Monday, July 11
Seven Years Ago Today
Seven years ago today, for all logic and medical science, I should have been paralyzed from the waist down.
A man, not paying attention, turned his car in front of ours and I broke my back.
However, I am not paralyzed. Through a combination of a genius spinal surgeon, rehabilitation and the most amazing good luck, I avoided a wheelchair by millimeters.
I have gone on to be able to do most of the things that I could before the accident, I have had a beautiful baby boy and I am expecting a girl in October.
Although my back is full of titanium and I have lost some mobility, I can still do all the things I love. I think about that every time I am sweating it out in the garden, chasing after my two year old and just taking a walk.
Yes, I have pain, but it is nothing compaired to what other people with my same injury have. I can live a normal life and I am grateful.