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Six years ago today I was rear ended-but I am here and stronger as a result!


Sunday, June 09, 2013

What began as an innocent trip with my children to go to the movies to see Shrek 2 turned into what would become a journey of pain, despair, anger and then determination. I still thank God that my kids were not seriously hurt being in the back seat of my totalled Camry but I was gifted with exacerbation of my carpal tunnel, back and neck pain. Several months of physical and occupational therapy later I was depressed, weak and very very overweight. MRIs had shown cranial lesions so my doctor warned me that I would need to get at least one a year to make sure they weren't MS related which added to my overall mood. Fat, depressed and sad.....


However my sister shook me out of my walking coma of self pity with her remark December 2008 that my butt was so wide it was scaring her. The shame of hearing that fueled my determination to take my life back. Anger and fury gave way to doing something about feeling the way I did and I did by beginning my journey in January 2009.

Now, six years later I thank God for the strength that I have been given and the ability to go from not being able to bend over from my injuries to being able to lift heavy weights and walk for miles--I am still here!



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LUVTOBOWL 6/19/2013 5:00PM

    emoticon God has truly blessed and healed your body.

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ANDREAG89 6/13/2013 8:33AM

    Thank you for sharing with us that it is within our power to turn our lives around for the better. You are a great role model!

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LJCANNON 6/12/2013 9:10PM

    emoticon Way to FIGHT Back when Life hands you Crap!! Congratulations on all you have ACCOMPLISHED!!!

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PURPLE180 6/12/2013 5:59PM

    God is good!

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VERONICAVW_140 6/12/2013 3:07PM

    Praise God. Indeed He is good!

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RHEYNKLAW 6/11/2013 3:58PM

    Well, thank God the accident left your sass and spunk intact.
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FITWITHIN 6/11/2013 8:38AM

    I'm so glad that your sister shook you out her coma. With all that you had to endure it truly brought out the inner strength that you have shown. emoticon m emoticon m

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DRB13_1 6/11/2013 1:38AM

    totally relate about how fear of injury or pain can make moving and exercising a dread - yet the fact that when we DO move, we become stronger (as long as we don't try to do too much too soon...)
SO, SO happy you recovered! I was rear ended but spared serious injury. Sigh, I miss that car! Didn't get anywhere near the replacement cost from insurance and ended up with a car payment... but grateful for LIFE!!!

BE WELL
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CARRAND 6/10/2013 8:33AM

    Woo hoo for you!

My journey started after I slipped on a wet deck and broke my ankle in 3 places. Not having the body strength to lift my own weight on crutches was the motivator I needed. I am so much healthier now!

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MANILUS 6/9/2013 9:11PM

    You are an inspiration, congrats on turning your life around!

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RUNNING-TURTLE 6/9/2013 6:43PM

    You look amazing. At least you can put that all behind you now.

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MISSYGEEN 6/9/2013 5:18PM

    I once heard that there is no testimony without a test. Your testimony is a true inspiration.

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I am glad that you made it!
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