Tag Archive | disorder

Lonely In A Crowd


Months ago my ‘first’ charitable 5k run/walk was a goal I set my mind to. Unfortunately, it will not be achieved. As of my last orthopedic appointment, I am no longer to do 5k runs or even walks. Even bicycling is months away. Due to the damage my knee has sustained as a result of the wreck, I am now limited to ADLs ONLY for the purpose of ‘saving’ not just one but both knees for as long as possible. The goal is that my knee will ‘last’ for 12 months before becoming completely immobile.

I have been very private in sharing this as it’s been very difficult to take in. Although I’m still trying to take it all in, I’ve taken to sharing this publicly in MY time. I am hoping that this will answer at least one or two of the questions that have come my way as of late that I have been reluctant, and, well honestly, not ready to answer.

For me, this was another blow to the several over the last 15 months. Another total life changing challenge, psyche change, self esteem/worth damager, along with a significant depression inducer.

I also want to thank everyone for their care, concern, worry, support, and, yes, maybe even the hugs given since learning this prognosis six weeks ago. It’s once again shown me that although I may FEEL lonely, I’m NOT alone. It is past time I said much, and now I am. THANK YOU!!

#fbf #flashbackfriday #0 #greatstrides #cysticfibrosis #greatstridesNEAR #friends #support #fundraiser #charity #run #walk #survivor #pulmonaryembolism #DVT #summer

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Six months pre-PE (pulmonary embolism)

First goal of 2012. I had already lost 30 lbs in my journey to become healthier and would lose another 20 in the months that followed. Although tired, I was both happy and proud at what i had accomplished. 6 months pre PE

2014 First 5k Goal:

http://www.nfmidwest.org/event/color-me-a-cure-presented-by-alexs-angels/

Recovering with Brian Vickers – Blood Clot Recovery Network™


Another inspiring, informative, and personal blog post from my friends at BCRN that I just HAD to share!

Here’s a excerpt from the article Recovering with Brian Vickers

“When I was first diagnosed with at DVT and subsequent PE in June of 2012, I had never felt more alone in my entire life. Once I reached out to some support group online, my loneliness turned into a desire to help bring awareness to blood clots and the life-threatening dangers they present.”

To read in its entirety, click on the link below:

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NeNe Leakes Shares With Dr. Oz Regarding Her Recent Episode With Blood Clots (Pulmonary Embolisms)


Just in case you may have missed the interview Dr. Oz did with Nene Leakes on his show today,  here it is. I was so excited to have not only in the sharing of another survivor’s story, but that it was shared publicly, honestly, and most importantly BRAVELY. I have been a longstanding fan of Ms. Leakes for many years. The ‘love affair’ began when I first saw her on ‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ (a Bravo network production). It then grew with her appearances on one of my favorite shows GLEE (a FOX network production). ‘The New Normal’ was, unfortunately, canceled after its first season. I’ve admired her for her honest, unfiltered viewpoints and ‘no holds barred’ attitude and personality towards living life in its entity and not letting anyone or anything get it her way for living her truth. I was astonished to read the news when it headlined that she had suffered from pulmonary embolisms and waited  anxiously with her millions of other fans regarding her outcome and recovery. Today she stated she’s at about 80% of her recovery process which is approximately not only on target, but maybe even better than average.  For more on Ms. Leakes story, watch this clip from today’s Dr. Oz.

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Ms. Leakes shares with Dr. Oz