Welcome! I wanted to start by introducing myself. I'm Victoria, known by everyone except my mother as Tori, I'm a mom of 2, wife for 8 years, and living the bi-coastal life in Lookout Mountain, Tn and Diablo, Ca. My family relocated in July 2018 to Tennessee to have a new adventure together.
I have always lived a healthy lifestyle and have been an avid exerciser but on Mothers Day 2017 my life changed forever. I was involved in a serious car accident where I ended up with 3 serious injuries. My first and most serious injury was a broken neck, I broke C1 of my spinal cord (the very top of the neck) which is what connects your brain to your neck and typically people who break that either die or are permanently paralyzed. A miracle occurred and I had no permanent damage from the break other than some loss of rotation. I did have to have surgery to fix my neck and was in a neck brace for 6 months following the accident, but I am grateful for everyday that god gave me to spend with my family and be able to work on healing. My second injury was a shattered shoulder, I originally was going to have a shoulder replacement because it was so bad but I lucked out with an amazing surgeon who was testing out a new cage where he literally pieced my shoulder back together. My third injury was a shattered ankle, this one was and had been the most difficult to heal from. I had to have two surgeries on it but a year later I still have a long way to completely recover but I can walk normally, wear normal shoes and be with my kids wherever they need me!
I spent two months in the hospital, had 5 surgeries, went to physical therapy 4 days a week and took 6 months off of work but the accident has made me appreciate life more than most people are able to. I look at my kids and husband with renewed love as they all took care of me during this journey and I strive to be the best I can be daily.
My Road to Recovery: