An inspirational show I watched.

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Marlee2
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   Posted 3/2/2010 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Last night I watched a show on Discovery Health about a young woman who was paralyzed from the chest down and pregnant with twins that was SO inspiring and of course a true story. She, her husband and infant son had been rear ended by a semi and their four month old son was killed and she was left paralyzed. She got pregnant with twin boys and they were both born healthy even though she had to spend the last few weeks in the hos. cause she couldn't feel when she went into labor. It was a struggle from day one trying to figure out how to take care of these beautiful babies while in a wheelchair and only having her arms, hands and mouth to use for everything.
 
At the end of the show she was smiling as she said how blessed she was that God chose her to be little Levi's mother for the four months she had him and for her arms and hands to hold her new babies. Her only disappointment was some of the meds she had to take didn't allow her to nurse her babies.
 
I have to work daily to keep the most positive attitude I can. I have learned alot about positive thinking from others but I guess it doesn't come as easy for me as others and I'm a work in progress.
 
Fibro is nothing compared to losing an infant son and facing the challenges of raising two more sons while in a wheelchair with only your hands and arms. She is amazing as many others in this world are.
 
If you get a chance this is a show worth watching.
 
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Sherrine
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   Posted 3/2/2010 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
What a beautiful story, Marlee!  I saw on the news last night a woman that had both her legs amputated above the knees and she is a swimmer!  I found that amazing, too.  These stories just go to show us that we can do amazing things if we put our minds to it. 
 
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   Posted 3/2/2010 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Stories like those really speak to the heart and open our minds to the possibility that
anything is possible to overcome. The mind is a very powerful tool. There is an old
saying..."Where there is a will, there is a way."

Positive thinking comes natural to some. I've been working on it and for me it takes
practice, humor helps. Believing in yourself is the key.

Hugs,Robin
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   Posted 3/2/2010 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Beautiful story Marlee,

Thank you for sharing it with us. It just brings tears to my eyes to see this person stuggling so, but then realilzing that she has such a good attitude, makes it worth seeing. And worth the cry. Because I believe that crying is cleansing.

And I do believe, where there is a will, there most certainly is a way. If you want something bad enough you will find a way to get it. As for that saying. I guess if we want to be happy bad enough we will. I am truly in fibrofog right now. It just hit me. This is wierd. I have lost my train of thought and everything. I do'n't know how I am typing.

But ...umm... the moral of the story is, lol, you got to keep fighting. And that imho. I can't even abbreviate. I got to go to bed. I hope that tomorrow brings you a wonderful painfree day. And thank you again for the story. You always find nice things to post.

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caligirl2001
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   Posted 3/3/2010 1:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I have that recorded, but haven't had a chance to watch it yet. I love Discovery Health. Probably the channel I watch the most!
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Marlee2
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   Posted 3/3/2010 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Oops, hope I didn't spoil it for you Cali. She is an amazing young woman with no bitterness towards what happened to her and her infant son.
 
I watch a lot of Discovery Health too.
 
Mind over matter, where there is a will there is a way, there is a reason for these sayings. I always go back to the Litte Engine That Could. smilewinkgrin
 
I do get very frustrated with this body I now live in but what good does it do??? Actually, getting stressed over it only zaps my energy quicker and makes me hurt more so that is self defeating.
 
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