Eight weeks later
One person who remembers how I used to walk describes this as "like a miracle", and I'm inclined to agree, but with an important caveat. What gave me my life back was technology, and human knowledge and skill. No prayers, crystals, faith healing, or any such superstitions were involved, nor would they have done me the slightest good. Like all miracles that actually happen, this one was 100% human-made.