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Started from the bottom now I'm here!

Saturday, July 06, 2013

You know...I spent a lot of time being depressed, upset and in denial about what was going on with my body. I didn't want to accept the fact that I almost died due to bleeding in my lungs that nearly drowned me. I didn't want to accept that because I was in the hospital for 5 months, I could no longer walk and had to be in a wheelchair. I didn't want to accept that I was going to be on oxygen and I'm only 22. I was envious of the people who drank, smoked like chimneys or did drugs but were perfectly fine at the moment. Here I was having done NONE of that, and I was deathly ill. It wasn't fair. I spent my birthday unhappy in a wheelchair and I think from then on, I had pretty much had enough.

I started off slowly, using my resistance bands that I got since I had no help from physical therapy. I forced myself to get out of bed when I could have just laid there like a vegetable. I forced myself to gain my independence back. I've learned that life throws you darts and you can either dodge them or be hit. I refuse to be hit again. I went into Hunger Games mode and was determined to get my body back or die trying.

Well, obviously I didn't die because I am writing this blog. I want you all to know that anything is possible. The doctor told me it was going to be a long time before I walked again and I was walking within 3 months due to hard work and determination. Now, I'm still working out (I start Jillian's Body Revolution program tomorrow), I'm eating right and taking care of myself. I hit a very big roadblock yes, but roadblocks do not stay forever. They are only there until the problem is fixed and then you move on. That's exactly what I did. The first pic was taken in November 2012 (around Thanksgiving) and the second picture is from July 2013.



As Drake would say...STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM NOW I'M HERE!
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LOVE7755 9/5/2013 1:53PM

    Just came across your blog. You are so inspirational. Keep moving towards your dreams.

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PRESBESS 7/22/2013 4:46PM

    Hi Victoria, I am just now reading your blog. I am sooo glad you are back into life and moving forward strong. God is good!
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STEPH-KNEE 7/8/2013 7:26AM

    You are a rock star! :D Keep up the great work! emoticon

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FANGFACEKITTY 7/8/2013 1:58AM

    emoticon emoticon Good for you! Never give up!

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SBHPATRICK 7/7/2013 5:15PM

    SO happy to learn you are doing so well - persevering in the face of adversity and conquering your obstacles. Thank you for inspiring all of us!

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CHICAT63 7/7/2013 6:43AM

    You are a TRUE INSPIRATION, never let anyone deter you from your progress. You are amazing ! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PONYFARMER 7/6/2013 8:53PM

    Way to go friend, you truly are an inspiration to anyone of us who whines because it is HARD to do this. You proved, that hard is just a word, not something that can hold you down.

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PLATINUM755 7/6/2013 7:58PM

    You are an inspiration...Keep up the good work. You are proof, the power is in us! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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