Hi, my name is Trixie, I'm 36 and I'm nurse, but before that I am a mother to 3 young and very active boys. They are 6, 4 and 18 months. The part that scares me is that I was sweeping on April 22nd, Good Friday this year and turned my head to the left really quick and fast and felt a pop. Within 15 minutes I was completely paralyzed and the ambulance was in my basement trying to carry me upstairs. The paralysis lasted for about 2-3 hours on and off. Finally after seeing 2 doctors on November 30th I was diagnosed with Congenital Cervical Spinal Stenosis at C4-C6. I am a lover of roller coasters, and anything else that is thrilling. I've waited for so long to ride the "big people" roller coaster with my 1st son and we were suppose to do that in 2012, but now that will never happen. It may seem ridiculous to others, but that was one of the important things to my son and I. Now, my doctor has told me that I am not even allowed to run, jump, jog, no contact sports, or the temporary paralysis that happened to me in April can be permanent... WOW!!! To quote my doctor "This suck, but this is your life". Honestly, I work in surgical oncology in-patients. My job I will have to leave because of all the lifting I do. I'm not even allowed to lift my baby anymore. Nothing more than 10 pounds forever. I hear the stories of patients who are well and have never seen a doctor before, but it is really weird being on the other side of things, I feel that my life has come to a complete and sudden stop! All of a sudden I have to move slower, turn slower, think of my movement first before I do anything and that is so NOT like me. I usually get up, get moving, and get going. I walk fast normally and now have to think about EVERY SINGLE MOVE I MAKE!! I hate it, but I love my family. My children and my husband and I don't want to live fully and capable of everything forever (if possible). Again, I may seem blind to things especially the spinal health. Like a mentioned before, I work in Oncology so Neurology is a world new world for me. I am more than willing and eager to learn about it, my condition and very eager to meet new people who are "like me"!! I have goals in my life and can not be stop because of this, but I can and will learn to modify my "new" life. I tend to write and talk a lot. Thank you to those who read my post. I can't wait to hear and speak to others.