Quite frankly one of my heroes, @10bigcat10
Talking about how he got kicked down and used it as an opportunity to grow and rebuild. He is a true #mswarrior ! We will be rooting for you in your upcoming competitions sir! Who says you cant have a #chronicillness and be #StrongAF ? Just peep this guy!
#Repost @10bigcat10 (@get_repost)
It’s been a while. Well, after the worst birthday imaginable in late February, sleepless weeks following, a quite serious MS relapse through March and the first few weeks of April, and enduring a strep/staph infection in my lower left leg for the duration of May, I am beginning to show signs of becoming someone who is stronger than I’ve ever been.
This time has been some of the hardest weeks/months of my life. They have grounded me, taught me, changed me, and given me the opportunity to show and improve upon my character. Managing more stress than I have ever had, without feeling in my arms, torso and legs, I continued to push myself and tried to stay as focussed as I could on my personal and physical growth.
I then woke up one morning unable to put pressure on my left leg. I ended up in the hospital, given an IV and was loaded up with antibiotics. I stayed overnight in the hospital for a week, had multiple unfortunate side effects to 8 different antibiotics, walked out of the hospital earlier than recommended, and spent the next few weeks recovering at home. I was forced off of my feet for 19 days.
I was humbled when I returned to training mid-May. Weights I was moving for 10-15 reps previously were feeling like difficult singles and doubles.
Now, some parts of life seem to be looking up; my MS symptoms are more manageable, the infection has cleared my system so I am on to basic wound care, and my strength is coming back with a vengeance at a 12 pound lower body weight.
Loss, of all kinds, is painful. I will relentlessly work to be a better version of myself in an effort to have the best life I can lead, filled with the people who mean most to me. #gg
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