Sometimes we get hurt – life gets real – disappointing – plans changed to postponed….
It’s easy to say “gotta stay positive – persevere – brush off and pick up where we left off…”
This is a journey of a life temporarily altered and beyond…and how thankful I am – that an incident had changed it all – my perspective, my journey, my story.
I didn’t plan to start the month of May this way, but the Banff Mineral Springs Hospital is known for and I agree – being the best place to get you mobilized, independent and stronger after a traumatic injury. A long story short – winter 2019 didn’t end up in the most pleasant style. On April 30th I had a great day downhill skiing at Lake Louise, the light wasn’t the best, but on our end of the day run we came across some obstacles, causing a double impact, airborne, rag doll crash – resulting in a broken pelvis.
I am super thankful and blessed that it didn’t turn out to be anything more serious. Four fractures and a shifted pubic symphysis are sure teaching me to appreciate this part of my body, and how much core strength comes from the Pelvis!
It’s been an interesting journey of gratitude, peace and patience. It’s so good to be surrounded by the community – showing up with books, chocolate or smiles!
I’ve surprised many – as I am not angry or upset about my current situation – I find myself even encouraging others – that it’s going to be ok!
Perhaps hearing the Voice on the first day of the hospital was all I needed to go on: “here are the 4 P’s:
Pray, be Patient, stay Positive, Persevere. There is Power in all of these.
I am ready to pick up books or visit or get otherwise neglected things done. I am ready to hear what I need to hear.
A humble but a good 6 day hospital visit taught me how our bodies are amazingly made, strong and able to heal.
Those days are always remembered with gratitude.
Wilderness therapy of 30 elk and deer outside of my window surely did their magic!
5 minutes of a quick snow storm beats any hospital recycled air, even in a wheelchair.
My soul is restored with the fresh air of spring.
The Banff nurses are always going to be my A-team – Angels with smiles, willingness, support.
. . . I am thankful, I am excited to see this body restored.
So all this being said….Skala Adventures goes on! I had to cancel the rest of the summer trips, in hope of rehabilitation in the fall and keeping this body in check, what it can or cannot do.
I do believe it is time for rest and restoration. And this time is not to be wasted neither.
This will be an amazing campfire story one day. My body has been healing very well, I am now two months in, and I praise God for peace and strength in my body and soul.
And there is an exciting miracle report 3 weeks in!
After 3 weeks post-injury, one day I prayed – learning lots about miracles (Joan Hunter, Healing the Whole Man)- I commanded my pelvis to be healed and restored in Jesus name! – and from one minute to another I could stand up on my non-bearing leg. The left leg was not bearing weight for 3 weeks, and after the prayer – it did! So I walked around my place without the crutches, laughing, crying and could not, of course I could! believe what just happened to me…I since have been walking with hiking sticks (on and off) and been working on the rest of the muscular healing and restoration with more physio!
This is to encourage you to stay strong if you are going through a difficult season.
God is faithful. He’s got it. He wastes Nothing.
Our stories are one day to encourage, empower, strengthen each other.
Honour the season you are in. You are His beloved.
I hope one day we can share God’s creation together, and encourage each other on our journey with Him.
Yey to more adventures and playing it safe!
Cheers and Happy Summer!
Below is my photo journal from hospital care to home care
…from first baby steps outside the house to a 5 minute walk by the river…
1 month later…
The ability to go for a picnic, dip my toes in and walk along the river was priceless…