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therapy, they just wanted me to sit in a chair. I was so unbalanced, that they had to use special supports so I couldsit straight in the chair; otherwise I would just fall right over! Gosh, I’m only 20 years old. I wonder how this could have happened to me? I’m healthy, I eat well, and I exercise. Thank goodness, at least I can think and speak. But I can’t do anything for myself. I can’t even sit up on my own. I want to finish college, but how will Iget around to go to classes? My poor husband. We were just married six months ago, and now he’s going to have to take care of me! Oh gosh, the left leg and arm are so useless. They can’t do anything. I think the doctorsand nurses think I’m a little bit nutsy. They had a psychologist come and talk with me. He was a nice guy. He was asking me why I called my left arm and leg, “the arm and the leg”. I feel like they aren’t really mine any more. They are useless.The nurses have been coming in and they try to be encouraging; they are always telling me that it’s time to go to PT and OT. It’s so hard to do all of those exercises because I can’t even believe this hashappened to me.My family has been worried and they’re coming in as frequently as they can. My husband has been great, and has been trying to encourage me. I’m usually a pretty positive person, but I’m really afraid about how this is all going to turn out. Will I ever be able to work? How about having kids? I’m angry at God for allowing this to happen to me. I wish I could get to church. Maybe if I was able to get there, it would help me feel better.