indian arm cruise

Haven't been blogging much lately, but for good reason! On May 1st, our lives were thrown upside down as Mike got hit by a car while biking to work. It was a very serious accident and he came out of it with a severe brain injury, micro fractures in his neck, and a fractured wrist. It's surreal to even type that all out! He was in a coma for over a week and wasn't able to start talking until about three weeks in. After a month in the hospital, he then went to a rehabilitation centre for two months. He received intense physio therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy during his time. 

Happy to say he's made huge gains and is doing incredibly well. He has worked so hard. Mike was discharged earlier this week and we're able to go home to Winnipeg for a bit to visit some family and friends. However, there's still a ways to go before he is able to go back to university. Mike will be doing out-patient rehab and taking off some time from school. There's a lot to be thankful for, but there are still hard days. It ain't over yet! 

August 6th is our five year anniversary - crazy! Since we'll be busy visiting family and friends in Winnipeg, we thought we should celebrate before we leave. We did a day cruise up the Indian Arm to celebrate! Summer finally graced us with her presence here in Vancouver, so it was a beautiful, sunny day on the water. :)

These last few months have been the hardest of my life, but I would choose Mike over and over again. I love you, Mike!


  1. Sorry to hear this! Hope he will recover well. I will pray for you both. God bless you!

  2. That's terrible :(. I hope he is able to have a full recovery, though sounds to me like with his progress he likely will.

    It's actually amazing what he's managed to accomplish in such a short time - 1 whole week in a coma, severe brain injury, and all those fractures and still able to come out of hospital after just a few short months. Honestly wow. Good on him! And good on you for staying realistically optimistic and positive for him. I'm sure it ain't over yet, but it sounds to me like the hardest parts are past you two.

  3. Wow Janis, I am sorry to hear this, really surprising and heavy news. What a rollercoaster. You sound like you're handling it incredibly well and I wish you guys nothing but luck and the best and hope that Vancouver brings more beautiful summer days. xx

  4. so much love for you two. can't wait to see + hug you guys tonight! <3

    1. It was SO good to see you! Can't wait to see you & your puppies at Christmas. :)

  5. Hi Janis,
    I deeply admire your ability to make the most positive on the worst situations. I just wanted to tell you that it inspires me to do the same and gives me hope - when terrible times arrive - that it will all be OK.

    Greets from Belgium !


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