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Thursday, March 18, 2021


Now that my health is improving they have started pushing me harder in my rehab. I have always hated exercising and always had low motivation to continue exercising. However, now I believe that I am in the best shape of my life.

I can do 33 consecutive push-ups and recently I have started running on the treadmill. I am up to 9.2 (out of 10) on the speed. I am not running for long, but considered that when I started I was in a wheelchair and unable to walk, eat or drink anything this is progress!

Exercise now represents freedom and independence to me. I now know what it is like to not be able to do anything on your own and I ended up losing 38 lbs (17kg) of weight.

I never want to go through this again and I am motivated to continue exercising because I can. I have the ability to do so. It's an incredible feeling knowing how far I've come and seeing so many other people in my rehab much worse off than me but continuing with their lives.

I will continue onwards and upwards not only for me, but for Eliana and Jenny. 

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Things are moving along

 Now that we are in March, things have been progressing for me. Today is my brother Lucas´ birthday (happy birthday Lucas!) but I wanted to update yall on my progress so far. In the public rehab place, I have been released from speech and occupational therapy. I will continue with physical therapy three days a week (at the public rehab) and my physical therapy at the private rehab. 

I have been approved by my neurosurgeon for my eye surgery (the Botox injection didn't work) to correct my lazy left eye. I am not looking forward to yet another surgery but hopefully this will solve the issue of my balance and headaches and be my last surgery. I am well on the way to normality! Eliana is growing like a weed and I have an interview for a job. I am so thankful to hopefully be working again soon. Jenny has also had an interview so hopefully both of us will be working soon and we can finally get our own house. The only downside is that we will have to put Eliana in daycare if we are both working. 

I decided that in June I will do another skydive to celebrate my one year anniversary since my operations and if my parents get to come here to Spain to visit us, I might even convince them to jump with me! Well that is all that I really have to update you on but things are going as well as can be expected and I am a lucky man. Things could be much worse. Til the next time, Tyler