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    Checking in

    Its been a full on, intense, exhausting 4 weeks and Im on my knees but, wow, the difference its made. When I started, I was measured at walking 42 meters (with a hunched back, 2 crutches, barely putting weight through my bad leg) in 2 minutes. Yesterday, I used just one crutch, putting my weight through my leg, upright, with a much less crooked frame and walked 103 meters in 2 minutes.. 4 weeks ago, I was asked to do as many stand ups from a chair as I could - I used both crutches and managed 6 in a minute. Yesterday I didnt use my crutches and managed 17......

    Im still in just as much pain but the programme showed me that Im always going to be in pain, I just needed to change my actions in responding to the pain. So, i engaged with all the psych input and did all the physical exercise they asked (stretches, strengthening, balance, gym work and yoga) and I cant believe how much difference its made. And because it was so heavily psychology based, my confidence is better, Im handling my anxiety better and Ive been doing so much more

    Now, Ive got to use what Ive learned irl, whichll take time, and work out my own programme
    The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

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    That's absolutely amazing! You're amazing!!!! So, so proud of you
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    Welcome back Paula, you've had a tough month but you battled through as I knew you would because you're a fighter
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    Welcome home Paula. You have been missed from here, but it sounds like it really worked for you.
    You are amazing.

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    Its been a tough month to be away! A few days before I left, Si found out he was being made redundant. Hes spent the last month trying to give a case why his role is vital to the business. He won and his job is safe, but at the cost of the manager who works for him - who Si had to fire ....

    Jess has a job, she starts on Monday as a Junior Underwriter for a finance company.

    Katie split up with her boyfriend (mutually), so I had to deal with her emotions over the phone, poor baby. Although they both knew it was over, theyve been together 4 years and still care about each other, and shes going to miss his family. Mind you, shes started seeing her supervisor very recently.
    The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

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    That just makes you even more awesome, to deal with all that on top of your course. Congrats to Jess!
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    That's a phenomenal post! You are amazing!
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    This shows how totally amazing you are that you have dealt with all of that hunni x
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    This is so good to read. It gives me a smile. Not by you being in pain. But how you are learing to cope with it better and be able to do more. You rock!

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    That is so amazing. Im bursting with happiness for you and so so proud of you for all the work you have put in plus coping with all that going on at home. You my lovely are a phenomenal force of nature!!! An incredible lady. Proud and blest to know you. Xx
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