the first lecture, but thankfully I was able to pull an A from both classes in the end. It felt really good to be able to focus on something outside of recovery and blow the cobwebs off my brain. Thanks to scholarship from Swim With Mike I'm able to pursue this dream!
Melissa and I are still going strong! I'm truly blessed to have her in my life. She's an amazing girl with a huge heart and has been a daily encouragement to me!
God has truly blessed me and other than the not walking thing life is going pretty awesome. I'm fulfilling a long time goal of going to grad school, I've got an amazing girlfriend, and have the most amazing group of friends and family!
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