Saturday, May 01, 2010

May Day 5: Healed at Last

 My new Twitterverse. Beyond the fence is a horse farm.

On May 1, 2006, Gomez the horse threw me into a steel-pipe fence outside Denver. My body was smashed and so was my psyche. (See 2009 posts Still Shattered, or The Never-Ending Story; The Never-Ending Story 2: Arm-ageddon and I'm Psychologically Distoibed!)

I'm happy to report that after 4 years and 8 surgeries--plus 2 bonus surgeries not caused by Gomez--I'm finally healed, if not all better. (There's a difference.) I owe it to therapeutic massage from the fantabulously gifted Dirk McQuistion, founder of MassageSpecialists.com, who gave me hope after the doctors gave up; Somatic Experiencing therapy from the wonderful Mel Grusing; and moving to Rhinebeck, where nothing reminds me of the last 4 years, and just going outside makes me happy.

Max is also happy to be here.

9 comments:

David said...

Congratulations.

That was a moving post.

Bella Stander said...

Thanks, David!

Warren Bobrow said...

Please tell me you are over horses for the moment!!

David said...

Possibly not the best choice of words, Warren. :)

Bill said...

Glad you enjoy Rhinebeck. My home town! Been following your blog for sometime now and was surprised when I saw where you were moving. It was a great place to grow up. Inside info, if any little kids visit you, take them to Stickles. And go to Holy Cow in Red Hook for some great ice cream!

Bella Stander said...

Very funny, David! And Bill, thanks for the tips. I'm LOVING it here, though I could do without the ticks.

Laurie Viera Rigler said...

So happy you're healed, Bella!!

sarah Pekkanen said...

So glad you are doing better in body and spirit, Bella.

David R. Slayton said...

I'm so glad to hear you're better. I've been following for a while and know it's been a long haul.