Sunday, November 21, 2010
I am not sure when my sister died it might be October, I will find out, she was what my age is now, 45. I was born 10 years earlier than her. On October 9th I ran a half marathon, I had one of the best days of my life. It was in Hartford right near the place I used to go see Elton John perform a lot of times and he is my main man. It was very cool to do it and I got some free stuff when I picked up my bib number, a cool shirt I was going to wear after the race. I went, I ran, I made friends, I wrote about it, I could not wait to do it again. The next day I have no memory of or the following weeks. From what I was told I was on an old road I used to go on all the time as a teenager near an old place I lived, I was on my motorcycle, I wore my race shirt, my running jacket, and a leather over it. I do not know what happened but I almost died. I was told a story how it was not my fault but I do not know. They rate brain injuries something like 3 to 15. 15 is normal 3 is the worst they rated me a 5. A 5. They had a surgeon ready to operate when I came to on my own and they sent him home. They put me back into a coma, wired my jaw, operated on my face and arm, my vision is bad, not normal but I pray every day. I could-should have died. Just like my sister. I am still here fighting my way back. I have to make it. I started running again but with the wired jaw and all the medicine that is in me it's harder....much harder. I will be back. I will honor my sister and everyone that has supported me during this. And I will one day... run a marathon. It will be long and hard. Stay tuned.