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This is my story.

Three years ago I was in a bad car accident. I have several back injuries which are not completely understood. After about 2 months of lying on my back in bed my body started to freak out. I just wanted to move. So slowly I got stronger and I started to exercise more and more and more. I was able to go back to work (I worked in preschool, very active job) and was living a fairly normal life, though I did still suffer from pain and have regular physiotherapy.

About a year after ...
Three years ago I was in a bad car accident. I have several back injuries which are not completely understood. After about 2 months of lying on my back in bed my body started to freak out. I just wanted to move. So slowly I got stronger and I started to exercise more and more and more. I was able to go back to work (I worked in preschool, very active job) and was living a fairly normal life, though I did still suffer from pain and have regular physiotherapy.

About a year after that accident I was on my way home from a lap swim, when someone rear ended me at a stop light. Not only did this cause my injuries to get worse, but it also caused PTSD and a pretty serious episode of depression.

I was not able to finish my schooling. I was not able to go back to work. I have spent the last 2 years dealing with depression and chronic pain. I didn't drive a car for over a year because of fear. I had to continue to live at home and put my dreams on hold.

You might think that is a sad story, but its not, its just life, and everyone has a story that could break your heart. These events have brought me here to the place I am now. I can drive a car now, even in the snow. I am coping with my depression and starting to feel like my old self again and everyday I get stronger. I still can't do all the things that I used to be able to do, and might not ever be able to do them all, but everyday it gets better.

I am making the the steps to go back to school this year. I am going to lose my extra weight and I am going to have a healthy back. These events brought me to spark people and have made me who I am.

I can do it, and so can you!
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Member Since: 9/3/2008

My Goals:
Live as pain free as possible!

My Program:
Train hard 5-6 times a week. Includes strength training, biking, swimming, running, walking, yoga and fit classes.

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My name is Kate and I was born and raised in Burlington ON.

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Swimming is the best sport in the world!

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SXC_LADY
1/20/2010 9:28:22 AM

Yes thank you, my knee is slowly getting better. That's mostly why I'm not willing to drive much right now, it was my right knee. I had a mass removed and it caused some damage that was cleaned up but it may never be better 100%. Some days it hurts other days everything is good so I just play things by ear. how've you been?



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MRSHONEYC
1/19/2010 4:24:23 PM

Thanks for the "WOO HOO" on my page. I have friends of friends who are helping me reach that goal - I even had 4 people sign-up under me with this and join SparkPeople! Keep in mind, also, that I am team leader of over 50k ...
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SXC_LADY
1/19/2010 9:11:49 AM

Thanks for commenting on my photo! I'm actually down 9 now!! Since my surgery the weight is starting to fall off again LOL. How've things been going for you?



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KSIGMA1222
1/12/2010 7:50:28 PM

Thanks for the comment on my videoblog! Stage 3 great work!



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EDWARDS1411
1/5/2010 8:30:58 PM

Welcome to People In Ontario! We're all about

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and we're doing this together so come by often and let us know how you're doing!!
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