was there ever a choice?

I got a message from a friend the other day.

She’d been stuck with one arm for a week and couldn’t believe I did it.

There really wasn’t any other choice.

I think back to the beginning.

I could have decided to just accept that I would never get any better.

I had every right to just lay back and be crippled.

I guess I haven’t accepted that there’s no improvement.

A tiny improvement is STILL improvement.

I’ve passed the date of being home for a year.

What a year it’s been.

Keep working.

Keep trying.

Keep not-giving-up.


There really was no choice.

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5 Responses to was there ever a choice?

  1. Amy Armstrong March 5, 2011 at 9:07 PM #

    With my daughters 3rd diagnosis we were not sure she would ever do anything meaningful. This last Friday as I stepped onto the bus to unhook her harness her little hand was waving “hi” …. and I cried and asked others to confirm. It has taken 5.5 years to see the little wave and I may never see it again … but sister keep on keepin on cause it’s those little waves that keep us flowing through the water of life :

  2. mommabird2345 March 4, 2011 at 4:14 PM #

    You are amazing. I know you will continue to make improvements.

  3. Penbleth March 4, 2011 at 3:08 PM #

    Every improvement counts, however minor to someone else. Keep going and never give up is why you are where you are today. So, keep going and going.

    Penbleth´s last post…It’s a miracle! I didn’t know I HAD muscles there

  4. Sharon Heg March 4, 2011 at 12:36 PM #

    I’ve always said that of all of my patient who have had strokes, the ones who have the most motivation are the ones who do the best. The ones who say, “Don’t help me unless I ask for it.” The ones who, like you, have lots of problems with one side of their body and who have to work to stand unaided, but still learn how to put a bra on, cut their food one-handed, you name it. They’re the ones who do best and, in my opinion, live the most so-called “normal” life, despite having some pretty significant limitations while on their road to recovery.

    Sharon Heg´s last post…I Think I’m A Hoarder

  5. Ry Sal March 4, 2011 at 11:53 AM #

    Inspiration well defined!

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