My life disappeared from existence as I knew it, ten years ago. When a flying object weighing in at three thousand pounds known by the name of an ATV bounced off my back as I lie there due to it’s having bucked me off like a wild horse, I survived. Life changed, everything changed, including me. But most off, my body completely metamorphosed. I was aghast, and torn, but most of all, in pain. As my world came tumbling down around my eyes, the shift in pain from my muscles, my bones, my tendons, and everything in between, the fatigue for just trying, attempting mind you, to take a shower, was overwhelming. Meanwhile I had morons trying to tell me that something was wrong with me, that I had become a failure. Oh excuse me, beat me while I am lying down. No, the pain is too great, I think I’ll stay laying here because it feels good. No, I couldn’t get up because I couldn’t bloody well get up! And so has been life, attempting to move this now decrepit body, attempting to survive the hair raising pains, and trying most of all, to do something, to continue. Because this stuff just didn’t go away.
By Kat Lyons