Category Archives: Hurt but not Broken

My Unplanned Life…year in review

The WordPress.com stats helper prepared a 2012 annual report for My Unplanned Life. Those who follow the blog may find this data interesting. It lists information regarding how many people are reading the blog, which posts were the most popular, … Continue reading

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Being Courageous

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do,” ~Eleanor Roosevelt I admire courageous people. Last week my sister … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

My dear friend from college recently asked me to participate in her upcoming Bible Study. The topic…Forgiveness. When I read the message I had to scrape myself off the floor from the shock. Me, discuss forgiveness in a Bible Study … Continue reading

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Facing My Greatest Fear

At the time many of you are reading this, I will be experiencing the one thing I fear the most — entering the surgical suite of a hospital to undergo surgery. While it is unrelated to my spinal cord injury, … Continue reading

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My Seventh Anniversary…with Gratitude

Seven years ago today Dr. Liar changed the course of my life in a matter of seconds when he hit my spinal cord during what should have been a routine surgery to repair a herniated disc. And while I have … Continue reading

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Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?

I recently saw a photograph of Dr. Liar, the lying neurosurgeon who slammed a mallet into my spinal cord causing permanent damage during what should have been a routine Cervical Discectomy and Fusion surgery. This photograph is the first I … Continue reading

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‘I Know We’re Gonna Make It!’

A very dear friend sent me a beautiful song on You Tube following my Gloom, Despair and Misery post a few weeks ago. I thought it was the kindest gesture since I needed to hear this particular song. She is … Continue reading

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A Year of Blogging: Helping Others and Me

On February 8, 2011, I created and posted my first blog. It wasn’t an idea I had given a lot of thought. It was one of those ‘things’ that came to me and didn’t leave me alone until I followed … Continue reading

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A ‘Tail’ of Healing

My family and I recently saw Dolphin Tale, a movie I knew was going to be touching since I had watched the trailer and even blogged about it. In case you haven’t heard or seen anything about the book or the movie … Continue reading

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