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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Dance Night

Happy Sunday,

This week I am sharing a layout I did of my daughter as she was heading for the dance studio for the first time since her accident. She was told by her doctor no dancing but she is not very good and being told no. Her time in rehab she was told you cant walk with out a walker, she said watch me and did. They tell her you can't climb stairs, she said watch me and she did. She refused to be told she couldn't do something. Her passion is ballroom dancing and I think that was what made her so determined to recover so quickly. I think she is pushing herself to hard and I tell her, but all I get from her is... if I don't push I won't get better. She only has two or her corartid arteries, two were severed in the accident and that could be what have cause the stokes she had. Fractured skull, broken ribs, broken sternum and damaged to her eyes. She like all stroke patients needed to learn how to do everything all over. It's still a process she is pushing really hard to achieve.

While she was still in ICU and before she even opened her eyes her leg was kicking around and her toes were pointed. They wanted to strap her down and we told them no. She was dancing and this was what was going to motivate her to get better. As long as she wasn't going to hurt herself let her kick. I really think her love for dancing had a lot to do with her recovery.

Here are two photos from two of her competitions.

Here's the layout I did of her. I snapped some pictures when she came over to pick up her dance sneakers. I know she couldn't keep herself from dancing but at least she took the sneaks and not the heels.That made me feel a little bit better.

The next day I asked if she had a good time and she said yes. She said she couldn't remember how to dance (because of her TBI) and will have to start off with the basics all over again. Maybe in time her dance routines will come back to her but for now basics will be just fine.

The other thing she really misses is her hair. They had to shave her head after the accident to put in drainage bolts and tubes (I'm not sure what the procedure was called). She keeps saying she wants her hair to hurry and grow back because she doesn't have dance hair anymore.

Just got to love her determination and stubbornness. I tell her she is stubborn just like her dad and she tells me " ok"  but I'm calling you the apple. She still has her quick comebacks even though she doesn't remember a lot of things.

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  1. I am so pleased and happy to see all the progress she has made. Tell her to keep dancing, life is too short not to enjoy doing what you love. Great layout.

  2. Lori, I love your daughter's spirit and will to push forward, in many ways she's right, if you don't push you won't recovery. Often, you need to remind yourself to slow up a little, or your body might not heal the way you hope. She's an encouragement and inspiration for all.

    God Bless all of you, hugs, Lori m

  3. wow, great memories you are sharing TFS

  4. Great LO! I am so glad that Tammy is healing. I will continue to pray for her. BL

  5. Great layout and great memories to treasure!! BL

  6. Wow, what a lovely layout - I adore it!

  7. Lovely LO's and story. I am so glad your daughter is fighting and overcoming so much. Big hugs to you and her! BL