Posted: Feb 7, 2013 5:48 PM by Rachel Cole - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Feb 7, 2013 6:48 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- After spending 4 months in a local rehab center, a Corpus Christi woman is finally home recovering from a terrible hit & run in San Antonio, that left her husband dead. Roxana Tenorio, 41, says the last few months have been a roller coaster of emotion for her.
"You are going to wake up with your leg and you are going to be able to walk again," Roxana says her doctor told her those confident words of encouragement before her reconstructive leg surgery in January, she feared she would never walk again.
"He took a part of my femur that was broke and put a piece of metal in there and did a total knee replacement as well," Roxana said.
Roxana is halfway through her rehab and is able to walk around using a walker for stability but she can't put full pressure on it yet.
"I know that I'm slowly getting to the road to recovery and it may take some time and patience but I'll get there," she said.
She says the most difficult part of recovering from this accident is accepting that her husband, Peter Tenorio, 55, didn't survive. On September 21st, she and Peter were on a motorcycle in San Antonio, when a reported robber, being chased by police, slammed his car into them, killing Peter instantly.
"Today I put this shirt on, which was his and the fact that I can still smell his cologne on it hits really close to home," Roxana said.
Roxana says home is the one place where she always feels Peter's presence. She says along with riding motorcycles she and Peter loved gardening and they planted a live oak tree in their front yard just months before the accident, she says now it will forever remind her of him.
"We did that together as a family so it's become a living tree in memory of him," she said.
Roxana says she's had tons of support from her family and friends and even the Thunder Riders bike club have shown compassion to her as she moves through her recovery.
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