I met a person at the gym today who introduced himself, and said he had read some of my story in the monthly newsletter. He said he was inspired by it and wanted to know more. I gave him the annotated version. He said something interesting about how difficult the emotional recovery must be. I thought this was very insightful, and touched on an area of great opportunity and challenge in my recovery. I reflected back to the time 4 months after my accident when I fell into a deep depression and was suicidal. Climbing out of that hole took several months. I thought about how important the gym, my exercise community has been in helping get my head right, and refocusing on the things I can do and letting go of the things I am not able to do. It helped save my life.