sometimes there can be something that is something that something does something about….sometimes

Every now and then I can find inspiration from my own body.  It can do something that I truly wasn’t expecting.

My limbs can be my greatest source of frustration.  I want to see progress where there can be little sometimes.  I have to be satisfied with little.

Just for the record, “little” sometimes sucks.

But I can take happiness that my work is paying off, the sweat and the pain are for reasons.  I have always known that they are, this time I needed the proof.

Please, give me something.

Let me believe in something.

And, then…..SOMETHING!!

My right arm that doesn’t want to work had a breakthrough.

A good one.

I was able to move it over, far enough to knock it off the wheelchair arm rest.

After months of just watching it lay there. it was amazing to finally see my arm move.

On purpose. Over and over again.

Like it should move all the time.


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64 Responses to sometimes there can be something that is something that something does something about….sometimes

  1. uthostage April 24, 2010 at 2:26 AM #

    That is just amazing! All progress is good, even the little ones. The little ones make the big ones that much more awesome. Keep it up!
    .-= uthostage´s last blog ..Priorities =-.

  2. Al_Pal April 24, 2010 at 12:11 AM #

    I haven’t been through that intense of an injury and recovery, but I have done Physical Therapy for a few months, after I broke my femur. Fortunately I was young & insured!
    Rock on!
    .-= Al_Pal´s last blog ..Sensitivity: I have it. =-.

  3. Jennifer April 23, 2010 at 5:46 PM #

    That is awesome news! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for the next breakthrough :) You ROCK!!!!

  4. kristenkj April 23, 2010 at 9:09 AM #

    That. Is. Awesome.
    .-= kristenkj´s last blog ..Spring Beauties =-.

  5. Cyn April 23, 2010 at 7:53 AM #

    Speaking of inspiration, have I told you lately that YOU are MY inspiration? You and your husband both!!! When I grow up, I want to be just like the two of you because you are both incredible!
    So glad you’re seeing more progress, praying for that to continue in leaps and bounds!
    .-= Cyn´s last blog ..Easter Story Eggs =-.

  6. ladybughugs April 22, 2010 at 11:43 PM #

    Awesome! I began following your progress after Twitter went haywire after your stroke. You are an inspiration! …and a miracle! Keep at it. Every post from you and your husband helps me keep my perspective on how small my problems really are. I am so happy for you and your family.
    .-= ladybughugs´s last blog ..A Giving Challenge =-.

  7. Melissa April 22, 2010 at 10:05 PM #

    Oh, the chills I got from reading your post!! I am ECSTATIC for you!! Thanks for being so strong, so amazing, AND willing to document it all. :)

  8. Amanda@HighImpactMom April 22, 2010 at 9:05 PM #

    I love you woman. You never cease to amaze and inspire me and countless other. You. Are. A-freaking-mazing.

  9. Sara Broers April 22, 2010 at 8:48 PM #

    Every little step is HUGE! Keep it up.
    .-= Sara Broers´s last blog ..Spring is coming~ slowly, but surely…….. =-.

  10. emma April 22, 2010 at 7:10 PM #

    Am doing the happy dance, the happy happy dance! Way to go, body. Way to go, arm. Way to go, brain. Way to go, Anissa!
    .-= emma´s last blog ..Mama Earth =-.

  11. DE Heather April 22, 2010 at 6:31 PM #

    this is fantastic! I am so excited for you! Keep up the good work!
    .-= DE Heather´s last blog ..Taking A Step Back =-.

  12. Jessica April 22, 2010 at 5:52 PM #

    Way to go ARM!!! ARM! ARM! ARM! And that arm is very important because you need it to put on lipgloss. :-)

  13. defendUSA April 22, 2010 at 4:26 PM #


  14. toywithme April 22, 2010 at 3:43 PM #

    You are truly amazing, I am so happy for you :)
    .-= toywithme´s last blog ..Condoms For Kids – How Young Is Too Young? =-.

  15. Dawn Tucker April 22, 2010 at 3:15 PM #

    Wow – just awesome news. Praying it won’t be long before you can do up your own bra!!

  16. Janet April 22, 2010 at 2:57 PM #


  17. Chibi Jeebs April 22, 2010 at 2:05 PM #

    GO, YOU! I’m so happy/excited/proud for/of you! :D
    .-= Chibi Jeebs´s last blog ..Stuck in the middle with me =-.

  18. becky @therealbecks April 22, 2010 at 1:03 PM #

    prayers are being answered. so super exciting!

  19. Lotus/Sarcastic Mom April 22, 2010 at 1:02 PM #



  20. pgoodness April 22, 2010 at 1:01 PM #

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!! You are so amazing!!!
    .-= pgoodness´s last blog ..Further proof =-.

  21. monstergirlee April 22, 2010 at 12:59 PM #

    Hell yeah!
    Go Anissa!!!

  22. Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] April 22, 2010 at 12:45 PM #

    I KNEW it was going to happen because I felt it move MYSELF.

    I’m so proud of you and Sheila!

  23. Elizabeth April 22, 2010 at 12:37 PM #

    You are an amazing woman, you just are.

  24. mommabird2345 April 22, 2010 at 12:00 PM #

    YAY!!!! You are amazing!! :)

  25. Cassie Dismukes April 22, 2010 at 11:21 AM #

    That’s wonderful!!! A little at a time, but it WILL happen. Congratulations Anissa, you’ll get even further with this little bit of needed motiviation.

  26. Miss Grace April 22, 2010 at 11:18 AM #

    Keep fighting pretty mama. You’ll get there.
    .-= Miss Grace´s last blog ..How Do You Sleep At Night? =-.

  27. Luci April 22, 2010 at 10:56 AM #

    Hooray Anissa! Great news! I continue to pray for your recovery! Thank you for sharing your life with us.

  28. Angella April 22, 2010 at 10:24 AM #

    GO ANISSA. Awesome.
    .-= Angella´s last blog ..Making It Work =-.

  29. Jess April 22, 2010 at 10:16 AM #

    awesome :) so happy for you. keep up the good work :)

  30. Michelle April 22, 2010 at 9:52 AM #

    That is incredible!!!! :)

  31. Sunnie in NC April 22, 2010 at 9:43 AM #

    Wooohoooo…Anissa…..ROCK ON!!!!!—you have lots to do!! Keep up the great work!!

  32. Denise April 22, 2010 at 9:20 AM #

    Wow, congrats. What awesome news!!! I can’t begin to imagine what you have been working through. It sounds like you are a pretty determined woman. Good luck!!!

  33. Melisa with one S April 22, 2010 at 7:56 AM #

    Go Anissa Go!!!
    .-= Melisa with one S´s last blog ..Get To Know Project Runway’s Laura Bennett =-.

  34. Desera Johnson April 22, 2010 at 7:06 AM #

    So happy that you got your “something”! That is fantastic! You keep working hard and it’s paying off! Rock on Anissa!

  35. Sharon Heg April 22, 2010 at 6:15 AM #

    WAAAAAAAY cool!
    .-= Sharon Heg´s last blog ..Celebrity Shmelebrity =-.

  36. Alicia April 22, 2010 at 2:29 AM #

    This is so freaking awesome! Life tends to push you to your brink, but it almost always rewards you right when you need it most. Keep pushing hun. The biggest reward of all lay ahead of you.
    .-= Alicia´s last blog ..Psych Week on the Discovery Health Channel =-.

  37. Steph April 22, 2010 at 12:48 AM #

    I love this, Anissa.

    .-= Steph´s last blog ..the dew in the melon. =-.

  38. Susan (5 Minutes for Mom) April 22, 2010 at 12:48 AM #


    How awesome.

    YOU Rock Girl.
    .-= Susan (5 Minutes for Mom)´s last blog ..Quick Poll – Do You Want Extra Entries in Giveaways? =-.

  39. Lynne April 21, 2010 at 11:54 PM #

    Two-armed hugs are just around the corner!

  40. Shab April 21, 2010 at 11:32 PM #

    You are our inspiration! Keep kicking some ass!
    .-= Shab´s last blog ..Life update =-.

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  41. Amy April 21, 2010 at 11:15 PM #


  42. Janine (@twincident) April 21, 2010 at 10:49 PM #

    Waaahhhoooo! Dude! It was like just MONTHS ago no one knew if you’d ever wake up. So if the right arm is a little slow to the game…it’s cool. But great news that messages are starting to break through to it.
    Hang in there.
    I can’t imagine but I can help you celebrate even these “small” (really big) successes.
    Go Anissa Go!!

  43. alayna April 21, 2010 at 10:38 PM #

    Woo-Hoo! Praise God for inspiration! Praying y’all get on Makeover – that would be so awesome! Y’all definitely deserve it!

  44. HalynB April 21, 2010 at 10:35 PM #

    Awesome! Next step, chainsaw juggling!
    .-= HalynB´s last blog ..Four Years And Counting =-.

  45. Amyuwm April 21, 2010 at 10:26 PM #

    That’s HUGE!!! That means there’s potential there! You’ll be smacking people upside the head in no time.
    .-= Amyuwm´s last blog ..When Not Being There for Your Kid is a Good Thing =-.

  46. tara April 21, 2010 at 10:12 PM #

    hooray for something!

  47. Hockeymandad April 21, 2010 at 10:10 PM #

    Way to go Sheila! :)
    .-= Hockeymandad´s last blog ..Quick and Dirty =-.

  48. robin plemmons April 21, 2010 at 10:08 PM #

    hell yes, Anissa Mayhew. Balls to the wall.
    .-= robin plemmons´s last blog procreate or not to procreate. that is the question. =-.

  49. Amanda April 21, 2010 at 10:01 PM #

    .-= Amanda ´s last blog ..Love Letters =-.

  50. kellie April 21, 2010 at 9:59 PM #

    YOU are my inspiration.

  51. tricia April 21, 2010 at 9:58 PM #

    Wow! Amazing! Congratulations! Praise God!
    .-= tricia´s last blog ..Which Is Better? =-.

  52. Kristen April 21, 2010 at 9:58 PM #

    Fabulous news!
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..Because January 1 always has to have an awkward moment =-.

  53. IzzyMom April 21, 2010 at 9:54 PM #

    Pretty soon you’ll be out at bars arm wrestling rednecks. And winning!
    .-= IzzyMom´s last blog ..If You’re Going to BlogHer, You Should Read This =-.

    • Adriqna November 25, 2012 at 1:06 AM #

      angie Posted on I lgehaud and lgehaud and lgehaud when I saw this picuture! This is the same look my dog gives me anytime I do anything to her. Actually that’s the same look I get from almost everybody after a finished craft project. yep, count me in the more faills than sucesses for sure.

  54. Lori V (@kjnsmom) April 21, 2010 at 9:43 PM #

    Yay for Sheila! I miss you and need to see your smile…so if I show up at your door maybe Friday….don’t be surprised!!!
    .-= Lori V (@kjnsmom)´s last blog ..What’s in your purse? =-.

  55. home and uncool April 21, 2010 at 9:39 PM #

    Wax on, Annissa. Wax off.
    .-= home and uncool´s last blog ..Yes, I Know ‘No’ and Yes, That’s Not ‘No’ =-.

  56. Allison @ Alli 'n Son April 21, 2010 at 9:34 PM #

    That’s amazing!

  57. Shelley April 21, 2010 at 9:29 PM #

    You are the epitome of inspiration!

  58. Angela April 21, 2010 at 9:27 PM #

    Excellent. So excellent.
    .-= Angela´s last blog ..This is where I am. =-.

  59. thepeachy1 April 21, 2010 at 9:25 PM #

    use the force…..

  60. midget invasion April 21, 2010 at 9:24 PM #

    One step closer to being able to play the hokey pokey!
    .-= midget invasion´s last blog ..Saying goodbye to an old friend =-.

  61. Rook April 21, 2010 at 9:23 PM #

    .-= Rook´s last blog ..NSFW: Furries and crushing and gassing, OH MY! =-.

  62. Karen Chatters April 21, 2010 at 9:23 PM #

    That’s AWESOME! You’re kicking ass lady, keep it up.
    .-= Karen Chatters´s last blog ..Fun with Photo Booth (or Wordless Wednesday) =-.

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