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The Broken Neck Update 
 
Apr. 24, 2013 5:44 pm 
Updated: May 2, 2013 3:27 pm

Well, Marie was kind enough to ask how I'm doing and I thought, "Goodness, I ought to let the nice people here know how I'm doing." Perhaps you remember, on Oct. 19, 2012, I was in a very serious car accident. ( A head-on collision) My neck was broken at C2 and C1 had slipped out of place. I underwent a 4 hour surgery to repair the break.  After that, I was in much pain recovering. The surgery, though, was a big success.  

So it's now 6 months later, I am out of the neck brace and in physical therapy 3 times a week. I have limited movement of my neck, turning to the left is painful, but the physical therapy is helping. I race walk about 6 days a week for one hour and of course I'm cooking for my husband. I am also tutoring a kid on Skype which is SO MUCH FUN! I'm a Reading Specialist and this kid is in 8th grade and was still struggling with his decoding so I'm working with him and he's really improved. I am also tutoring a little girl here and driving my husbands car to that job! :-) 
I am going back to work on May 6th, I plan on taking mass transit, I will not drive to work. Thank goodness we live near the LIRR (Long Island Railroad). 
This recovery was not without it's trials though and I'm grateful that my husband stuck by me, even in my darkest times. 

Thanks for all your well wishes. I am still in physical therapy and will be for another 6 weeks.   But, I'm blessed to be alive and well enough to work again. 

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Comments
Apr. 24, 2013 5:58 pm
Great to hear from you and that progress is being made with your health! Here's hoping for an even speedier recovery
 
Apr. 24, 2013 6:10 pm
Thank you Mbrando! :-)
 
Lela 
Apr. 25, 2013 7:02 am
I am glad to hear you are getting better. Hang in there.
 
Apr. 25, 2013 7:21 am
Thank you for being a Teacher! The greatest amongst us is a person who can impart knowledge to others. For you empower others to achieve their potential. You open up the world for others to see the beauty around them. I tip my hat to you!
 
Apr. 25, 2013 11:41 am
Good to hear you're improving. Hope your improvement continues and your health is fully recovered.
 
Apr. 25, 2013 1:15 pm
Glad that you are improving and driving.
 
Apr. 25, 2013 1:40 pm
Glad you are getting better! Keep doing your physical therapy! :)
 
Apr. 25, 2013 9:07 pm
Glad to hear you have made such great progress. Physical therapy can do amazing things. You are the most important of all types of teacher. If a student doesn't learn to read he his hindered in all other areas. Good luck starting back to work.
 
Apr. 26, 2013 4:59 am
Thanks for your update! Sounds like you've made great strides!
 
Apr. 26, 2013 4:15 pm
Thank you everyone! Yes learning to read is THE most important skill one can and must acquire. I'm happy to help the kids. All my best! Christine
 
char 
Apr. 30, 2013 6:20 am
So good to hear you are doing so well. Glad you are soon going to be able to go back to your teaching job. Yes, physical therapy is amazing.
 
Apr. 30, 2013 1:43 pm
Thank you Char! :-)
 
May 2, 2013 10:51 am
I am glad to hear that your recovery is going well~hope it continues to improve.
 
May 2, 2013 3:27 pm
Thank you goodeats! I'm recovering nicely. Christine
 
 
 
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Huntington, New York, USA

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Dec. 2012

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Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

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Sewing, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work

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Lately I'm I am enjoying the challenge of "Veganizing" and "Nutritionizing" otherwise decadent and fat laden recipes. See my Vegan Gluten Free Brownies for example. It's quite fun to match the taste and add nutritional value to our favorite recipes. Stay tuned as I'm always working on some kind of matching creation.
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My Mom and Dad used to make the most amazing food. My Uncle Henry used to make these chicken wings that I loved. I remembered the recipe and make a tofu version!
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I like raw chocolate and spent about two years creating my own raw chocolate creation, which I call, Pure Delights. It was a fun occupation and hobby. I think, though, now since I'm on all recipes, I've finally come up with an acceptable vegan brownie!
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Burning my hand in the oven! Ouch! That hurts! I am prepared now, I bought a little burn kit which has come in handy recently!
 
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