November 9, 2015

It’s not a setback, it’s an opportunity to take a rest and come back stronger!

It’s been 11 days since I found out I had a short circuit in my DBS system during a routine battery replacement surgery.  Can you imagine short circuiting 2x in less than 3 years?  Well it happens!  To ensure that it doesn’t happen again, I had my battery moved to an entirely new spot in my chest.  What that means, is that a 20 minute surgery ended up being 1 hour and a usually easy recovery hasn’t been so easy…But as the old adage says, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger….so today was a big win! I walked 1.25 miles!!  That first mile walk post surgery always feels like crossing the finish line!  Though a small mileage, it was a big step to a stronger Carrie.

Here we are again, on the mend but learning everyday how human we all are and it’s how we handle these setbacks that truly make us who we are.  Every day I feel a little better and I know when I get back into my normal routine I am going to be that much stronger!


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