It All Leads Back to You

Please hold on tightly to any inspirational thing I have ever posted up until now, in fact, I might very well need you to echo it back to me because I’ve hit a big time low.

As most of you know I injured my knee a little over two weeks ago. It’s been a rough road but I have tried to stay positive and hopeful.

After my initial emergency room visit, I set up an appointment with my primary care doctor…who scheduled me an appointment with Advanced Radiology…who Scheduled me an appointment to see an orthopedic doctor.

All of which played out something like this…

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Today I went to see my orthopedic doctor to get my MRI results.

I was hoping that I was on the mend and that I could get back to driving, working my job as a waitress and well, basically living my life.

Spoiler Alert:

I am totally screwed.

So here’s the recap on my kneecap…

Torn ACL

Tear in the Meniscus

Low to moderate grade tear in the MCL

Impact type fracture in the Tibial Plateau

Moderate knee effusion

Bone Contusion

When I saw the MRI report, I cried.

Then I cried some more.

The orthopedic nurse told me that I could have sustained an injury like this, say, falling out of a window.

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At that moment, I was kind of wishing that I had.

Did I mention that I sucked it up and worked the past 2 days (to help out in a pinch) and have been walking without crutches? Well, I did, and I have.

I guess that’s just my strong Polish blood line that reveres a good work ethic and denounces any kind of pain…or total stupidity, you decide.

In any case, here I stand (or lean) between two one way signs that are each pointing directly back at me.

The question is, what am I going to do?

Have you ever been in a situation where you had no idea what you were going to do next? How you were going to provide for your family? How you were going to keep your chin up when everything around you is falling apart?

It certainly will turn your world up on end.

I guess this is the part where life pushes you to stand up and show what you’re made of.

This is the part where life challenges you to press on, figure it out and to create something out of the little fraction of you that you have left.

So, I guess it all leads back to me.

I have no idea what I am going to do next or how I am going to survive…

But I do know this,

I love to write.

I might even be good at it.

My blog is doing extremely well.

Over these past few weeks, I have had more time to write and my blog has taken on a force of its own.

By the hour, my traffic, followers, comments and likes are increasing.

People are sharing my content on their sites and on the internet and in turn things are really starting to snowball.

The comedian Gallagher (who was popular in the late 70’s and early 80’s) once said,

“The bigger the crowd, the more people who show up!”

That seems to hold true.

I have no idea where this set-back in life is going to lead me or even how I’m going to get through it…

But I do know this, I’m just going to keep writing and see what happens.

And you know what else?

I really appreciate all of my readers/ followers.

I know that it all leads back to me, but also I couldn’t “Keep on keeping on”, right now without all of you.Image result for images thank you

Much love,

Erin Cooper Reed

My Life…I Swear!

 

 

 

 

 

Frozen Peas on My Knees

FINALLY got my computer back and I can now continue with my blog. In the interim, during my down time from blogging, I tore the ligaments in my right knee. Long story…which ended in me going to the hospital in an ambulance. As the paramedics were helping me out of my house and down a flight of steep stairs (in the pouring rain), my neighbor called the police because the ambulance was blocking the road. My life, I swear…

So while I sit in bed with a bag of frozen peas on my elevated knee, I bring you the continuation of my blog…