All you have to do to change your life, is to change YOU. Or better, become YOU.
When do we speak of residual injury? If functioning is lost, there might also be something you gained that adds value to your life...
When do we have to consider health issues to be chronic? Do we hold any influence to whether a limitiation becomes chronic?
It all starts with a belief deep in your core in the possibility of healing. If that seems too farstretched, than know that there is always the possibility of recovery.