It’s been 5 months and 15 days since the accident. The doctor in the emergency room, my primary care physician, and subsequent specialists all say the same – my shoulder was broken in one of the worst ways possible. Right now, I’m not even close to being healed and whole physically. Over the months, I have received a large amount of condolences from friends that are well-meaning. The truth is, this accident resulted in some amazing things in my life! Major changes that are all positive, with the only penance required is a bit of pain and a little money lost. However my family has never been closer, I’ve been able to slow down my life a bit, and a complete refocus of my education into what I’ve always really wanted to do. So I may not be able to lift any weight or walk at a brisk pace, but I’m in a good spot and thankful for the accident that started the chain of events that brought me to where I am now.