Be kind

5,464 days since I’ve woken up and had no pain all day long. It’s been 5,463 days since August 27th, 2007. My life changed forever on that day. I can’t remember what it feels like to not have extreme fatigue and anxiety. The type of fatigue that doesn’t allow me to just take a nap. My brain won’t turn off enough for me to sleep. I spent 3.5 months in a coma after suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury. I try to hide my fatigue by not doing too much but it’s always there. I can’t express how much easier my life would be without my injury because I don’t really know. I know it’s hard to live with a decreased fatigue level and it’s even more difficult to experience pain through movement. Life is short. Life is wonderful at times and shit other times. We just have to make the best out of the card’s we are dealt. Remember everybody has a story. Everybody has hardships. Everyone has the ability to be kind. I have a wonderful husband, we got married 6 years ago, on the day of the accident. I walked down the aisle, basically at the same time that the car I was traveling in was T-boned. I was told I’d never walk again. My husband and I have two children, Charlie who’s 4 and Lily who will be 2 in September. I still have fatigue but life is short. Choose to be kind.

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