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Sunday, April 10, 2011

A year ago today, I fell and broke my pelvis. It was my first outdoor bike ride of the season, and my running was going better than ever. I was schedule for my first 8k race/run in two weeks. It was a set back that I am still recovering from. My pelvis healed but I continue to be plagued with a right side tendon injury in my hip and glute. This year has been so hard: dealing with injury, dealing with husband's chronic arthritis, dealing with sister's aneurysm and surgery in January, dealing with only child leaving for college over a thousand miles away. I am still hoping to start running when and if the tendon injury ever heals. For now, I am thankful I can hike, bike, and do elliptical training. I am happy my daughter is thriving in college and that my sister survived brain surgery with no long-term deficits. I am happy my husband's arthritis is in remission at least most of the time. I am not the athlete I was last year and I can't honestly say I gained ANYTHING from the troubles and trials of this year. Except that I learned I can survive and there are wonderful people on SP who are so supportive. Maybe there are more lessons that I will discover in time.

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FUNFROG79 4/13/2011 1:25PM

    Wow! You are an inspiration!

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    Here for a better than ever new year.

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INDIANOAKS 4/10/2011 8:08PM

    Oh my goodness, Laurie! I NEVER realized you broke your pelvis the SAME day I almost died!! WOW...weird coincidence!!

It HAS been a LONG year, hasn't it??!! I'm SO sorry you've had to endure SO many things in such a short span of time -- all the while going through your OWN pain and suffering!!

Hopefully the next year holds a TON of GOOD things for you and your loved ones!! And you DO have alot to be thankful for -- in amongst all the "bad"...

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