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Why haven’t you heard from me in awhile?

Back in the beginning of this year I had decided to start-up my blog again because four projects were incubating.

Well. What actually happened was a bad auto accidents on March 23rd in which a semi hit my little Honda on I 25. My car was spun across three lanes of traffic and ended up jammed into an embankment. The subsequent whiplash (yes I was wearing my seatbelt) broke my neck and sternum and bruised all my right side ribs.

So. After ten and a half weeks of being in a neck brace 24/7 I am now rebuilding mobility and strength and am launched upon this unexpected learning journey. Because I was in excellent health before the accident, my progress in the words of my neurosurgeon is “cautiously optimistic.” I have received a stupendous amount of help, food, prayers, support and love from numerous friends, neighbors and readers and I am deeply grateful to be alive. Who I was before the accident is not who I am becoming…the journey’s path unfolds before me…

Now about these four projects:

Two of them involving my greenhouse and garden are continuing in a very reduced  manner as I heal. Hopefully with excellent help, they will manifest sometime next year.

The other two are Iris Herbal Projects; one involves pain relief and the second is a set of oils that are based upon Chinese Five Element Theory. My hope is to manifest these in the next year or so as well. Because I experienced some mild to moderate traumatic brain injury from the accident, I am now more dependent upon others in running my business. Where before I had almost boundless energy and drive, I now experience the steep learning curve of patience, persistence and delight in small steps.

7 thoughts on “Why haven’t you heard from me in awhile?

  1. Cathy – you are an inspiration! Keep on your healing journey. AND I will place my next order with you on July 10th!!!

  2. So wonderful to hear from you and be uplifted by your response to this extreme challenge. Much love to you 🙂

  3. These details are stunning. Glad to know your recovery continues. Do you know the book The Brain that Changes Itself by Doidge – he has a more recent one too.

  4. Wow, you are an amazing person to have gone through the accident and still come back with your projects and business. I hope your recovery continues and you grow stronger from it.

    1. Thank you so much!
      Although I’m a bit slower, and can’t do as much in a day, I plug along and am grateful for what I am able to do. My friends and neighbors have been stellar. Hope you have a lovely whatever you celebrate! ~~~Cathy

  5. Dearest Cathy,
    I am sorry to hear of your accident and I am SO very impressed with the way you are processing thru your healing journey!!! You are full of grace and awesomeness!
    May your journey to greater health and well being keep you safe and well loved.
    Happy Holidays!
    Big hugs,
    Kathleen

    1. Thanks, Kathleen!
      Hope you are well and Happy Solstice.

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