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being grateful for each day getting stronger

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I feel compelled to write this it means something to me to be able to look at how far Ive come I am so grateful each day Im getting stronger. I have to back track and explain alittle. Back in Sept of 2010, I was rushing around getting my daughter ready for college. I remember the day so well. It was a hot day I was running errands all morning and I took my daughter to the mall shopping that day, of course I was trying to get everything done I was stressing came home and I remember I was in the kitchen doing dishes I noticed the dog's water bowl was empty on the back porch , We have a screened in porch my husky likes to lay out there to cool off. I remember running down the steps, the water split out of the dish it all happened so fast. I ended up breaking the ankle. I ended up in surgery had a plate and 6 screws put it the left leg. I ended up off my foot non weight bearing in a cast for 6 weeks then I had to go through physical therapy and learn how to walk all over agian . I went back to work as a preschool teacher in a boot for another 6 weeks! It definatly taught me a lesson to slow down! Before I fell I was doing Turbo Jam 5 days a week and maintaining my weight I was also walking/ running and felt so good! I can honestly say I wish this never happened. but it did and I have to try and deal with it. After getting my foot slowly back into a normal shoe I noticed my toes and bunion were hurting, and the bunion from the fall , had slanted my toes over on top of each other, it was causing me some discomfort being on my feet all day. so I went back to the dr, who was the ankle specialist, she referred me to a foot specialist I went and decided to have surgery that would fix the bunion and hopefully the toes too. I went in for surgery in June agian stayed off the foot non weight bearing cast on cruches agian, had home health aides & nurses come to help this was another 6 weeks in the cast then physical therapy and agian another 6 weeks in the boot, I was miserable, I read books, and watched tv, and wrote in a journal. It was summer and I was stuck on the couch couldnt even do anything. I made a vow to myself once I could walk and get steadily back on my feet I would be active and I would be working out agian. I am greatful I can workout with some modifications I am doing Turbo Jam again and lovin it! The foot isnt perfect in fact I may have to go back in for more surgery at some point ? I havent decided yet? Its all to fresh in my head still.. I can manage Im not in pain its alittle discomfort my goal is to get healthy this year focus on me! I am planning a Dream trip to IRELAND in 2014 with my husband our "25th wedding Anniversary I hope I can get the weight down to be able to walk everywhere and really enjoy it! I am greatful for each day getting stronger! Im determined and motivated to do this for myself this is my year! :)

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KAR815 2/2/2013 8:17PM

    Thank you Julie ( Im not giving up) :))

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JUMPINJULIE 2/1/2013 5:10PM

    Thank you for sharing. That is defintely inspring to keep going no matter what.

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