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My journey of healing and returning to QVC

by ‎06-27-2016 04:48 PM - edited ‎06-29-2016 12:34 PM

What a journey it's been for the past 3 months!  It was a new experience for me, one that God allowed for His own purposes.  It was the night before Easter, and I was stopped at a red light on my way home, mentally taking inventory of what was in the fridge that I could eat when I got home. Smiley Happy

 

The next thing I remember was my car getting hit 3 times by other cars, and each time, my face was hitting the top part of the steering wheel.  I remember thinking, "when will this stop?"  A drunk driver rear-ended me going about 55 mph and was accelerating when she hit me.  It launched me into the car in front of me, and it ended up being a 4-car accident.

 

When it all stopped, I sat there stunned, trying to figure out how badly I was hurt.  I remember thinking, "Hey, I'm still alive...God has something more for me to do."  The skin on my face was getting very tight, and I realized it was from the swelling.  I knew I had hit my face hard, so I wondered if I'd ever be able to work on QVC again, or if my TV career was over.

 

People came to my car and told me not to move.  In a few short minutes, a police officer got in the passenger side of my car and was digging in the glove compartment for my registration and insurance.  The EMT's were taking me out of my car on the driver's side and putting me into the ambulance, and off to the ER we went.

 

Over the next couple of days as the shock wore off, I began to realize the magnitude of my injuries as well as the blessing of "it could have been a much worse outcome."  The blessings...I was still alive, I could walk, I could talk,  I didn't break any bones, which several professionals have told me is a miracle.  What I was dealing with was that both eyes were hit, as well as a hard hit to my right cheekbone, a cut on my nose, and I had a serious concussion to the front and back of my brain.  As with most accidents, my neck and back were very sore, and I had injured my left knee and my right ankle.  It affects your whole body head to toe!

 

Thus began my recovery.  I've spent the last 3 months seeing my doctor, an orthopedic doctor, an opthomologist, a chiropractor, a concussion therapist, a speech therapist, an occupational therapist, and a physical therapist.  I've had a CT scan, 2 MRI's, 2 xrays, but no surgery necessary!  Yay!!!

 

Everyone assumed I was just lying around resting, but with all the appointments I had to go to, I was pretty busy each day working hard to get better!  I've learned more about the brain and the body than I ever knew before, and it's been fascinating.  I have a whole new appreciation for people with concussions.  I now know how it affects your balance, memory, the way your brain processes thoughts, the fatigue it creates, the emotions that a concussion can bring on such as anger or sadness, and the sensitivity to light and sound.

 

It's also so encouraging to see how the brain begins to heal as you consistently work with the therapists week after week.  Little by little, the swelling on the body begins to go down, and the bruises start to recede, and you begin to regain strength and energy, and what a great feeling that is!!  I'm not 100% yet, but I'm feeling up to coming back to the Q!  I've missed being with you!  I'll be back on air Wed, June 29, at 9am for 1 hour of Gold Clearance offers, Thurs at 2pm for 2 hours of Diamonique and Saturday at 7pm for 1 hour of Skechers and even the morning of the 4th of July where we have a lot of great shows planned (see program guide).

 

Those who watch QVC and those I work with are a huge part of my life, so naturally I've missed all of you, and I'll really enjoy being back to doing what I love!  I have received thousands of comments on FB and lots of get-well cards while I've been gone, and I can't begin to thank you enough for all the prayers and encouraging words you wrote to me.  It has meant the world to me!!!

 

God has a purpose to everything that happens in our lives, and it's wonderful to just rest in that!  He protected me and has been healing me and walking every step of the way with me. The following picture is of the car that hit me. It's scary to see this now and to think how much worse it could have been. Please, please do not do anything behind the wheel which distracts you from driving safely. Life is too precious and a car is a big piece of machinery that should be respected.

 

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Love and Blessings,

Mary Beth Roe

Comments
by
on ‎06-27-2016 04:58 PM

Wow.  Mary Beth, so great to hear from you and know that you are on the mend.  Your faith in God is an inspiration. 

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on ‎06-27-2016 05:02 PM

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on ‎06-27-2016 05:04 PM

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday.  Sooo glad you are doing well.  We missed you so much! 

by
on ‎06-27-2016 05:15 PM

Grace and Peace to you Mary Beth... Said a pray for youHeart

by
on ‎06-27-2016 05:16 PM

Yes, you have much to be thankful for . Looking at your car, makes us all realize how much worse your outcome could be..Thanks for sharing yourjourney with us all and reminding us God is in control in His own time and plan..Take care, get your rest, don't overdo . May you be stronger each day and your healing complete. <3

 

by
on ‎06-27-2016 05:17 PM

Welcome back, Mary Beth. I love your beautiful attitude. You are an inspiration to me. God bless you much! 😍

by Vickia
on ‎06-27-2016 05:20 PM

So glad that you are OK and on the way back to the Q.What a blessing that you were not more seriously hurt. Praise God!

by diamond deb
on ‎06-27-2016 05:22 PM

Praise our Heavenly Father that you wasn't injuryed anymore than you were... Please take care of your self and get well and we can see you when your better.

 

 

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on ‎06-27-2016 05:24 PM

God is good to protect us and to heal us with doctors' help! I, too, have been rear-ended in my car while waiting with my then teenage daughter in front of a school zone but nothing as bad as what you went through.  Praying for your continued healing and looking forward to seeing you on air again!

by bitsy60
on ‎06-27-2016 05:25 PM

MaryBeth..I do know what you have been dealing with..Long story short it sounds very much like what my daughter went through..Her outcome..She can no longer help people..A  Nurse..She still has pain and its been almost 3 years.God Bless you and it will be great to see you back on the Q.

by Mica
on ‎06-27-2016 05:29 PM

Bless your heart, Mary Beth!  My goodness, I had no idea you had gone through all of this.  But, God is good!  He will never leave us nor forsake us.  Praise Him for His mercies, grace and His protection.  Can't wait to see you back on the air.  I will be praying for your complete healing.  Much love!

by hucki
on ‎06-27-2016 05:32 PM

Glad you are doing better and back at the Q.  I had an experience about five years ago where I just had exited the freeway and was stopped at a red light, a young man not looking at where he was going and on his phone rear ended me at 45 mph.  My air bag did not deploy and I hit my head on the windshield twice, once when he hit me and the other time when he pushed my car under a full size bronco.  Like you I went to several doctors with head and neck pain and was told I had shaken baby syndrome from hitting my head causing my brain to move.  After several doctors and no relief in sight I finally had neck surgery.  They first went in thru the front of my neck put a plate, 4 screws and a cadaver bone, this did not relieve the pressure I was feeling. So then they went thru the back and went from C1-C7 putting in 5 rods, 5 cadaver bones and 25 screws when doing this they damaged a nerve in my head.  I tried to go back to work but could no longer move my head and everything changed.  I could no longer handle certain noises, smellsl, tastes and being in public.  I lost my job and went on disability and have become a recluse If I have to go out I have to use a cane because I fall easily.  I also have memory problems and get frustrated because I cannot remember certain things.  I do not travel at all and can no longer  sleep more than an hour at a time.  Needless to say the wreck changed my life.  I am so glad that you have not had to go thru any surgeries.  I have attached a picutre of my neck after the surgeries.  Take care and God BlessNeck.jpg

by celticlass
on ‎06-27-2016 05:34 PM
I'm so glad that you are healing so well and I look forward to seeing you on the Q again soon. What kind of car were you driving? From the pic, it looks like it absorbed the impact well while protecting the cab, just add it should have to protect the occupants.
by qvcbabe
‎06-27-2016 05:36 PM - edited ‎06-27-2016 05:36 PM

God was definitely watching over you. What a horrible thing to have happen. I can't imagine why the air bags didn't keep your head from the steering wheel? I believe your message will be read by many and will be a lesson to all of us to slow down and live! I can't wait to see you!

by Ana4
on ‎06-27-2016 05:42 PM

God is good!  Welcome back!

by
on ‎06-27-2016 05:51 PM

I have no words.Smiley Sad

 

So much to be thankful forHeart

by
on ‎06-27-2016 05:53 PM

@Mary_Beth_Roe.....I can't even begin to tell you how sorry I am that this happened to you. You are such a beautiful lady inside and out. God bless you and I'm glad you have made such a remarkable recovery and will soon be back on the air.

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on ‎06-27-2016 05:58 PM

 Mary Beth, I'm happy you're doing better and will soon return.  Your experience could inform a lot of people about concussions and their effects.  Of course you had the very best medical care, and I suppose the other driver's insurance will cover much of it.  However, it scares me to think what happens when people who cannot afford medical insurance, or with bare bones policies, have such an experience.  Maybe you can advocate on their behalf.

by
on ‎06-27-2016 06:03 PM
Praise God you are going to be ok. Blessings to you and your family.
by Marrz
on ‎06-27-2016 06:04 PM

I am so glad that you are getting better. I'm so sorry that happened to you Mary Beth. I have watched you for years, and you are like family to me. I pray that you heal quickly and I'm grateful you are alright. Hugs xxxx

by
on ‎06-27-2016 06:05 PM

I'm so glad you're OK, Mary Beth!

by CB22
on ‎06-27-2016 06:07 PM
Mary Beth, what an awful experience you had! It must have been terrifying, but Angels were looking out for you That day, thank God. We knew it was serious but not like this! Hopefully, your recovery continues until you feel 100% better. GOd Bless you and I'm glad you feel well enough to return to QVC and no one should judge another Persons recovery.
by Rosie007
on ‎06-27-2016 06:14 PM

Mary Beth

So happy you are healing, are well and are back. So scary to think that it could of been way worse. The man upstairs was watching over you.

Stay Well.

Rose Ellen

by ledbett
on ‎06-27-2016 06:19 PM

I am so very thankful for God's protection of you!  We may never know this side of heaven, "why"!  We do know how God uses every situation for good so my pray (aside from your total and complete healing) is that if anyone involved is unsaved that God would use this to bring them to him.  You will be in our hearts and prayers.  Take care and God bless you, sweet sister.

by DeltaEmmie
on ‎06-27-2016 06:21 PM

Marybeth,

 

Welcome back!  On May 22, 2015 I was hit head on by a drunk driver who went airborne and torpedoed into the front hood/engine of my vehicle. Like you I was told that it could have been worse and that I was "very lucky"! I was injured with double whiplash, injury to the C5, C6, permanent injury to my L4 and L5, dislocated ribs, torn rotator cuff and a lot of bruising, oh and a broken fingernail! After spending the last year seeing doctors, chiroprators, accupuncturists, Physical Therapists , MRI, X-Ray, Nerve Tests, injections and finally stem cell injections in my neck, I was released from treatment after 11 months. Keeping up with the appointments was tiring and daunting, while working full time and I have daily 24/7 pain that will never go away.   I totally understand your feelings and pain - I still relive the moment of impact a year later.  Like you, I am still walking, still alive and just so very grateful that my Guardian Angel (my mom) was looking out for me!  You have been missed and I know everyone is anxious for you to return to the "Q" - it has not been the same without you.  From one survivor to another, WELCOME BACK!!!!!

by Anonymous_1
on ‎06-27-2016 06:28 PM

Mary Beth, It'll be so nice to have you back on the Q Smiley Happy Prayers sent to you and so glad that you are healing well!  Thank you for sharing your journey with us by writing your journal. God Bless You, and I'll be watching Wed. Welcome back Smiley Happy

by Mimi 45
on ‎06-27-2016 06:34 PM

Praise be to God for sparing your life. You are an inspiration to many of us and we will be happy to see you back on QVC

by Jajee
on ‎06-27-2016 06:42 PM

So sorry for your ordeal. Thank God for sparing your life! We miss you atbQVC, but your health is morebimportant!  Take care! You arevin my prayers.

by lindaccrowder
on ‎06-27-2016 06:48 PM

You were and are blessed.  So glad you re better and I will be happy to see you back to work!

by pottsie
on ‎06-27-2016 06:54 PM

Mary Beth,

Along with everyone else, I'm so thankful that you're okay and returning to QVC!  God is SO good!

 

Sending lots of love and a BIG hug!!

 

 

by queen of quite alot
on ‎06-27-2016 07:01 PM

Wow...just wow!!!     Live every minute and love everyday, before you know  it  your precious time slips away. ( words to a favorite REO Speedwagon song ) Happy to see you are coming back and looking good as ever!!  

by Pat of LI
on ‎06-27-2016 07:27 PM
Thank God you have overcome this terrible accident. God was with you and will always be with you and protect you. It's been a long road, but, you being the strong person you are will have a full and complete recovery. Glad that you're back on QVC but don't overdo yourself!
by
on ‎06-27-2016 07:35 PM

Hi MaryBeth, I don't know what type of car u drove --- but I'm glad it was a larger-size. I've been driving for many years - and got hit many times - and I was always stopped at a light or in traffic. People don't pay attention -- they're too busy with everything but driving. The worst are the drunk drivers. Hope this driver spends lots of time behind bars thinking about her bad decision to drive. So glad ur doing better and are able to return to QVC. Sandy in Oxnard, CA 

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on ‎06-27-2016 07:35 PM

WOW!!!  God's blessings and my prayers for a continued recovery and restoration!  Take care of yourself and don't push yourself too hard.

 

When comdedians, TV shows, and movies think drinking and being drunk is funny I just cringe......so many people have been injured or lost their lives because of drunk driving---definitely NOT funny!!!  And those of you addicted to iphones talking or texting.....your just as distracted while driving---STOP IT, SAVE LIVES!

by layne40
on ‎06-27-2016 07:44 PM

❤️ You Mary Beth. Thankful you're healing. 

by
on ‎06-27-2016 07:54 PM

Dear Mary Beth,

Praise God that He protected you through this!  I am so glad you are back but most importantly, I am so relieved that you are recovering.  Prayers for you and your family!  You are truly an angel on Earth!

by DinaW
on ‎06-27-2016 07:57 PM
GOD is good all the time! 🙌
by kbird626
on ‎06-27-2016 08:05 PM

I am so happy to hear that you are doing well MaryBeth and we will be able to enjoy seeing you once again on the Q! We've missed you sweet lady! 

God was taking care of you, for sure!

by BellaBacio
on ‎06-27-2016 08:09 PM

Dear Mary Beth,

                           Thank You so much for sharing .... I thank God you are safe and on the mend.

How scary.... You are such a strong woman, You Inspire me, I dont know if I could of handled all of it as well as you did ... Yes you are meant to be here, You are such a wonderful and Amazing Host, We have missed you, But to know you were healing and doing everything in your power to get well ..... Cant wait to have you back, So Excited!!!!

Life is so short .... God Bless You and Your Family! ~Hugs~

by
on ‎06-27-2016 08:10 PM

dear Mary Beth,  so glad you are well enough to come back.  you have much to teach us from all this and i am taking your first lesson to heart.  staying tuned for more..............

by
on ‎06-27-2016 08:12 PM

Thrilled to hear that you'll be back soon : )

You've been missed ~

by
‎06-27-2016 08:16 PM - edited ‎06-27-2016 08:19 PM

Welcome Back Mary Beth!!!!

 

I can't believe you have been gone 3 months.  I know it seems like forever since I've seen you on the Q. 

 

I am so glad you didn't need any kind of surgery and that you feel up to coming back to work. Looking at the 

 

drivers' car that hit you it's a miracle you are here with us by the grace of God. 

 

I've had 3 concussions in my life and one of those was from a car accident. That was over 40 years ago.  So kind 

 

of know what you have been dealing with. 

 

See you on Wednesday with the Diamonique show.. I sure have missed you.

 

Hugs from Wisconsin

by
on ‎06-27-2016 08:28 PM

God Bless you MaryBeth.  I am so very happy to see that you are back on the Q and on the mend.Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

by
on ‎06-27-2016 08:52 PM

God bless you, Mary Beth.  May you go on to live a long and healthy life.  You have certainly been missed!  

welcome 

 

by 416jerseygirl
on ‎06-27-2016 09:08 PM

So glad you are back and recovering well. You have been missed. You have been in my prayers and I continue to pray for a full recovery. Sending love. Edie Lara Greges. 

by Artcdeb
on ‎06-27-2016 09:10 PM

WELCOME BACK MaryBeth!  Thank you so much for sharing your journey, thanking the Lord for protecting you, for giving you the strength you needed to get through each day and for your continued recovery. Continue to pray for you, especially as you start back at QVC!😊 Numbers 6:24-26

by simmone
on ‎06-27-2016 09:13 PM

we have all missed you  im sure linda missed you as well

yall seem to have lots of fun and it makes my wednesday mornings watching you before work

take care

by poota-boota
on ‎06-27-2016 09:37 PM
Mary Beth, I know God was with you...what a testimony you have. I was crying all the time I was reading this ...I too was in an accident...my injuries are not important. We had 3 of our grandchildren with us ages 2, 4 and 6. The 2 year old no injuries...the six year old ..a broken nose and fermer..My precious 4 year old Logan sustained the worse . He lived 2 weeks before passing. I could not have made it if I did not have the Lord in my life. I had to pull everything I had to stay strong for our daughter. My life was turned upside down that night. We know where Logan is and we will reunite again ...My daughter is such an inspiration to everyone...the Lord knew she would be able to go through it. She has a strong testimony. Bless you and I am so glad you are doing well. Welcome back.
by ShirlJ
on ‎06-27-2016 10:05 PM

Thank God you are able to tell of your experience. Sorry to hear of all you went through. Happy to hear your are able to be back where you are loved by so many.

 

Looking forward to seeing your smiling face.

by dpatc
on ‎06-27-2016 10:46 PM

So glad all is well with you! God will keep His children in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Him. It's a Blessing to have you back!!!Smiley Happy❤️