Saturday, September 17, 2011

Real Strength

I have recently been feeling GREAT about my body. I am getting stronger every day. If you haven't followed my blog, here is a run down:

  • In May 2010 I broke my foot
  • I had surgery on it and an external fixation device was put in
  • That didn't work, so another surgery in July was performed to fuse the bones of my foot together
  • In September I was FINALLY able to bear weight on my foot...I broke my ankle almost immediately
  • Another surgery on my ankle
  • I was in the hospital for over a month with severe anemia, congestive heart failure and kidney disease
  • In November, after 6 months, I began walking and driving again
  • In January it was determined my my kidneys had completely failed and that I would need to go on dialysis

And now I am feeling pretty good about my body! It may be a bit saggy in spots. It may have scars in others. But I am proud of them. They show that I am a survivor. That I can handle anything life throws at me and come out on top!

I don't have the body of a 20 something anymore, but I have the body of a 40 year old and I couldn't be more proud!

I have found a strength that I didn't know was there, and I will draw on that in the days/weeks/months and years to come!


  1. Wow! I loved your post. It was motivating and inspiring. You have an inner strength that is amazing. You have had a lot of adversity in your life in the last year. Thanks for sharing your story.

  2. Thanks, I appreciate that and am happy to motivate someone. It HAS been a rough year, but I have had worse and have survived it and am all the better for it.