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Sep 24, 2008 10:39 PM CST "I'm gratefull, I'm alive".
Manyfeathers
ManyfeathersManyfeathersWerrimull, Victoria Australia21 Threads 1 Polls 393 Posts
Hi Guys,

I have been in an accident, injurying my leg & my back.

I am coming to terms that I can't do the things that I so took for granted in my everyday life. My 2 great loves in life is to walk marathons & to dance.

My diagnosis is, 2 crushed discs in my vertebrae & the cushioning in my right knee has been damaged.

I am off work indefinitely.

I am not looking for sympathy, because I believe that this is just a test, to see how I handle the situation.

Sure, I felt anger & frustration, but I am gratefull to be alive.

Have you been stopped by an accident & how have you dealt with it.

wave Manyfeatherscomfort
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Sep 24, 2008 10:41 PM CST "I'm gratefull, I'm alive".
livinglarge
livinglargelivinglargein a good place, Kildare Ireland13 Threads 8,222 Posts
Sorry to hear it fella , glad you are ok !thumbs up
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Sep 24, 2008 10:43 PM CST "I'm gratefull, I'm alive".
desmond
desmonddesmondkissimmee, Florida USA586 Threads 13,816 Posts
Hi Manyfeathers sorry to hear about your accident hope you get better soon comfort comfort
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Sep 24, 2008 10:45 PM CST "I'm gratefull, I'm alive".
waiting4u
waiting4uwaiting4uGB's Heart, Oregon USA3 Threads 2,260 Posts
Sorry to hear you've had to go through this. I know it couldn't have been easy. But I wish you luck and thankfully you are still alive. wine
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Sep 24, 2008 10:46 PM CST "I'm gratefull, I'm alive".
mbcasey
mbcaseymbcaseyNorth Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA78 Threads 7 Polls 21,350 Posts
Sorry Manyfeathers...

I hope you will get to the point where you can once again do the things you love doing.

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Sep 24, 2008 10:46 PM CST "I'm gratefull, I'm alive".
mastic55
mastic55mastic55Long Island, New York USA217 Threads 10,073 Posts
I had back surgery and I bounced back o.k...stopped me for a while but healed good. You will be back to normal in time but will have to do less with you back.. Best to you.
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Sep 24, 2008 10:47 PM CST "I'm gratefull, I'm alive".
Hugz_n_Kissez
Hugz_n_KissezHugz_n_KissezSomeplace, Ontario Canada82 Threads 3 Polls 34,865 Posts
Manyfeathers: Hi Guys,

I have been in an accident, injurying my leg & my back.

I am coming to terms that I can't do the things that I so took for granted in my everyday life. My 2 great loves in life is to walk marathons & to dance.

My diagnosis is, 2 crushed discs in my vertebrae & the cushioning in my right knee has been damaged.

I am off work indefinitely.

I am not looking for sympathy, because I believe that this is just a test, to see how I handle the situation.

Sure, I felt anger & frustration, but I am gratefull to be alive.

Have you been stopped by an accident & how have you dealt with it.

Manyfeathers




hug teddybear hug bouquet comfort



I injured my disc years ago and can't do some things I like but I'm ok for the most part as long as I avoid certain things like heavy lifting etc...but I was months recovering and even cleaning the house was a chore that was painful...but it got a bit better although not totally healed..and it was rough for me cause at the time my twins were only 5 so it involved changing things quite a bit....wine
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Sep 24, 2008 10:50 PM CST "I'm gratefull, I'm alive".
lanabyte
lanabytelanabyteCharleston, West Virginia USA31 Threads 1 Polls 1,674 Posts
comfort hug hug Glad to hear you're ok.
I was in a car accident many years ago that left me with a chronic lumbar strain and a few other problems. Exercise is the key. When you're able of course; don't rush things until you're doctor says it's ok. Yoga and Pilates are both great.
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Sep 24, 2008 10:50 PM CST "I'm gratefull, I'm alive".
bigdaddy007
bigdaddy007bigdaddy007small town, South Dakota USA11 Threads 325 Posts
hey man so sorry for your accident and i have never been in an accident but i will give this advice.

Keep a positive outlook

Never give up

Set short term goals that are within reach and you already have your long term goals set.thumbs up

Check around and see if you can get in contact with other people who have recovered from the same type of problems, they will be great insperation 4 you.

Hang in there dude i'm sure you can do whatever you set your mind to.....


GOOD LUCKcheering cheering thumbs up thumbs up
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Sep 24, 2008 10:54 PM CST "I'm gratefull, I'm alive".
druidess6308
druidess6308druidess6308Aliquippa, Pennsylvania USA99 Threads 20,283 Posts
I'm so sorry to hear about your accident, Manyfeathers. sad flower

I'm glad that you've got a positive attitude, that goes a long way toward healing. Don't give up on anything. I know a man who was injured in an accident and told he'd never walk again, and today he dances. There are many stories like that because people refused to accept that diagnosis and fought back.

The human body is capable of immense repair, and the mind has a lot to do with that. Diet and nutrition do as well by giving the body what it needs to facilitate its ability to repair and rebuild.


hug wine
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Sep 24, 2008 10:55 PM CST "I'm gratefull, I'm alive".
livinglarge
livinglargelivinglargein a good place, Kildare Ireland13 Threads 8,222 Posts
druidess6308: I'm so sorry to hear about your accident, Manyfeathers.

I'm glad that you've got a positive attitude, that goes a long way toward healing. Don't give up on anything. I know a man who was injured in an accident and told he'd never walk again, and today he dances. There are many stories like that because people refused to accept that diagnosis and fought back.

The human body is capable of immense repair, and the mind has a lot to do with that. Diet and nutrition do as well by giving the body what it needs to facilitate its ability to repair and rebuild.
Big up to the Druidessthumbs up
wave
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Sep 24, 2008 11:05 PM CST "I'm gratefull, I'm alive".
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
druidess6308: I'm so sorry to hear about your accident, Manyfeathers.

I'm glad that you've got a positive attitude, that goes a long way toward healing. Don't give up on anything. I know a man who was injured in an accident and told he'd never walk again, and today he dances. There are many stories like that because people refused to accept that diagnosis and fought back.

The human body is capable of immense repair, and the mind has a lot to do with that. Diet and nutrition do as well by giving the body what it needs to facilitate its ability to repair and rebuild.



I could not have said it better ManyFeathers than what druidess did



angel angel angel
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Sep 24, 2008 11:08 PM CST "I'm gratefull, I'm alive".
jlw45
jlw45jlw45lake Dallas, Texas USA101 Threads 1 Polls 21,759 Posts
sorry to hear of your accident....what happend?....i was in a horse wreck about twenty years ago....i was riding a green broke horse that rared up on me {i thaught}
she actually jumped over on to her back, with me on her....the saddle horn glanced off my left rib cage....even today ,i have to be very careful with my back....it can go out and i can be down for as long as 2 weeks, and hobbbling around for two weeks after that.......i dont know what your situation was but, i had no insurance that would cover my horse wreck....i hope everything works out for you and i hope you get well soon.....they can do some amazing things with joint fussion these days...with some reallt incredible recovery time....keep your spirits upthumbs up ....its gonna be hard but, try..........handshake
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Sep 24, 2008 11:11 PM CST "I'm gratefull, I'm alive".
livinglarge
livinglargelivinglargein a good place, Kildare Ireland13 Threads 8,222 Posts
jlw45: sorry to hear of your accident....what happend?....i was in a horse wreck about twenty years ago....i was riding a green broke horse that rared up on me {i thaught}
she actually jumped over on to her back, with me on her....the saddle horn glanced off my left rib cage....even today ,i have to be very careful with my back....it can go out and i can be down for as long as 2 weeks, and hobbbling around for two weeks after that.......i dont know what your situation was but, i had no insurance that would cover my horse wreck....i hope everything works out for you and i hope you get well soon.....they can do some amazing things with joint fussion these days...with some reallt incredible recovery time....keep your spirits up ....its gonna be hard but, try..........
First I would like to say Awwee . glad you are ok Jlw ,
Second I would like to say ......................................................................................



































I will be gentle , you know
laugh laugh laugh angel
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Sep 24, 2008 11:20 PM CST "I'm gratefull, I'm alive".
jlw45
jlw45jlw45lake Dallas, Texas USA101 Threads 1 Polls 21,759 Posts
livinglarge: First I would like to say Awwee . glad you are ok Jlw ,
Second I would like to say ......................................................................................I will be gentle , you know
giddy upprofessor ....blushing smitten ......rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
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Sep 24, 2008 11:21 PM CST "I'm gratefull, I'm alive".
livinglarge
livinglargelivinglargein a good place, Kildare Ireland13 Threads 8,222 Posts
jlw45: giddy up .... ......
Up Neddy laugh kiss teddybear
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Sep 24, 2008 11:21 PM CST "I'm gratefull, I'm alive".
Manyfeathers
ManyfeathersManyfeathersWerrimull, Victoria Australia21 Threads 1 Polls 393 Posts
livinglarge: Sorry to hear it fella , glad you are ok !


Thank you hug
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Sep 24, 2008 11:22 PM CST "I'm gratefull, I'm alive".
livinglarge
livinglargelivinglargein a good place, Kildare Ireland13 Threads 8,222 Posts
Manyfeathers: Thank you
You are welcome MFcomfort
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Sep 24, 2008 11:32 PM CST "I'm gratefull, I'm alive".
Manyfeathers
ManyfeathersManyfeathersWerrimull, Victoria Australia21 Threads 1 Polls 393 Posts
desmond: Hi Manyfeathers sorry to hear about your accident hope you get better soon


Thanks Des,handshake
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Sep 24, 2008 11:38 PM CST "I'm gratefull, I'm alive".
FreeHappy
FreeHappyFreeHappyCleveland, Ohio USA15 Threads 2 Polls 373 Posts
Manyfeathers: Hi Guys,

I have been in an accident, injurying my leg & my back.

I am coming to terms that I can't do the things that I so took for granted in my everyday life. My 2 great loves in life is to walk marathons & to dance.

My diagnosis is, 2 crushed discs in my vertebrae & the cushioning in my right knee has been damaged.

I am off work indefinitely.

I am not looking for sympathy, because I believe that this is just a test, to see how I handle the situation.

Sure, I felt anger & frustration, but I am gratefull to be alive.

Have you been stopped by an accident & how have you dealt with it.

Manyfeathers


angel
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