Sunday, 12 September 2010

Nothing made sense!

I remembered back to when I had just left college and how I wanted to join the QA's.(Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps) I went to the Army Recruitment Agency and sat a entrance exam but unfortunately failed the test. At the time I didn't question why I hadn't got into the Army, only that I was disappointed. Thinking back now, if I had got into the Army, I wouldn't have had the motorbike crash which changed my life. It does make you wonder about why things happen the way they do.
I was living with a partner, worked in a hospital and had a normal life. I regularly went out socially with my friends. Life was good.
As the weeks went on after the accident, I noticed that my jaw was becoming stiff and had difficulty moving it. When I had the accident, I was wearing a crash-helmet. I had no bruising or injury on my face. I told my partner what I had noticed. Then slowly my jaw started to locking -up. I decided to go to the accident and emergency  hospital and check it out. To my shock and surprise the medical person I saw didn't believe a word of what I was saying. She said that it was impossible and that I was wasting her time. She wouldn't listen to me and said that it would be better for me to go to the dental hospital for a second opinion.
However, our paths did cross again later on down the road...
Within a few days, my jaw completely locked-closed and I was unable to eat food and I couldn't talk properly. I went to the dental hospital and they immediately rushed me to hospital. I hadn't a clue what was happening to me.

"It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters." 
EPICTETUS (c.AD55-c.135)

Sunday, 5 September 2010

The day my life changed forever

When it was suggested that I write a blog, I thought it was going to be quite easy. I'm known for being a bit of a chatterbox to say the least and assumed it would be no different but to my surprise, it's been a struggle. I have been thinking about my blog a lot. I know in my heart that I want to tell my story because it is good for me and hopefully other people might find it interesting and inspiring. But where do I begin?  I suppose at the beginning...
I have suffered terrible physical pain and struggled with life for so many years now. I have experienced fear, frustration and a future which looked to be filled with  gloom, doom and no hope. These experiences have come from a incident that happened twenty-five years ago when a bus nearly hit me, this changed my life forever. Since then my life has been a nightmare up until this point.
This is what happened that day:
A bus started to pulled out in front of me as I was riding down a hill, on my way to work.  I came off  my motorbike on the right hand side as I tried avoid crashing into it and  hit the ground hard. I continued to rolling towards the bus wheel and by some miracle, I stopped rolling before the bus ran over me. I was inches away from death. It  was a terrifying experience. I counted my blessings that I stopped and amazingly I got up.The bus driver was very concerned about my well being but apart from feeling very shaken and disoriented, at that point I seemed to be OK. The bike was fine and I carried on into work. Later that day I started to feel not so good and the impacted of hitting the ground started to kick-in as with any accident. Nothing too unusual but the following weeks were to prove to be very different...

"I believe everything we experience happens for a reason"

Friday, 27 August 2010


Today I have managed to add my photo to my blog...yippee. Something that I have never done before. Designing my page and thinking about what I'm going to write takes some working out. I do have something unusual to talk about, which my friends say I should share and hopefully some people might find it interesting too. My blog is the beginning of a new chapter in my life and a exciting journey for me. When the time is right I will talk about it.
One of my daily morning routines is to read something positive.
"The greatest revolution in our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives". - WILLIAM JAMES (1842-1910)

Thursday, 26 August 2010

My first blog posting ever !!

What a changing world we live in!! My name is Amanda and I am now entering the world of technology. Sending letters through the post to family and friends seems to be a dying age and now emails, a faster system, is replacing it. Amazed by how instantly it works and how easy it is to understand, I have now progressed to  another level of technology... blogging !! The wonders of evolution. What also comes to mind is... Have I got anything interesting to say and would it benefit others? I will keep you posted :-)

Happy Bank Holiday

                              This is a great song...                             Enjoy -  You are not alone                        ...