KEEP ON WALKING
I have repeatedly faced challenges with walking in my lifetime.
The first, of course, was when I was a baby learning to walk for the first time. When, like any baby, I fell down, got up, and tried again until I mastered the skill.
The second challenge was when I suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2010. The injury temporarily impaired my walking, leaving me with an ataxic gait. It took physical therapy and a great deal of practice to regain my normal gait.
The third challenge was in 2014 when I suffered a herniated disc in my lumbar spine. The pain was so excruciating that I was unable to stand upright. I scooted around in a hunched-over position. What I had to do to overcome that challenge to walking was to endure a major surgery to deal with the herniate disc, Thankfully, the surgery resulted in an instantaneous cure.
Currently, I am suffering my fourth round of walking difficulties. This time, it is caused by a brain tumor. I do not know what lies ahead for me on this journey. I will do the best I can to rise up and overcome this challenge.
All I can be sure of is that when the day comes when my physical feet are unable to walk on this earth. My soul will continue unhindered on its journey.