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Meggie Lou

Friday, September 25, 2009

To my lovely sissie pooh, Meggie Lou,

It's been six months since your accident. I know you've been feeling discouraged lately, but I want you to know what an amazing woman you are!!



You spent weeks in ICU, a month in the hospital, couldn't talk for days and days, had to eat jello and popsicles, if you could even eat at all. Through it all you kept such a great attitude. When you found out that the doctors couldn't save your leg and it had to be amputated, YOU were comforting US. You wrote, "It's going to be ok. I'll be the cool girl with one leg."



And you HAVE! You are the cool girl with peace signs on your leg. You were able to walk in record time. You went from walking with crutches, to a cane, to nothing at all in about two weeks!! You've seen all those people at the Prosthesis Place who can barely walk after having their prosthetic for years.




And here you are going to Six Flags and Warped Tour, which require tons of walking. You've even ridden a horse, climbed a tree, and gone white water rafting with only one leg!





I know that you've been feeling discouraged because you made tons of progress in the beginning, and things seem to have slowed down now. But six months from now, you're going to look back and see all the improvements you've made. I know your improvements seem to be slow. Or seem to not be happening at all, but this is normal. Right now you may have trouble recognizing your progress, but in six months you'll look back and realize how far you've come.

Your gait is getting better, and will continue to improve with all the work your doing in PT. You are doing GREAT!! Don't get discouraged.

I am SO, SO proud of you!! I feel lucky to have you as my sister. I love you very much.

Love,
Becky
Ray Ray
or just Rebecca


7 Responses to “Meggie Lou”

  1. Thank you for writing this. I feel the same way.

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  2. You made em a little teary...lol.

    You are such a good sister. I bet it helps to have you with her. I can't imagine what she is going through.

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  3. btw, I am the cool girl w/ one leg. I sat down with some new people at dinner b/c none of my friends were there and two of the girls said, I've always wanted to tell you that I think your leg is so cool!

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  4. Wow that's amazing!!! Your sister IS cool!

    Hey I have a video that you and your Sister might like to see. I watched it and was in awe.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8ZuKF3dxCY

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  5. if that link doesn't work here's another one that may:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdsVA90QFck

    and if neither of these links work...then copy them and paste them directly into your browser, THAT should do the trick...because the links WILL open in this comment box area...and may not work in it ;)

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  6. Nothing like sisterly love for those crappy moments in life. If I have any daughters at all, I hope I have at least two. *big hugs* to you both

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