Sometimes people ask me if I forget that I'm paralyzed and try to walk when I wake up
The answer is no. It's been seventeen years since I became paralyzed and I'm quite used to the fact. In the very beginning I did wake up a few times and momentarily forget. But of course if I tried to move and just get up I couldn't So there you have it.
Ive also been asked if I frequently think about walking again I don't really think about walking at all. That's not how I get around or do things. I know I'm able to get from point a to point b in a wheelchair and do many other things as well, including sports, dancing, etc.
My philosophy is to live a full life with my disability. That's been easier for me because i work at a job, earned an education and have access to certain resources, like equipment and care hours. I've been very fortunate and have supportive people around me
But I know people who think about walking a lot. Everyones circumstances are different.