Some changes layer into a person's life, other changes crash rapidly and suddenly. My physical-therapy program has given me an incredible appreciation for how long some changes can take. I never expected that this many muscle groups were affected, nor did I expect that five years later, I would only now be in a place to learn how to walk. Starting with the identification of the transverse abdominus, and then incrementally identifying which muscle groups had been affected, and how to access each individual group. Now, after five years, I am in a position to learn how to synthesize all of these movements, and feel as though I finally have access to my gait.