Get Your Life Back After An Injury

Ray just wanted to take a drive to the book store for an afternoon or research and catching up on his favorite magazines. He pulled out of his parking spot, and started heading up his apartment’s driveway. From out of nowhere, a pickup truck turned directly into the front of his car, shattering the glass, and wrecking the frame and engine. In an instant the car was ruined. He sat there a few minutes taking in all the damage. After a moment, he tried to get out of the car, but he couldn’t. Ray’s leg was broken, and he didn’t even realize it.

Nothing Is Too Much For You To Handle

Ray spent a week in the hospital following the accident. Two of those days were spent in surgery. He was allowed to return home, but he’d be on crutches for the next three months. Life was different after the accident. He couldn’t drive, so buying a replacement car with his insurance settlement would have to wait. Taking the bus everywhere, especially on crutches was beyond a pain to deal with. Life at home wasn’t much better- he lived in a small one bedroom, and it was far from being built with handicapped people in mind. Life wasn’t easy, but Ray made his best effort to get by.

You’re Stronger Than You Think

Thanks to the settlement, Ray’s physical therapy was fully covered. The down side was he had to follow through on it. The treatment was tough, painful, and grueling. He had to go several times a week, and those first two weeks were just about the worst. He hated how much it hurt. He hated how weak it made him feel. These were basic exercises. Under any other circumstances, he’d be able to do them no problem. Now, though? It was all a struggle. Things got better, and life returned to normal… but it took time.

An injury isn’t the end of the world, but it’s never easy to deal with, and make adjustments to your daily routines and way of life. Just know you’re not alone, and sooner or later, you will get your life back. It’s only a matter of time, and these things are all temporary.