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Comment : Know what you are going through!
Posted by Arlene on Sun 12:42pm 23 June 2002
Keep the faith. I fell myself 8feet out of the attic on 11/11/01 trying to get Christmas decorations out of the attic.after a 5 hr. surgery I came home with 2 plates in my left leg and 10 screws. Having been very active all my life and working for a physician for 22yrs. I never realized I would be on the other end of it, now nurses were advising me and consoling me. after 4 months in a cast and 44 visits to phy. therapy (I'm still going) I can now walk with a cane and seem to be able to do small chores. I try not to feel sorry for myself but sometimes it is inevitable. I was amazed at a young man I met at therapy. He was only 27 years old but he is my inspiration, and will never forget him. He had told me 10 years ago his friend was driving and lost control of the car and hit a pole. He was in a coma for 2 months and in the hosp. for one year. He was taught to walk, speak and even blink again, he does have severe head injuries(he has severe tremors) but he never gives up. Here was a young man giving me a lesson in life. Hang in there, for it may seem bad at times but it really is not when you really think about it.
I do pray that I will be able to go back to work someday and help my patients deal with problems, but for now I am dealing myself.
- Know what you are going through! - Arlene Sun 23 Jun 2002
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