FOR DECEMBER 2012
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ending Sunday, December 2nd, 2012
the first week home from the debacle early in November is
over. I'm really glad to be back to life, back to work and
grateful for my friends and family for looking out for me.
If God wanted me, He would have taken me. The last 6 years
of my life has been full of crazy things. The crash racing
at Willow Springs that broke my collar bone and later, as
we found out, my neck. I should be paralyzed or dead from
there was the accident in 2009 where I was simply trying to
defend a woman from being slapped around and ended up getting
my head bashed against the concrete which in turn caused me
end up having brain surgery and out of work 9 weeks (they
told me 6 months, but I'm a fighter and I don't like being
away from work). Then less than a year later I had a seizure
because I wasn't taking my meds but even then that was light.
I was out for 15 minutes and was back on the meds.
time they have no idea what happened to me. I've been though
INOVA emergency, ICU, a neurologist and a General Practitioner
in the last 30 days. Between all of them, none of them have
any idea what happened to me. Some think it was another seizure
but not due to the head injury but a funky virus that no one
can identify. Maybe I'll finally make the record books --
but not the way I wanted to. I wanted to do that either with
music or racing. Now maybe flying, lol.
was my first week back to work as well and they would only
let me work 6 hours a day. I am approved to go back to full
time next week which will be great. I still need to get my
garage door repaired so that is on the agenda but there will
be no working out the rest of this year. I'll get back to
my P90X in January when I feel back to normal. This time right
now is for rest and recovery. I was so humbled by the support
at work and how many people cared. You don't realize sometimes
that people really do care about you and I couldn't be more
this weekend I drove down to Norfolk to see the decommissioning
of the USS Enterprise, a ship I served on briefly when I was
in the Marine Corps and we were certifying new FA-18 pilots
for carrier qualifications. I went with my good friends Jack
Springer and his daughter, Stephanie. It was a sad moment
to see the largest aircraft carrier ever be put to rest but
the good part is that it's going to be revived with CVN-80
in the next 10 years or so. We always have to have an "Enterprise"
in the fleet as we have always had since our Country's birth
when we stole a ship of the same name from the British (thanks!).
I am back to resting though I did clean the house up, washed
the dishes, dusted, washed my clothes and just made my house
look normal again. My sister and her family received their
early Christmas present which they love and I know they needed
it. I am grateful for the job I have and the people I work
for which gives me the opportunity to not only help my family
but to help others less fortunate. God says our job here is
not to be focused on ourselves but to follow Him and to help
others and that is what I am trying to do.
wait to be checked out and have an answer as to what happened,
back to Church, back to work full time, paying my bills off
and finishing up my flying lessons. I was initially going
to buy a plane but I think for now I would be better served
just renting one and doing that. That will let me fly when
I want but without the overhead and expenses of owning your
own plane. I'll let someone else deal with the maintenance
and other costs and there are plenty here at the airport next
to my house that are available. The owner of the plane I like
knows I take good care of that plane so I'll be careful with
think that is about it for this week. Waiting for the Bucs
game to start at 4pm. Hope they beat the Broncos because we
need the wins. Thanks again to everyone for you grace, care
and love. I'm so thankful that every time I have found myself
in a bad spot, someone is there to save me. I think God puts
everyone in those positions to help whether they believe it
or not. Again, if He wanted me, He would have already taken
me by now.
you have a great week and talk to you later. Have a fantastic,
safe and healthy week yourselves!