My name is Elizabeth I was born in the Uk and I have been living here in the USA for the 10 years. 5 of them in CA in Simi Valley. I have a husband called David and a daughter called Sarah who is soon to be a senior. I am a Certified Medical Assistant and my hobies are jewelry making, and card making. I love to cook and share what I have made with my friends.
I have had medical problems since I was 30 years old, that was the year my life turned around for the better and worst. The better was that my daughter was born, the worst I got diagnosed with MS at C3 level. I suffer from Chronic Pain, and Fibromyalgia. I try to live life a day at a time, and I am happy for every day I am on my feet. Three years ago since my diagnosis of my MS I lost my ability to walk for one whole year, and found myself life in a wheelchair for the very first time. One year later almost to the date the feelings returned to my legs, over the next few weeks and a lot of physical therapy, although I was having physical therapy all through the year I was in the wheelchair as well. I managed to walk again and I'm so happy to everyone who made it their mission to get me back on my feet again.
One thing I didn't mention is when I was having intense physical therapy 5 days a week, I was put in a machine called the Locomat, it is a device that mimics your walking to keep your leg muscles from turning into a floppy mess. You get strapped into this intimidating machine which locks around your legs and your suspended over a tread machine, then it is turned on and your lowered down onto the treadmill and away you go your legs are doing the walking again. I am going to post some pictures of me on the Locomat machine, So people who haven't heard of this machine can see what it looks like, I was one of the first patients on this machine I guess I was in the right place at the right time. But I am sure without something like this machine the muscles in my legs would not of stayed strong enough to walk on my own again.
Thanks, Liz (:
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