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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thank you all so much for the wonderful support and kind words and advice and sympathy. Not just sympathy, but real empathy, because I know you've all been there or been in a similar struggle of your own.

I planned to get back to each of you with personal thanks, but my plans have been put on hold for today because I wiped out on my bike last night.... Does flying down a hill and landing on your hands and knee count as strength training? Because my muscle are sure sore!

It was scary, but just like on Spark, people were lovely and helpful. Even though it was a dark, rainy night, cars pulled over and people got out to help me. Then as I was tottering towards home (walking my bike, just starting to dribble tears) a taxi driver insisted on putting my bike in the back of his van and driving me home! I felt like Blanche DuBois, relying on the kindness of strangers.

Even this morning, when I told my most truculent boss that I wouldn't be coming in for the morning, he was sympathetic and kind (very strange, but I'll take it!)

Now I'm off to the physiotherapist. Just wanted to say that all your comments lifted my mood so much. I've stayed on track, and yesterday morning I worked with the trainer at my new gym and got a strength training program! Yep!

I have a plan and a checklist and, most importantly, I have you guys on my side! Things are looking better. Even though I'm bruised and battered, I feel vastly more optimistic than when I weepily blogged on Monday night -- and it's only Wednesday morning. What a turnaround. Thank you, thank you, thank you. With all my heart, I thank you, kindest Sparkalicous friends!!!!
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  • CATS_MEOW_0911
    Oh no, sorry I missed this! I was just coming back to see how you've been feeling...how are you after the bike accident?
    3214 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7651842
    Sorry to hear about your wreck but SUPER HAPPY you're back on track.

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    3222 days ago
  • CROOKEDLETTER
    Sorry to hear that your wiped out. Never fun. But glad that people helped you. And glad all our support helped. Yay us!!

    And yeah, after a bike accident you can hurt quite a bit. Take care of yourself. Unfortunately, you'll probably be more stiff and sore tomorrow. Ibroprofen or an anti-inflamatory will help. Take care of yourself.
    3223 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    I am so sorry to hear about the bike accident (scary and painful) but so glad to hear that people were compassionate and helpful. THere really are lots of wonderful people in the world and you are definitely one of them, so I am glad you got the support and kindness you deserve. I am glad you are feeling better emotionally, and I am really happy to hear about your S.T. program. Sparkle on.
    3223 days ago
  • BLUEBIRDSFLY
    What a wonderful blog to read even though you did take quite a tumble and your hands and knees must be scraped.
    Please keep blogging. In anycase you know the support is there when you need it.
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    3223 days ago
  • LIBELULITA
    Hope you're soon on the mend. At least your blog sounds more positive and optimistic so love and smiles to you and you'll be back on your bike before you know it. emoticon
    3223 days ago
  • JITZUROE
    So glad your spirits have lifted! I missed your blog post about the accident! I would have 'virtually' blown on your scraped up hands and knees to calm the pain! Oooh owie owie!

    Feel better soon!!! Can't have you not Sparking at 100%, simply cannot!!
    Bren
    3223 days ago
  • SUNFLOWERSAVAGE
    OMG Tara.... I'm happy that you are getting your Spark back, but please be careful I'm not sure you are ready for extreme cycling yet! emoticon
    I'm glad that so many people helped you and that taxi driver is awesome.
    I hope you recover quickly!
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    3223 days ago
  • TMCLEOD4
    Sorry to hear about the accident. I hope you're okay. I'm glad to hear you're feeling better and getting your spark back!

    3223 days ago
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