Share stories of those who have been thru something medical/physical/mental. I believe individuals must advocate for themselves, and I feel we learn best from the experience’s others have had. It is not meant to give medical advice in anyway. Its purpose is to help people ask questions and research things more.
On June 18,2014, my life was changed forever. I had just turned 40. As a mom of two young children and a wife I had it all, a great career and a loving family. Life was good. Things changed 15 days after my 40th birthday. I was in the hospital fighting for my life, I had gone into Septic Shock. I spent a little over 7 weeks between the hospital and rehab and came home on August 8th.
"Celebrate the little victories in life, those can lead to the biggest changes." This phrase cam to me during my run. I had to be reminded by my husband on the things I was doing and how far I had come and not on what I could no longer do, which for me was running. My outlook and perspective only changed when I started looking at the positives and stopped focusing on the negative. I was mad for awile, wondering why me. Losing my toes was a bigger hurdle than I thought it was going to be, and as a runner being told I would never run again was pure devastation. I started the #toelessrunner to take something that happened to me and turn it into something positive and to show others that no matter what you can reach any goals you set your mind to. My road was not easy and it wasn't short either, it took many years of hard work and a series of ups and downs to get where I am today, but I made it. To date I have run numerous 1/2 marathons and I ran the Kiawah Island Marathon on December 10, 2022!!! Life doesn't always go as we planned but sometimes the plan God has for us is far better. I can honestly say I am living my best life!