||I actually had many hobbies such as playing Soccer, Baseball, Swimming, Golf, and I especially love to watch Ellen Show. On April 9, 2003 changed my life forever!! I got injured at work when I was unloading my van near the loading doors when there was a small patch of ice which were all scattered around the whole back of the commercial building. As I finished organizing everything that I needed to bring inside my workplace which was bread for the restaurant section, I turned around with the basket of bread and stepped right on top of the patch of ice!!! I literally flew up in the air and my legs followed also going upward, mind you, I'm still holding the basket of bread so it wouldn't get ruined, I then landed straight on the pavement hitting my lower back and tail bone. Nevertheless, it changed everything I liked to do as hobbies were concerned. That day was one of the worst days of my life. The injury didn't only put a halt on my hobbies, but my pain situation had gotten so much worse. It just kept snowballing into bigger and many many more problems, both physically and mentally that I also ended up having surgery on my back to remove two discs and I also had knee surgery. Today, it's 13 years later and I'm still home unable to do much of anything really except for taking care of my parents as best as I can. My hobbies, well I don't even think about them so much anymore as the pain of the day I fell still lingers and only gets worse and worse. It's just agony and being at home for 13 years really puts you also in a rut!!!
||I explained quite a bit above, in the hobbies section when I got injured at work. Now to talk about myself is a little hard when my whole like now is surrounded by physical and mental pain and it just never ends.
To tell you a little about myself is harder than I thought because of doing absolutely nothing in the past 13 years. What I can say is that I am 42 years old and I still live at home with my mom and dad so that I could take care of them the best way that I can. The reason that I'm home, well there's actually quite a few reasons but I will mention a couple. We are three sisters but on December 18, 2010 at 7:30am, my middle sister passed away. She was only 16 months older than me so it seemed more like having a twin sister. She was also my best friend and confidant, my other half, my twiner, literally she was my only friend because I don't have any due to my fall in 2003 and getting stuck in a rut. I also have a big sister which is married and has two children. A girl and a boy, although the boy was born with a disability. He is physically challenged and developmentally delayed. It's been really hard on my poor sister and I guess pretty much all of us watching my sister go through what she went through all her life as she raised a beautiful boy and a beautiful girl. The girl actually mother's her brother. There are ups and a lot of downs but in the end, we are grateful that we are still here on earth unlike my poor sister that died young. She should've been saved cause what she died of was a blood infection and we brought her to the Hospital three times. Every single time, the doctors took blood work and sent her home stating that it was just a virus that had been going around with also 104 fever!!! All three blood work ups ended up all showing that she had a fatal blood infection called sepsis. This disease is actually very curable which leaves us all with more anger and no closure because we don't know where the second infection was. In order to get sepsis there has to be another uncured infection somewhere. To this date, we still don't know anything about my sisters death!!!!! I hope that this hospital starts to take better care of emergency patients and to physically check them out instead of just sending them home to die in their bed which is what happened to my poor sister.
Anyway, I'm trying to take care of my mom and dad now cause its really hard that I can't even imagine. My mother just recently in June had a heart attack and my father suffered a stroke 2 years ago. It seems like our whole family is chased by constant bad luck with whatever it is we try to accomplish, something always brings us back down. Then because of everyone's illness, nobody is capable of working so we are basically making ends meat, it gets really hard at times, many many times. Well enough of being down so I'm just glad to have written this to ELLEN for a chance to be part of the 12 days of Christmas!!!! Thank you ELLEN for giving us this opportunity in someone lucky enough to be there for this Christmas time and good luck to everyone there!!!