Peg’s Recipe for Living

December 15th, 2016 by zack

Through the following years, I constantly complained about the pain in my neck from the original accident, only to be dismissed by a very arrogant neurologist that thought this was just a “woman thing”…even refusing to look at the x-rays that I took to him. It all came to a head when in September, 1998 my neck finally collapsed and I was paralyzed from the neck down. All of a sudden everyone believed me! I am sharing this with you so you will understand WHY I am now so aggressive with my health care.

A crisis neurologist was call in and he walked up to my hospital bed and told me that in order to reverse the paralysis that he had to take me to hell and back and he wanted to know if I was with him. I told him to do whatever he needed to do to reverse the paralysis as I had no intention of living my life in that state. He came into my room at 3:00 pm and did not leave my bedside until 6:00 am the next morning. I don’t think he even went to the bathroom during that time. He had me to move my toes and lift my legs…job done! However, I was not able to leave the hospital until surgery was performed to rebuild my neck. Plugs were taken from my hip to make discs for the cervical spine and I have a steel plate and 4 screws holding that plate in place, I guess you could say I am the biotic woman!

The point of all this past history is to illustrate to you that you must be aggressive when it comes to your health, don’t leave any stone unturned and seek out the very best medical care. You can afford it!

You have only one life and walk this path only once…make every step count as you will only have this chance!

I would like to post my Recipe for Living that is in the back of my cookbook –
“A Dash of Southern”.

Peg’s Recipe for Living

There are recipes for how we live our lives. My personal recipe includes ingredients I have needed for survival as well as recipes that have enabled me to flourish and thrive. Enjoy!

Blend equal amounts of the following:

COURAGE
to look life in the eye

STRENGTH
to move into the unknown

OPENNESS
to new ideas and to learning about those ideas

WILLINGNESS
to take responsibility for what we think or do

COMMITMENT
to personal integrity

FAITH
in the purpose and sacredness of life

Stir and simmer to blend flavors.
When cool, add humor in abundant quantities.
Serve daily and enjoy!

Until next time…….

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