15. Happy New Year

Saturday December 29 my family left. It was great to have so many of them here this year. It made the holiday that much better. Today I made it out and snow blow the driveway for the second time. Well I was left home alone and sent out to snow blow. I don’t know whose great idea that was. I just made sure that I had my cell phone with me in case I fell.  The drive way at our house is a parking lot was an ice skating rink today. It was super slippery and I had the snow blower in the lowest gear that I could set it. I did it all by myself with no incidents and am super proud of myself. Getting there slowly but surely.

This picture does not do the size of the driveway justice.

This picture does not do the size of the driveway justice.

Sunday rolled around and I was off to Wegmans for two days in a row again. I got the most annoying job for 3 and a half hours I shucked clams. Standing in one place for that long made my hip a little mad. But I figured out if I just kept moving in place I was fine. Lets just say that I don’t care if I ever see another clam again. I worked a 5 hour shift that day. Yup I did it was the most amazing thing yet. It made me feel more normal. It was a good day after all. By the time I went to bed that night I knew I had over done it with that 5 hour shift. Guess I am no t ready yet. Well I learned my lesson and will take my time from now on.

Happy News Year Eve!! Up at 4:30 and off to Wegmans for an early shift. Woke up a little stiff and sore. Wonder why, just kidding I know why. The 5 hour shift really did not agree with me at all. Well worked hard today and only worked 3 and a half hours. Wasn’t going to push it today. I was ready to end the year in a good mode.  After a short nap, it was off to the movies with Mom and Dad. It was the first time in a long time that I sat through a whole movie pain-free. Brought a smile to my face.  It was great to enjoy the movie and not have to move consistently. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Well after the movie time for Church. We got home to find the house dark. We had lost power well at Church. Oh man what a new years eve this was going to be. Right before we left for dinner the power came on. We had an amazing dinner. Back home for the night and let the fun begin. As this amazing year came to the end I had many thoughts, so here they are.

2012 has had many ups and downs. I have learned that I have amazing friends, a second family and that life is what you make it. No matter how bad things got this year I made the best out of them and rode this wild journey. Through out this year I have had three major accomplishments that have changed my life forever.  First I have lost 50 pounds in a year. What a difference that has made on this whole journey.  I feel like a whole new person.  Second I got my Bioness. I never took walking for granted and know it is so much easier to walk because of the Bioness. It has given me a chance to keep moving easier.  Lastly I have done something that no 28-year-old should have to do. I had a HIP REPLACEMENT. This is the greatest. It has changed my life for the better. It has shown me that yes I can live a PAIN FREE life. It has shown me that every little thing counts in life. The smaller the better.  I have counted my blessing all year-long and thank God everyday that I get to be here. I have learned that family is here for me no matter what through thick and thin. I have learned that I have two of the MOST AMAZING PARENTS ever. They have done so much for me this year, words can’t say enough. Thank you. I have been truly blessed. I know that God could have chosen a different path for me and I could have lived this path differently. But I am more then happy with the way that I have lived it. This will be a year to remember good bye 2012. I am ready for 2013 to show up and SEE WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR ME. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE.

Mom, Dad and I spent the night together and rang in the New Year with joy and excitement. The year ended and I am still here to see another. What a great feeling. Life is what you make of it and I have made the best of it. Off to bed we all went at one in the morning. The first dream that I had of the new Year was amazing. I was running in my dream. I have always been told that a dream is a wish that your heart makes. Well here is hoping and wishing that dream comes true.

What a way to end the old year!

What a way to end the old year!

I hope that everyone has and AMAZING NEW YEAR!!!!! That light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer and closer. For all those awaiting treatment and those who have had treatment, I hope that the future is pain-free for you. You will get there. Hold your head high and reach for the starts.


Here's to an amazing new year

Here’s to an amazing new year.

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