Summer of George

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Many of you may remember that episode where George has an upbeat attitude and he declares “I proclaim this,  the summer of George!”

Only later in the episode he’s in the hospital unable to walk.

That was my summer this past year.  I suffered a severe trauma to my right femur, broke it and messed up all the surrounding muscles. It’s been six months now and I am still recovering.  Mind you at my lowest point after the accident, I was frail and weak.  I wasn’t eating, and my weight was way too low.  Everyone was asking me to eat.  Basically I looked like hell, but I liked being skinny.   Even if I couldn’t walk without a walker, at least my clothes weren’t tight.  My perspective was out of whack!

Next I decided to quit all pain meds because they were killing my appetite.  I went cold turkey and like a drug addict I suffered withdrawals for about  four days.   Again I was a total mess.

Slowly I began eating………and then I ate more……..and then I noticed I was out of shape and heavy.  I gained 20 pounds!

I gained 20 pounds at a point where walking is painful, and exercise is rare.  Just like that, in the blink of an eye -Boom!

My goal of living better inside and out just got bigger, with the addition of getting back to a healthy weight and making my muscles work for me again.   I will blog about progress every so often, because it’s part of my life now and forever. I have to make this a life style change for it to work.

Cheers!

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