I just got home from work ready to read the days posts and I came across yours.
For me, I find you inspiring and I shall tell you why.
Back in 2000 I was involved in an accident that left me paralyzed from the waist down. Even after back surgery, my surgeon told me I wouldn't walk again. At 30 for me, this meant my life was over, done finished, or so I thought.
My parents sent me to private physio and a gym three times a week. They would wheel me in and leave me for a couple of hours. When I first met the trainer my parents had selected, I was shocked to say the least. My trainer was a quad and I will admit on first meeting him I thought, how the hell is he going to help me, he too is in a chair, this will be a total waste of time. But, it wasn't the physical help from him that was going to be the turning point, it was the psychological and emotional impact, I just didn't realize it at the time.
He gave me the choice, accept it or challenge it. I chose to challenge it and without him, I wouldn't be where I am today. I may have awful balance and still have loss of feeling in many places from the waist down, but he gave me the will and determination to succeed and for that I will always be eternally grateful to him for paying it forward.
When I read your posts and see that, instead of giving up, you have found the humor and determination that we all need to get through day by day. Instead of giving up, you found a way to communicate and give back to others, you don't have to but you do.
So you see, if you can find the strength that you have with all that you have had to endure, with all the sacrifices and adjustments you have had to make, I and others will know that we too can find the humor and determination if we dig deep enough.
So I thank you for being here on this website, for helping others, for sharing your good days and bad. For welcoming me with kind words and most of all for being an inspiration to me.
Sending hugs from Vegas to one very special Picklee