After having posted my unedited ER x-ray in honor of Halloween to Instagram, and other social media accounts, two years ago I then had the fun idea of using the same x-ray for Thanksgiving…but with a little editing to make it more practical for such a holiday. Not to mention that I have been MORE than thankful each of the four years that such a holiday has occurred since acquiring my injury, and will continue to be in years to come!
Hope that everyone had a Happy Turkey Day with their own friends and families!
I am writing this post with watery eyes because of the things the mobile app Timehop has been telling me happened on my social media pages three years ago, around when my accident happened. Every time that I’ve opened the app for over a week now I’ve seen a number of family members, both close and not so close friends, coworkers, classmates and professors that had all reached out to me during my time in ICU and Acute Care, primarily through Facebook. I have seen, and continue to see, comments left on my personal page’s wall saying things like they had just heard about my accident, wishing me the best, stay strong, etc. After seeing these kind of reminders, it’s compelled me to login to Facebook and look back into my Facebook wall to see just how long Timehop would continue to get me teary eyed every time I opened it. Upon logging in and scrolling down three years, it made me both happy and sad to see that my Facebook friends cared enough about me and my recovery to continue posting to my wall far past February, 2013. I’ve even come to the realization that they are still leaving the same eye watering comments on my wall and various things that I post nowadays. All in all, I’ve written this blog entry to say THANK YOU to everyone out there who started, and continue, my stride to recover from my TBI.
P.S. Note that I’m saying thank you for being part of my motivation for recovery and NOT for bringing tears to my eyes whenever Timehop stumbles upon your comments.