Wednesday, May 22, 2013

4 year anniversary update

It's always been tough when my head injury anniversary has come up. In 2 weeks, I'll be “celebrating” 4 years since I hit my head and my life changed. For the first time, I'm encouraged and feeling like I'm truly making progress. I have improved a lot since my surgery and have been slowly building my endurance over the past 7 months.

I still struggle with headaches every day, but they aren't as bad as they used to be. My nausea and balance issues are not as bad as they were either. I only have 3-4 bad headaches every month, compared to almost triple that a year ago. My neck pain seems to be getting better too, as long as I don't over-do it. I keep up with my stretches every day, and I work on endurance when I can.

My husband and I have moved out of our house, so that we can finish renovating it and get it ready to sell. Over the past year, we have been feeling a pull towards moving to Denver and we are readying our lives to make that happen.

God has been so faithful to us. It's been a year of improvement and strengthening of our family. Both my kids made the decision to be baptized this year! We have felt the Lord's guidance and clarity in the decision and details of our move. We are excited to follow God's plan for us, but it will be so hard for us to leave such an amazing support system of all our friends and family. The kids are on board and even excited at times, but also sad to leave behind all they know.