Bittermelons replied almost 2 years ago:
Hi TBiz! You didn't give many specifics, but hopefully something in my reply resonates with you! I was hit by a SUV when I was walking home from school 5 years ago. Unfortunately, I'm still mobility impaired, with a weak ankle that is susceptible to sprains. The good news is that I can walk without a limp, but the bad news is that I privately live with quite a bit of pain and my activities are limited. I don't let that stop me!!!!! I ride the stationary bike twice a week, I do pilates, I just tried paddleboarding this summer! There are activities for people with disabilities, and even if they aren't designed for us, we can modify them as needed. I did zumba classes for a bit at my gym. I couldn't do all the turns and some days I couldn't stand due to pain, so I would sit on the floor and do the dances with my arms. Sure, I looked like an idiot, but that's better than sitting home gaining weight. Since I also had a head injury from my accident, I had/have post-concussive syndrome and have slept a LOT the past 5 years. To that, I attribute the relative lack of aging in my appearance (of course, genetics play a huge role as well). Finally, I also had to change jobs, but hopefully not permanently. I found a job working online that I can do from home with my ankle elevated. I am so grateful that if I had to be disabled, it happened in the Internet Age. Good luck with your recovery and don't give up! It will get better if you keep going (even tho it sucks that it happened and might never go away completely).