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Posted by adam on Mon 3:17pm 20 October 2003


Kate,

There was a song that used to be popular about 15 years ago. It went like this: "Don't worry, be happy."

It is very scary to think that this could happen again. I'm an eternal optimist, and know in my heart of hearts that the chances for this happening again are so remote, that it is not worth it for me to worry about the what-ifs. I am aware of my limitations, but refuse to let it get in the way of my permitted activities.

When I broke my ankle/leg, I made a deal with myself that I would not let it get in the way of living my life. The more I change my life to accommodate my leg, the less likely I am to get back to doing the things I love.

As far as the pedestrians and bicyclists, I truly believe in the share the road philosophy. I have always been extra careful of pedestrians and cyclists precisely for the reason that I got in my accident. Cyclists without helmets make me angrier than heck. Helmets are light and comfortable, and save your life.

I am not an exercise expert. I have spoken with my PT and she told me I could do as much swimming and spinning as I want. She advised me to stop when my leg hurts, and to elevate the ankle when it gets swollen. I follow the advice to a tee.

To answer your question, I am dealing with the issues the best way I can. Sometimes itís tough and scary, but when I'm done, I realize that I was running from my shadow.

I hope this helps you.

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