Last June I had the opportunity to work with Stacy Annette Gonzalez on a glamour photo shoot. She is a writer and photographer based in Houston who wanted to celebrate her recovery from a traumatic event in her life.
Rather than to write about it myself I asked her if she could share her experience.
Hi everyone, my name is Stacy of MedFullyStacy.
I’m a Houston blogger and PreMed student on the path to medicine for my dreams of becoming a doctor. It’s been a long journey. There are still milestones to reach and challenges to face but I’ve made it this far, and there is no quitting now.
Glamour Photo Shoot Houston
The reason for wanting to shoot with Eduardo was to celebrate a unique challenge. One of the most physically taxing and debilitating road block I’ve faced in my life, yet. I wanted to celebrate having recovered from a 5mm herniated disc. All from a rear-end accident that occurred the first week of January 2018. I couldn’t walk for 2 weeks and half of my body was nearly paralyzed and dysfunctional.
I was in physical therapy for over 3 months. I was not able to use my left arm, leg or turn my neck without excruciating pain. Even though I was going through this, I still went to school while doped up on the prescription pills. An assistant helped carry me around and drive me to all places because I couldn’t do it myself. I didn’t want to get behind on my academic journey.
I’m beyond thankful the accident was not worse, because it would have been devastating to put my dreams on hold.
I AM STRONG
The photo shoot was to reclaim my power and who I was before the accident. Who I am now is stronger both emotionally and mentally.
I love how Eduardo made me feel empowered and comfortable during the photo shoot. He truly was a pleasure to work with and I recommend him.
In retrospect, I hope you all have been inspired by the challenge I’ve faced on my journey.
Where Can You Find Me?
Follow me on Instagram at @medfullystacy to keep up with my lifestyle and to get your daily dose of motivation! I want everyone to know that you can overcome anything and achieve your greatest dreams.