After my accident back in 2006 I faced the decision whether to amputate my hand or not, at that point I had been through 8 surgeries and still faced a very uncertain future.
Whilst I didn’t want to lose my hand, I also realized that I could not physically and mentally keep up the pace of a surgery every other day as they tried to save it.
Ultimately the decision came down to a moment of clarity where I realized getting on with life was more important to me than keeping my hand.
Sometimes we try to hang on to things that no longer serve us out of the fear of loss…I realized that I wasn’t losing my hand, I was letting go of something that no longer served me.
This was the beginning of my journey to thrive through adversity.