This is one journal entry that I never imagined I’d be writing! Without going into a lot of detail my injuries were much more serious than I had first thought. I went to the Dr. Yesterday for x-rays. I cracked 2 ribs and I have a pretty good bone bruise… which I never knew was even possible. It’s all I can do to even move. Sneezing, coughing, and laughing are incredibly painful, even just taking a deep breath! Its hard not to feel like I let so many people down, yet at the same time is still an incredible accomplishment to go so far. The Dr. said up to 4 weeks recover time and I’m off the trail. She had a lot more to say but that’s the bottom line. Thank you so much to all of you that have been so encouraging, supportive, and kind. There were moments when it is what kept me going. I’m slowly making my way home now where I will be on the mend.
The trail becomes a huge part of who we are and the dream to stand on Katahdin. Maybe next year.I met the best people along the way and pray that each of you will find success. Be safe.
It’s been awesome Amazing Grace!