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. 

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