IAmA Blind Quadriplegic. AMA!
Hi, I decided for my cake day (which also happens to fall on Canada Day) that I would do an AMA!
I was born with two conditions:
Cerebral Palsy (which caused tight muscles mostly in my leg that caused me to walk on my toes with my feet turned in).
Septo-Optic Dysplasia/Optic Nerve Hypoplasia. This means that parts of my brain are under developed, or didn't develop at all. My optic nerves are not developed enough (what is there doesn't connect to anything and is too small for light to pass through) so I can't see. I'm lucky because the only other problems it caused is some Thyroid issues.
Then in 2004 I became a quadriplegic after developing Transverse Myelitis. (At this point I'm hope that the old saying that things happen in 3's is true lol!)
So, Happy Canada Day to all of my fellow Canadians out there, and without going into too much more detail (I want to keep this AMA as interesting as possible after all, feel free to ask me anything! (I've been asked some pretty unique things before, so don't worry about offending me!)
If anyone is looking for proof, I have tweeted abut this AMA and you can find it here: @My_SCI_Life
Edit: Just to clarify, I'm a female lol! (Seriously, what is it with redditors assuming everyone is a guy?)
Edit #2: I need to take a break from answering questions for a little while because it's really humid (which makes it more difficult to breathe) and talking so much to answer questions (I have to talk to type) is making it even harder. Please don't stop asking question though! I will be back to answer them. There are some great ones that I have to take the time to really think about before answering!