Model and fashion blogger Lauren Scruggs is thankfully getting better, according to her mom, Cheryl.
It's been almost three months since Lauren's propeller accident, which caused her to lose her left eye and hand, but her mom says that she is moving forward and "regaining strength."
In Cheryl's blog update, she wrote:
"We have had some great talks! There's been lots of laughter, amongst the tears. She is regaining her strength. She's taking one day at a time, but she finds it hard to be patient at times. She wants to 'sprint' through this ordeal. And frankly we do too.
[It] is a marathon. And in a marathon, one must pace themselves, and be diligent in training, in order to finish the race well. It's the new norm."
It's a tough road, but she seems to be doing well and we couldn't be more proud of her.
[Image via Luaren Scruggs.]
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After suffering what was described as her "toughest week yet", Lauren Scruggs was on the up and up this week.
According to her mom Lauren's physical pain has subsided and she got fitted for her prosthetic eye.
Cheryl Scruggs wrote on Thursday morning:
Last Saturday was a big day. Bittersweett.
Jeff, myself, Lo and Britt showed up at 9am at the ocularist. We didn't know what to expect, other than it would be an all day process from 9am -5pm. Another new step….. the time had come for Lo to be fitted for her prosthetic eye.
So we proceeded through the day, one step at a time. All four of us would go into the room, and go through another step. Sometimes we waited in the waiting room for a while, other times we could leave for a while to walk around, or go to lunch.
She was fitted and measured. The ocularist carefully painted and shaped the new eye. By 5pm, it was done, and her new eye was in place. It is beautiful.
It's wonderful to hear Lauren's pain is minimal, but Cheryl added it's "the emotional pain that is the tough one".
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Lauren Scruggs may be making progress in her recovery, but according to her mom last week was very difficult.
Cheryl Scruggs wrote on Friday night they are now working through the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
Her entry continued:
We have experienced a little of this along this journey, but we now face it head on. Hard? um excruciating……….
They said it was coming……..and it has. It's healthy, yes. It's necessary, yes. But it's brutal.
At the beginning, many of the doctors told us "this will be a marathon, not a sprint; this will be a long rode to recovery.". I guess they were right.
I feel like such a debbie-downer; not being my upbeat, positive self, And I find it hard to write and put on paper what we are really experiencing, Have two months really gone by? Did Christmas really come and go? Is it really 2012? Hard to believe it's been 2 months since it all happened; sometimes it feels like a day; sometimes it feels like 5 years.
We'd like to think the worst is over for Lauren, but as Cheryl said it will indeed be a long road to recovery.
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