Recently, Butler shared two side-by-side photos of herself-one from six weeks after her injury. "In the first pic I had no power in it," she wrote. "I could not even sit up in bed. It was prolapsing due to the paralysis which really affected me mentally because I was so fit and active before my injury. "(Related: I'm an Amputee and Coach-But Did not Step Foot in the Gym Until I Was 36) [1965)LosingHerMobilityAndStrengthToBeDifficultForButlerBothPhysicallyAndEmotionally"Iremembertalkingtosomebodyinrehababoutitandtheybasicallytoldmetoacceptmy'newbodyandPhysique'becauseitwouldbealmostimpossibletoregainmyoldaestheticsandfitnesslevels'shewrote'Irememberthinking'youclearlydonotknowme'"(Related:ThisWoman'sViralPostIstoInspireRemindertoNeverTakeYourMobilityforGranted)
Butler said she would never walk again; however, that did not stop it from doing everything it could. "I've been to rehab," she wrote. Doing something in physio doing one-handed planks. "
Today, Butler has regained She felt she was following her accident. "I'm so proud of the strength I've regained in my core," she wrote. I'm so confident in my opinion I'm so confident in my body and my aesthetics again. "
For the foreseeable future, Butler wants to be in a wheelchair, but you better believe she's determined to walk again, even if it takes her years. "I love my body, I'm proud of my body, but I'm even more proud of the WORK it's taken to get here," she wrote. "No shortcuts, no photoshop, no secrets, just hard work and patience."