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Amanda_L : 42 weeks
Diary entry posted Mon 6:00pm 26 October 2009

I really can't believe how long it has been since the big CRACK (my legs last hoorah). 42 weeks. 10 months. I still think a lot about all the things I took for granted pre-break. Running, walking normally, going down stairs, walking a long distance pain free, carrying loads of laundry downstairs with no problems, skiing, playing volleyball, triathlons, pushing grocery carts. All these things that are difficult now. It really wears on a person after awhile and I still have major ups and downs. Now that winter is coming ever so quickly, I am getting a little more paraoid everyday. I fell on snow covered ice...I live in the midwest and this is normal weather for us in about a month. How am I going to get around without being in a state of constant fear? I fear falling, twisting, slipping, walking, inclines, driving on ice for fear someone will hit my car and send me back to step one. I am going to get some yak traks - basically grippers for snow and ice that strap over my shoes. But will that be enough? Will I break it again if I slip or trip? Will it break somewhere else? Are the rest of my bones weak? So many unknowns, which is basically the story of my life so far in 2009. I am thankful for the things that I can do - swim, bike, lift weights, walk, drive, travel, ride motorcycle, and get around much easier. I vow to never take these little things for granted!
Well - after 42 weeks of reflection I still have many unanswered questions - the typical why, how, why me, what is wrong with my bones, etc. The "good" about it all is that the client I was moving out of a crappy living situation is exceling wonderfully. So it wasnt a total loss after all. I will owe my husband, friends and family for many years to come for all the help they have given me this year!
Thanks to those on this site that helped get me through the tough times. Even knowing one person knows exactly how I was feeling through it all was great knowledge.



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