As my doctor finished up she cleared her throat and seemed to be preparing to broach a sensitive topic. So, how are you doing?
I was no longer The Girl Who Defied Death, but The Girl Who Leaves Work Early and goes home while everyone else contributes something important to society. The feeling of care disappears. The micro-attention I'd previously pushed away left of its own accord, leaving, surprisingly, loneliness.
As I fell over the edge the group lost sight of me. I felt my body gathering speed and saw rocks tumbling by in my line of sight. It seemed like a very long time and I braced myself for an explosion of pain and, frankly, an exit from this world.
On November 14, after 19 hours of rescue effort and an overnight stint on the mountain, I was long lined by helicopter off Mt. Haig with spinal injuries. While every survivor's story and preferences are individual, I herein offer my top "to dos" and "probably nots" for interacting with the injured, in the immediate days... Continue Reading →
"I heard u got chased by a bear and u fell into a canyon", my brother messaged. Um, yeah ... Not really. Funny how rumors start. I was driving out to meet up with J and K when I realized, I left the map at home. The car clock was showing 5:53AM, not enough time... Continue Reading →
When you find my body, please call my husband and my daughter... It will be the greatest kindness for them to know that I am dead where you found me — no matter how many years from now. - Geraldine Largay's final journal entry It had been a crazy day at work - a full-day... Continue Reading →
I got back from a month of sitting on my bum in southern Africa in late June and found the email in my inbox, saying there was a spot open for the Lost Soul 100 mile and asking did I want it. "It's a 35 hour cutoff, right? I can train for a 100 miler in... Continue Reading →