I have several auto-immune conditions, including Chronic Fatigue, Systemic Lupus, but they've been with my for many years as I'm now 70.
But 7 years ago I came off a horse & landed on my back; that's when the fibromalgia began, along with the paralysis a few years ago.
Others have said that if I'd been B12 deficient for many years, that can cause many of my symptoms, including paralysis. So I started taking B12 regularily, but it could take years or maybe never for it to help.
I'm ready to get a wheelchair, but has to be an electric one, as I can't use my arms due to the pain it causes.
I so dislike being dependent on others to push me around, but thankful that I'm as old as I am, so my lifespan is not that much longer.
Thanks for reading & listening to my episodes. Maybe someone will relate.
I am a SCI (C5-C6) person also. In 2004, I fell and broke my left kneecap. I went through rehab but was unable to hold weight on my left knee. My orthopaedic surgeon told me throw the crutches away and use a chair. I have been using a power chair since and have not regretted it at all. I go many more places now than I have in the last 45 years. Get you a power chair and enjoy it...I did.
Sorry to take so long to reply. I was injured in 1967 when I lost traction on a wet road on a curve. Just as my vehicle turned backward, I hit a concrete culvert. Having no headrest in 1967, (mandatory in 1968) I broke my neck from whiplash (C5-C6) which resulted in paralysis. I guess because I was in surgery in less than 30 minutes, I had a pretty good recovery. I spent the next 37 years walking with crutches. I refuse to damage my right shoulder, tendinitis, so opted for a power chair and I have no regrets at all regarding my chair selection.