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  1. I got your receipe back in May 2014 and I saved the link but it was now gone. The receipe I am looking for is Easy Shredded Crock Pot Chipotle Chicken Tacos. It was very delicious. Is there a way I can get it again? Thanks so much.

  2. Hi SARA,Your story is optimistic for me and other people with the same problems. 1 year ago I got the DVT of my leg after trauma and do reabilitation myself. Your sample is fine for me.Thanks.Vlad from Russia.

    • Sara- Words to Run By Blog says

      Thank you so much for reading and sharing your story, Vladimir! You should also check out It is my other site dedicated to awareness of and recovery from blood clots. I would love to see you there!

  3. I’m only 63 and after a car knocked me down and I got 5 fractures- neck, right arm,left leg, thigh abscess and deep venous thrombosis
    of the left leg from the middle hip almost to the lower third of the leg. I was able to overcome my selves and through almost 8 months (I have been at 3 hospitals during 62 days) I came back to work and learn a little run and live a full life. First of all I learned to walk in a straight line, the stairs and hills in park from 1 hour to 3 hours of compression stockings to the groin on the left leg. It was so painful to tears learns to bend the knee. It was so painful to tears learns to bend the leg at the knee and wear retainers on the head and neck and chest.Now no one can believe how I was able to overcome their trauma.

    • Sara- Words to Run By Blog says

      Hello Vladimir! Thank you so much for sharing your story. I am so sorry to hear about what happened to you, how awful! It sounds like you have been in a lot of pain and I sincerely hope you start to feel less pain as the days go on. You have overcome a lot and are certainly here for a reason. Thank you so much for being here. I wish you well and a continued recovery. Take care.

  4. My photo in the hospital

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