05/20/13 post by –Shane

In these past few weeks I have made great progress.  I can feel my body trying to redevelop and sensation trying to come back.  Slowly as my back heals my sensation should start to return.  What sensation is the question?  Like anything I’ve come to grips with the fact that healing takes time.  And especially with a SCI healing can take a very long time.  Today I received my leg braces.  They still need to tweak them a bit and aren’t going to let me take them home until I’m confident in them and can walk safely.  Its an exciting feeling to be able to walk around my house and kitchen!  I’m anxious to master these new legs and to grow more comfortable and smooth in them.  It’s a lot harder then I anticipated but like anything the more practice the better.  The way I look at it is I’m one step closer with these braces to a full recovery.  I pray in this time it takes until I’m healed I eagerly try and grow closer with my relationship with Christ.  I know with Christ all things are possible and miracles happen all the time.  I pray God gives me full sensation and movement back.  And that my bowels and bladder sensation comeback to me.  I have started my training for the triathlon in September.  I’m anxious to start competing again.  Tomorrow I’m going with a friend I met to play wheelchair basketball with a bunch of guys. Looking forward to getting back in sports!  God Bless!!

 

                                                                        Love Shane,

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13 thoughts on “05/20/13 post by –Shane

  1. You are one heck of a strong dude, Shane!!!! So proud of your accomplishments and dedication to your family and God!!! Every step IS one closer to full recovery, so as hard as it is, keep it up!!
    Hugs, Pat Hill

  2. Hi Shane! We stand in awe as we witness God’s work through your amazing strength and faith. Your life IS a testament to all of us. We’re still praying everyday that God will work miracles in you and it sounds like he is doing that each day. Just as he knit you in the womb, he can knit your spinal cord again. The sensation you are feeling is proof. God bless!

  3. Shane,

    Thank you for taking the time to update your blog. You are a huge inspiration to us all, and I can’t wait to see you this summer on the Island!

    Love,
    Lindsey

  4. Keep asking and asking… God doesn’t get tired of us asking for THE MIRACLE we so desperately desire. I pray God will honor the desires of your heart. God bless you! Ana

  5. So nice to read this today. I think of you all the time and wish you were closer to me so we could visit. Sounds like you are improving and that is what we are praying for. Keep looking forward, stay strong mentally and physically, and keep up the good work. We love you so much. Uncle David

  6. God Bless you Shane. We continue to pray and trust in God. You’re posts are mature far beyond your years

    .  Respectfully,   Alexander Saris

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  7. Wow, you inspire me! Your faith is so encouraging and it’s God’s Grace all around you. We are praying and believing with you for full healing in Jesus Christ’s name. Keep posting 🙂 Much Love & Hugs to you and your parents

  8. Dear Shane,
    Your words and faith are exciting and inspiring. We are so proud for you and your family who gave you such strength in your upbringing and helped create the man that you are, who inspires so many. We continue to pray for complete healing for you and for all sensation to return to you.
    James 1:2-4
    Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. God Bless, Shane
    Love, Dave and Melinda

  9. Hello Shane,
    We are always thinking and praying fir you, we are glad you are faithfully working hard on your therapy.
    Trust in the Lord !
    Urania & Eduardo Melendez

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