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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 ‎06-28-2016 05:24 PM

Missed you Mary Beth!    So glad you are better.   We will enjoy seeing you back on TV!  

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on ‎06-28-2016 05:26 PM

OMG,

Spoiler
 

I did not know,  glad to see you are doing better,  welcome back... missed you!!! 

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on ‎06-28-2016 05:28 PM

Mary Beth, 

My husband and I are thrilled you are coming back.  Just not the same without you.

 

You have a wonderful, positive outlook.

  

Looking forward to your first show tomorrow.

 

Jean and Dean 

(been watching you since cvn!)

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on ‎06-28-2016 05:45 PM

I've missed watching you very much, especially on Liz Claiborne shows.  Glad you are okay and looking forward to seeing you again on QVC.

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on ‎06-28-2016 05:56 PM

My daughter and I had the honor of meeting you yesterday (we are from Ohio) during our tour. You were a great bonus to our tour..  So glad you are feeling better and slowly returning to work. You looked beautiful as always!

 

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on ‎06-28-2016 06:56 PM

So glad you are back.  You are an inspiration and friend to all especially for people who are sick and cannot go out.  I do not think tht the how hosts realize their influence on people.  God be with you daily.  Peace to you and your family.

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on ‎06-28-2016 07:33 PM

Wonderful to hear that you are feeling better and will be returning. God Bless!

 

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on ‎06-28-2016 08:01 PM

Oh Mary Beth, it's a miracle that you survived this and are able to talk about it!

 

I would never suggest that what you have gone through was a 'cake walk'; I agree with you though that it could have been ten times worse.

 

Mary Beth, the hand of God was upon you during the accident.  

 

It will be so good to see you, however please pace yourself. You are precious to so many of us - we want you to be completely healed.

 

I can only imagine how terrified your beloved husband and children were.  I continue to pray for your entire family as you work your way back to full recovery.

 

Bernadette

 

 

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‎06-28-2016 08:15 PM - edited ‎06-28-2016 08:17 PM

Omigosh, Mary Beth! What an ordeal!  So glad to see you are on the mend, and we look forward to seeing you on air!  <3

 

Lisa

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on ‎06-28-2016 08:20 PM

God is Good.  All of the time.  Welcome Back, we have missed you!

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on ‎06-28-2016 08:22 PM

Oh wow.   I am so glad you are ok.  I also know that God is our healer.  He healed me from cancer 4 years ago.   I have missed you.  You have been my favorite host since I started watching way back when.   I will be looking forward to seeing your smiling face back on the Q.    Blessings to you for continued healing and happines..

 

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on ‎06-28-2016 08:42 PM

Mary Beth,

So sorry to hear about your horrible accident....as others have said and I'm sure you know, it could have been so much worse!  God and your angels above surely helped guide you away from worse injury or the unthinkable!  

 

We've missed you on QVC these last few months, but know that it takes time to mend both mentally and physically.

 

I wish you the best in your healing process; no doubt it will take a lot of time in the long run, but you have the faith and the spirit to come through it all!

 

Will be watching for you on the air and will be so happy to see you back!  God is Good!  Take Good Care! 

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on ‎06-28-2016 08:43 PM

Welcome Back MaryBeth!  It will be so good to see your beautiful self back on QVC.  You have been so missed by so many people.  Can't wait to see you on Wednesday.  God Bless You!

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on ‎06-28-2016 08:53 PM

God has blessed you Mary Beth and we all are so very grateful!  Your positive personality is our blessing.  Prayers have come your way for your full recovery.  We have missed you and will be looking for you tomorrow morning.  Thank you for sharing your recovery with us.  Hugs!

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on ‎06-28-2016 08:55 PM

I had no idea! May God bless and comfort you and surround you with healing light. Welcome back and take it easy.

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on ‎06-28-2016 08:56 PM

Mary Beth, 

You've been missed and you are Blessed. 

Sincerely,  

Your Boxer Lover Friend in Los Angeles...Susan

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on ‎06-28-2016 08:58 PM

Hi Mary Beth,

 

I am so glad to hear you're doing ok, I too have just been saved by angels after a car accident.  I flipped (end over end) my car off the freeway at 65 miles an hour due to hydroplaning or an oil slick or something.  Only God knew then, why I walked away with only one arm bruised and a knot on my head that went down the next day.  No consussion, no bleeding, no broken anything.  My angels were very strong!  20 days later I found out that my husband and I need to be, and are going to be legal guardians of our grandchildren, 14 granddaughter and 11 grandson.  God's plan was for me to be here to take care of them. 

 

I will keep you in my prayers to heal completely, 

Take Care,

DEVO  Smiley Happy

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on ‎06-28-2016 08:59 PM
So glad to hear that you are ok.love and God bless you and your family. I've been watching
You on the Q. Seems like forever . Take care and welcome back. Love you
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on ‎06-28-2016 09:01 PM

Prayers to you, God has a purpose for you.  Glad you coming bac, missed you.

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on ‎06-28-2016 09:05 PM

Oh my goodness, I had absolutely no idea.  So glad to hear that you have healed up and getting back to work!

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on ‎06-28-2016 09:13 PM
Praise our Good Lord! He's not done with you yet!! Love you Mary Beth!! Welcome back!
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on ‎06-28-2016 09:27 PM
So glad you've healed and Welcome Back!!
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on ‎06-28-2016 09:34 PM

Mary Beth, This is the first I've heard about your accident and am so thankful that you survived this accident!! I'm glad you are healing and know that we are happy that you will be back on air!!

 

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on ‎06-28-2016 09:42 PM

Was wondering where you were at. So glad to hear you're on the mend . Will be good to see you back!

 

 

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on ‎06-28-2016 09:42 PM

Mary Beth, I'm sorry to hear of your accident, it's a blessing indeed that you are recovering so quickly.  I am looking forward to seeing you back on QVC.

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on ‎06-28-2016 10:00 PM

God is so good. He dose'nt promise us a life without pain but ismwith us through it all.  We are so blessed to have you back with your QVC family.  God Bless you and yours

 

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on ‎06-28-2016 10:15 PM

So thankful that you are ok....you are an inspiration...my prayers are with you...Welcome back to the Q,,,you were missed. God Bless you always....Heart

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on ‎06-28-2016 10:21 PM
Mary beth, so happy that you are feeling better, you look great considering this terrible accident. It will be so nice to see you back on the Q!
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on ‎06-28-2016 10:27 PM

So very glad you are all right!!!  I have been a QVC customer for many years now and have never commented.  But after reading about your ordeal I decided that since you were the host at the time of my very first purchase, you would also be my very first comment.  You are a BEAUTIFUL lady!  It shines right through the television.  Many blessings to you as you return to work and continue to recover...all the best!!!

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on ‎06-28-2016 11:14 PM
As I sit here in tears after reading this, I am amazed and incredibly inspired by your strength, positivity, and faith. I am so happy to hear that your recovery is going well and you are coming back on the Q! Excited to see you again! God bless you always!
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on ‎06-28-2016 11:16 PM

Welcome back Mary Beth....I have missed you very much...you "are" QVC...my Gold Lady..Smiley Happy 

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on ‎06-28-2016 11:22 PM
So glad you are back! Prayers for your continued recovery!
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on ‎06-28-2016 11:28 PM

Somebody upstairs was truley looking out for you. 

Happy that you are on the mend. Take care and dont work too hard, just coming back

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on ‎06-29-2016 12:27 AM

Get well soon, Mary Beth, God bless you and be strong, miss you 

 

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on ‎06-29-2016 12:48 AM

I had no idea where you went I'm so glad to  hear you're coming back I was starting to think you had quit the Q like Bob did a few years ago.David does a wonderful job but I still miss Bob. Anyway I will be watching in the morning. God Bless and don't rush anything. We don't want you to over do it and hurt yourself, we all will understand if you need to take a little more time to heal. Prayers to you.

 

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on ‎06-29-2016 02:46 AM

Sending Healing Love.    Thankful you are on the mend.     Giving Thanks.

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on ‎06-29-2016 05:47 AM

So glad you are okay and on the road to recovery. You had a angel on your shoulder that day. Glad you are back you have been missed. Prayers and happy thoughts to you. God bless 

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on ‎06-29-2016 06:47 AM

I've missed you Mary Beth and have wondered how you were coming along.  It seems like forever since we've seen you.  I'll miss your "debut" since I'll be at a medical appointment too (way too many these days) but I'll play it back when I get home.   Way over twenty years ago, I made my first purchase on QVC and guess who was the host?  You!  It was on a Sunday afternoon and I saw something I liked.  I'm so glad you are back with us.  Hugs from Illinois.

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on ‎06-29-2016 07:05 AM

Mary Beth, I remember you from your prior job.  Seeing you carrying your first baby in your blue dress.  You are beautiful inside and out.  Was so glad you joined QVC.  How lucky they are.  Glad you didn't receive permanant damage and are  recovering.  Blessings.

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on ‎06-29-2016 07:38 AM

Marybeth, you are an inspiration. I'm so sorry this happened to you! I am so happy you are better and back at QVC. May God continue to bless you as you continue your recovery and continue your work connecting with viewers and sharing  your peaceful calm and love to all who "know" you. The world needs more people like you!

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on ‎06-29-2016 07:59 AM

God is so good .Heart

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on ‎06-29-2016 08:04 AM
I was wondering why I hadn't seen you, but because I haven't watched the Q in quite a while, I didn't think much of it. I'm so sorry for all you have gone through and thank God that you're alive and on the mend. I send you my good wishes and may you have many blessings for many years.
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on ‎06-29-2016 09:18 AM

Mary Beth,

You look (beautiful), and sound just as you did before that horrific accident.  

 

All your hard work in therapy paid off!

 

Jean and Dennis

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on ‎06-29-2016 09:26 AM

Mary Beth, I had no idea you were going through this journey.  You look so great today.  So glad to see you.  I wish you all the best in your continued recovery.  I have been a fan of yours for years.  I still use your wonderful cookbooks.  Julie in Ohio.

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on ‎06-29-2016 09:28 AM

Thank God you're OK. Was in an accident many years ago. Thinking back awhile later I could see God's hand in the way we were protected.  He's got us in his hands. Great to see your pretty face again. Blessings 

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on ‎06-29-2016 09:31 AM

Welcome Back Mary Beth! Please do not over do it! 

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on ‎06-29-2016 10:02 AM

 Welcome back Mary Beth.........PRAISE GOD , PRAISE GOD. PRAISE GOD..........I GIVE GOD THE GLORY.  FOR CARRYING YOU THRU THIS NIGHTMARE. FOR PROTECTING YOU.....FOR HEALING YOU.  GOD I LIFT UP MARY BETH TO YOU......you know her needs...we are asking for a COMPLETE RECOVERY.  That you will RESTORE her body back if not better than when she started.   YOU are our PHYSICIAN ......WE give you the Glory and the Praise for bringing back Mary Beth. For protecting her. and for her Healing. in JESUS NAME I PRAY..AMEN.    Welcome back Mary Beth.....so happy you are back......you have been so missed on the Q .......you are part of our family.  Its amazing how so many of you on the   Q   have become a big part of us.....with all the ugly in the world today......the news , is so depressing...I just do not wnat to listen to the bad news......so i SHOP........lol  OR just watch to or listen to while im on my laptop.......... thank you Mary Beth........FOR  being a big part of all of our families.   QVC  is just a shop show........BUT ITS THE HOSTS THAT MAKE IT  PERSONEL,,, ALL OF THE HOSTS ARE JUST SO WONDERFUL AND GIVE SO MUCH OF THEMSELVES.......THANK YOU MARY BETH......for being YOU.  Thank you. For putting SUNSHINE in all OUR LIVES with your BEAUTIFUL SMILE.     you have MADE A DIFFERENCE........to alot of us. with your SMILE. And your INNER BEAUTY.    GOD BLESS .....  WELCOME BACK...you was so MISSED..........MARY   BETH.    HeartHeart:

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on ‎06-29-2016 10:23 AM
Welcome back Mary Beth! QVC hasn't been the same without you.
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on ‎06-29-2016 10:31 AM

So happy to see you back and looking great.God was truly with you on that day.

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on ‎06-29-2016 10:51 AM

So happy to hear you are doing well. You have been missed. Prayers coming your way for you to get back to that 100%.  Please take care of yourself. It's great to have you back!!!