Much of daily living is governed by choices. While a physician give much needed advice, a person should be encouraged to manage his/her own wellness. Stress and anxiety should be avoided at all costs. I myself take proactive measures to ensure that my anxiety/depression do not get away from me. I have found that I function far better by working out every day and making sure that I eat healthily. I have been fortunate in that I am invited to work alongside some fantastic physicians who truly understand how much the human spirit can and will delegate the recovery process. After an injury like the one I sustained the recovery process is ongoing in nature. There are certainly many things that will always present a challenge to me. The migraines and the anxiety/depression will forever be a challenge to my being. I have found that by eating a certain way and by engaging in physical activities I am able far better able to manage the symptoms that I have a tendency to present. Proactivity is a huge portion of healthcare. Doctors give treatment recommendations upon discharge. I found that as a patient you need to go above and beyond to attain the level of recovery that is desired. As I had always been an athlete, I was used to always doing more than was typically expected. Everything in this life has a purpose and I am convinced that my athletic nature allowed me to recover to the extent that I have. I would love to hear any responses and or thoughts that you may have. I thank you very much for reading.