I started to be able to sit up by myself for a few seconds so they felt hopeful. The doctor explained that 1/3rd will stay where they are, 1/3rd will have paralysis, 1/3rd will recover fully. He said by what he saw, he felt I was already out of the first percentage and only time would tell where I would be. They then began to give me physical and occupational therapy daily. I was sent to Health South Rehabilitation Center for seven days where I learned to walk again, and how to cook, clean, do dishes, all kinds of things you would think a 40-year-old woman could do. I thought at first this is silly I know how to do this, and as soon as they said go ahead and try, I found that I could not, either my balance was off or I tired very quickly. Once out of inpatient rehabilitation, I spent a month in outpatient therapies.