hi rachel, i too was went from normal to paralyzed in seconds. i had a car accident in 1990, leaving me c6-7 spinal cord injury. i spent a year and 1/2 in the hospital, 404 days of that in bed. eventually i was able to get up. (read my story under tell us about you on page 2) the important thing is a positive attitude and taking one day at a time. i'll say a prayer for you.