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July changed my life

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Hi everyone,

I haven't blogged in awhile because I haven't been on SP for awhile until recently. In July I ran the Dirty Girl mudrun and slipped off of the 8ft wall obstacle. I fell about about 6 ft and landed directly on my feet, susequently severely breaking my left ankle in 4 places. My tibia was broken in two places, my talas was broken, and we just recently found out a little part of my fibia was broken as well, however that went unnoticed. I had surgery on August first to repair some of the damage, and I now have a metal plate and 6 permenant screws to hold my tibua. They also put in a disolvable screw in to try and get the talas together enough to heal, but it's actually inside the joint so it's a bit of a rough area to treat. I have been in physical therapy for a couple months now, I am about 3.5 months out of surgery and getting the hang of walking again. I have never been immobile before in my life so spending 1.5 months on crutches was miserable, I threw a few pity parties. It completely changed my life, I may never walk the same or have the same range of motion I had, and I will forever have an amazing appreciation for my ability to move. I will never take another run for granted (when I can actually start running again).

Since the injury I gained about 15lbs from being practially immoble. I have lost about 10 of those pounds in the last couple weeks just getting back on track with everything, and I have a new found motivation to get me through the holidays and into the new year where I will be moving to Springfield, MO for graduatate school. July changed my life, and taught me that bones can be broken but it takes a lot more to break a spirit, and that I can get through life's big challenges one step at a time.

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NYARAMULA 11/18/2013 1:14AM

    Sorry about your injury. It's good to hear that you are well on your way to recovery.

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GRAMPAM 11/17/2013 3:07PM

    Strength seems to surround you! I pray that all of your mobility returns. Best wishes for you in graduate school. You are going to a very pretty part of the country. Stay Strong! Hugs!!!

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JUNEAU2010 11/17/2013 3:00PM

    I am challenged for mobility every day and I am so grateful for the things I can do. That part of your blog made me cheer, as well as your move to graduate school. It sounds as if you are at the beginning of a fantastic journey, not just of physical recovery but so much more!

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ANGGEL40 11/17/2013 2:42PM

    Ouch! so sorry to hear that but glad that you are getting your mobility seem to be in good spirit..Congrats on losing 10 lbs in 2 weeks emoticon emoticon emoticon

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