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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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