Not Even A Broken Arm Can Hold You Down…..

I want to share something very personal with you.  Recently, I have been somewhat silent and less active than normal.  I’ll admit, I have a lot going on in my life right now.  In fact, recently I’ve mentally went back and re-assessed where I started at online and what it took to get to where I am at, as well as where I am headed.

So here’s what happened to cause the reflection and I’ll tell you why it completely reawakened the challenges within me. 

In July my wife fell from the top of a 6 foot ladder and suffered an extremely bad and painful compound fracture. 

In case you’re unaware of what a compound fracture is it’s when the bone bursts out through the skin.  It’s a very serious injury and even though it was in her forearm it could have been life threatening (not to mention she just missed cracking her skull on the pavement below by less than an inch).

Along with breaking both bones in her forearm she tore the tendons to shreds.  So basically, she has very little holding up her arm from the inside.

After the fall she was immediately life-flighted into a medical facility in Columbus, Ohio where she was treated and operated on within 2 hours of being transported.  If you ever want to take a $30,000 chopper ride, this is the way to do it.

3 weeks after her operation the bone began to heal, they removed the stitches and she started daily physical therapy to help her regain function from the injured arm.  However, during the recovery phase something went wrong and her progress started to regress.  Her arm began to swell and became hot to the touch and all the motion she had regained during therapy was gone.

We immediately went back to the surgeon where we learned that one of the metal plates in her forearm had become loose and would need to be removed.  Worse yet, we learned that an infection had set into the bone of her arm and she’d need immediate surgery to not only remove the plate as mentioned, but to clean out the infection.

She came out of the surgery O.K. but, we found out she’d need twice daily IVs of antibiotics for the next 6 weeks via a home health care nurse that comes out to the house.  After a few training sessions I’ll be taking over as her home health care nurse (lucky her).

The surgeon also explained she’d need a bone graft to repair a small missing piece of bone in her arm once the infection was completely irradiated.

She would also need to start from square one on therapy after all of the surgeries are completed.  There is also a possibility of an additional surgery, which we are of course, hoping is not required.

Pain, Prosperous Pain….

I won’t lie, it’s been a long 3 months already and it’s going to be a much longer, slow and bumpy recovery.  Her patience as well as mine has been tried through this entire process.

I am now Mr. mom and Mr. business.  Yep, husband, father, healer.  Taking care of making breakfast for the family, then heading off to take my son to school, only to come home and then bathe my wife, check the wound and then give her a daily IV before settling down to do some work before making dinner, bathing my son and then giving Beth one more IV before heading to bed for the night.

During this process it occurred to me that this is something than many mothers, wives, fathers and husbands have done for years.  This also includes those who take care of someone sick in their family as well.

I salute you, but also want to share with you that this Internet thing – IS doable for YOU….

Maybe You're Experiencing This?

Many good people have unfortunate things happen.  We adapt, learn and grow with these struggles.  We become better, more understanding people from each of these experiences.

Many people I’ve trained to make money online have or are going through similar things.  The reason I know is because many of you have shared these things with me on Facebook or via email. 

I know many of you reading this have similar or even more difficult struggles you’re going through.

Despite these struggle the Internet can ease the burden when you make money through it.

Though my wife’s injury wasn’t life threatening it’s been a completely life-altering experience.  It’s one experience I certainly wouldn’t wish on somebody but, it’s one that isn’t all that uncommon from us normal everyday people.

While her and I discuss things like the lack of work I am getting done recently and the fact that I haven’t increased my business this year the way I have over the last few I was reminded of something.  I remembered exactly what life was like before I started working online. 

Had this accident happened while I was still working at the drugstore this would have been a complete nightmare.  I wouldn’t have been able to get the time off I needed for this and it would have been a real struggle.

I feel for those who deal with things like this and are not working at home, for themselves.  I feel for those who are not in a position to get the time off that they need to be with their families…..

….and that brings me to the point of this whole post.

The Power Of Automation…..

Because the Internet runs 24/7 and you can create passive income streams, you can make money even while you’re away from the computer.

While I was away my income maintained itself.  I made daily sales, had daily ad clicks and daily affiliate income.  This could not have been done if I was working what society calls a “real job.”

Though, as with everything, this takes work to increase and maintain, it does afford you time off.

Obviously, the more time we can put into our businesses the more increases we’ll see but, the sustainability is there in times of crisis.

So, the moral of this post might seem like I am saying not to break anything in your body.  However, what I am saying is if you haven’t started an Internet business for yourself yet, DO IT.

You have to start somewhere and you have to take action.  But, the skills I have learned have not only given me the ability to be financially free but also the ability to overcome times of pain and crisis.

If you have yet to start your Internet business you can get started with me at www.nicheblitzkrieg.net – This is the best help and best way to get started without all of those crazy monthly fees you’ll find elsewhere.

Start Making Money Online…

If you need a free way to start you can use www.unleashingyoursuccess.com course.  I do not have a support area for the freebie course though and also I cannot offer support for it.  But inside Niche Blitzkrieg you’ll find 24/7 support and help at your fingertips while you’re learning.

If you’re still not ready to start I fully understand.  But, just know that it’s here for you when you’re ready.

But the sooner you start yours, the better.  Without building these things online our lives would be so much more difficult.

Also want to send a special thanks out to the people who knew what was going on recently and have been amazing in their prayers and support.  Like I mentioned, most had no clue, because I haven’t been very vocal about this but all of those who have been supportive, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

How about you?  What adversity are you fighting right now?  Have you already conquered something in the process of making money online?  Have you started making money online yet? 

Share and discuss below…..

Somewhat off topic but, you ever notice the commercials for the drugs the doctors put us on look like this?

Michael Brown

I'm Michael S. Brown, Internet Marketer, husband and father. I have been successful in business and marketing since 1998. In 2007 I took to the internet marketing world and have never looked back. I love teaching people the knowledge that I have acquired and the ultimate boost to my ego is to see everyone I teach succeed in business. My goal is to make everyone who comes into contact with me as successful or even more successful than myself.

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melody - October 26, 2012

Michael.  My best to you and your wife and son.  I hope she heals fast now.  mm

Justin Lewis - October 26, 2012

Hey Michael,
Just wanted to say thanks a lot for sharing this with everyone, I personally have heard about everything that's been going on and definitely hope for the best for your wife. It sounds like a really tough thing to deal with, for both of you, and I imagine it's impacted your work online quite a bit.
Luckily, you've built an empire/income on the internet where you are able to actually take time away and work minimally and spend that time in helping Beth.
It's great to see you get more personal in this post and I assure anyone out there skeptical of making a passive income on the internet, it is a real thing. I myself have many income streams from all types of different niche's and know from experience that anyone can do the same thing, I see others hop onto this all the time and become even more successful.
Don't give up Michael and give my best to Beth, she's a tough gal.
Your friend,

thorsley - October 26, 2012

Michael – 
What a journey these past few months, huh? Nothing like a crisis to put things into perspective. It helps to really align your priorities. I am happy to hear that your wife is on the mend. I pray for a complete healing for her. Thanks for sharing.

Macena Maginity - October 26, 2012

Wow, do I ever know what she went through and still is! It was a nearly 2 year stretch for me after my car accident! I hit a tree head-on and pretty much disitegrated the bones in the lower part of my right leg ( I had my foot on the brake!). Had to be flown by lifeline helicopter to UofM hosptial where they wanted to amputate my foot. Stubborn rebel I am, I said "NO WAY". So began the painful process of piecing me back together. I spent 11 days (3 in critical care) at the hospital while they fixed what they could, sewed up the de-gloved knees (the engine pushed the dashboard into my legs), and 3 surgeries to start the process. What I had basically done was shatter the lower bones in my leg and they came out the outside of my leg, the ankle was pushed up and out the inside of my leg. I jammed my hip, and the air bag beat me up so bad that from the mid section up, I was a mixed color of green, black and purple. (broken cartilidge in my nose). I am disabled, but once the bone grafts and infections were behind me, I was able to finally regain some mobility and continue to work up until this year. I am half an inch shorter on the right side now, and I have fun with people who ask how tall I am…I take off my shoes and stand on the left leg and say, "well on this leg I am 5'2," then switch legs and say "and on this leg I am 5'1 1/2". LOL My prayers go out to you both, but it will get better. I had 2 setbacks due to infection from the plates too that required more surgery, so she will recover, it will just take some time. Hang in there! ((((hugs to you both))))

Michael Brown - October 26, 2012

Thanks Melody 🙂

Michael Brown - October 26, 2012

Thanks Justin 🙂  And so true on the fact that anyone can build this.  I'm not even close to where I want to be.  Anyone with the desire can make this happen ad more.

Michael Brown - October 26, 2012


Wow that's an incredible story!

I think I would have been stubborn just like you were there.  I would like to not have anything removed if possible 🙂

I have heard that the airbags are not gentle but have never really chatted with anyone whose deployed and bruised them up that way as well.

Do you still have pain from the original crash?

Michael Brown - October 26, 2012


Yea it's amazing that even on  long journey you forget where you've already been and what you've been able to accomplish.  Thanks for the wishes!

Macena Maginity - October 26, 2012

Oh yeah, every day is a struggle, but I keep pushing forward! Like today, the weather changed; 75 yesterday and nice, today? 45 and very cold, damp and windy and that leg has ached all day long! But I have it with me :). Yeah, that airbag was a trip! They even took pictures in the hospital to send somewhere cause it hurt me so bad. I now have severe arthritis in the legs, hips and especiall that ankle which is now separating and doc says I will eventually have to have it fused, but going to put it off as long as possible! Once that happens, I won't be able to drive again. The accident happened in 1997, and I have had all these years of use so can't complain. The pain gets bad sometimes, and the "charley horses" from the damaged tendons can put me in tears (looks like an alien under my skin crawling around), but I am determined to keep going as long as I can. Therapy helped a lot and yes, had to do the vancomycin 2xs a day through a pic line. Sitting in a wheelchair for an hour or more while that dripped after two bonegraft surgeries was very difficult (the grafts were taken from my pelvis), but I got through it, and she will to. Just remember to take it one day at a time and don't get too discouraged. It WILL heal. It may not be perfect, but it will be usable and they got great drugs for pain ;). Tell her I said "Chin Up!" she still has her arm! And lucky her, she has you to help! 🙂

Lo Leani - October 26, 2012

Thanks Michael for sharing the sad story of yours. It give me a hit in the heart of how important of making money online now. I hope your wife will get well really soon 😀

teddy l - October 26, 2012

Whoa!  That brought back some painful memories, and yes, it's several years of PT and prayer, patience and lots more patience.  I'll pray your family's recovery and continued success.  Onward and upward, one step at a time, it will all come together!

CMHippy - October 26, 2012

Best wishes and why not, prayers, for an eventual full (or as full as possible) recovery.

Jeanette White - October 26, 2012

OMG Michael! Thank you for sharing.There are no words to express what ya'll have been going through. I am so sorry.  I am adding your wife and son to my prayer list.   You have already been on there because of your Niche Blitzkrieg website building program! Amazing! I went from not even liking to click on ANYTHING—No you'll get a virus!!.   To actually building my own website!  Excellent instruction. The videos and the forum have been invaluable.        You have hit the nail on the head when you said if you still worked at the pharmacy, there'd be no way to have been able to be there for your family. You wouldn't have had a job to go back to–If they'd have let you off.     Perfect example why we all need to persevere.  I am hoping it will work for me when I no longer can–and pass it on the my child…..Your program has brought me so much! You have helped so many people. Thank you !  Stay strong.  God Bless you—– and go hug your kiddo!

dave pitcher - October 26, 2012

Hi Michael, the very fact you are taking TIME OUT to share your unfortunate curcumstance is a credit to you. May your wife get well soon. P.S the value of a internet business was well taken. Thankyou so much.

jimkazoo - October 26, 2012

Thank you Michael for sharing your recent experience with the rest of us – it is a real inspiration that I appreciate very much.  Best wishes to you and your wife.

marcellita - October 26, 2012

She will be in my prayers. It's still a trauma with braking the bones in the arm and having the surgery.  But in the mist of it all God is there to heal.  God gave men the knowledge to perform the surgery  but he's also there to heal.  With proper therapy and rest she  will be OK!!!  I have been wanting to try your courses but have always put it off several times.  Also because of my knee pain since 2009 I have in both knees which needed knee replacements.  I felt like I wouldn't concentrate on the courses and had a fear it might not work for me because of being a slow learner.  I tried others and didn't get off the ground.  Well, I just had  one knee surgery replacement done Sept.17 2012 now in recovery doing well… at times I still have my days.  The cool weather that's coming in doesn't help but I'll make it.  I signed up for you free course to see what the course is all about.  I first heard about you on Work at Home newsletter and found it to be legit info and you sounded like a genuine person.  I even have told others about you.  So now remember me in your prayers that I may success with a internet business of my own.  I need  it for so many reason being single not that good of and income coming in as a child care provider has almost lost my home and no money for keeping it open.  But God sent a young lady to help me until I get back up on my feet….just paying her a 150.00 a week is not much.  She's been a blessing!!

Tonia Stewart - October 27, 2012

Dear Michael:
My prayers are also with you and your family!  I know that you and your wife will have the strength to get through this ordeal.  Remember, "THIS TOO SHALL PASS".  I am probably like many other of your subscribers.  I have not yet been able to get myself and my mindset together enough to start my online journey.  But I know that with your help, encouragement and support, I will.  Thank you for all of your postings to my email.  God Bless your family.   

Sheila Bergquist - October 27, 2012

Michael, I'm so sorry about your wife's accident. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Be sure to take a few minutes a day out for yourself to just relax. Good luck with her recovery.

Lucy - October 27, 2012

That X-Ray sure looks painful.  I was a caregiver to my mom who had knee replacement surgery last year and understand what you are going through.  It eats up alot of your time, it's exhausting on an emotional and physical levesl that there will be moments where you will break down but having a support system helps.  I also was dealing with getting my kids to school and their after school activities.  I applaud you for giving your wife the care she needs.  You can get paid for being her caregiver, look into it.  My employer would have allowed me to take time off to care for my mom under the Family Medical Leave Act but I would not have been paid.  If it was just for myself, then my employer would have paid me.  I am retired now so no longer have to deal with those forms.  Prayers and best wishes go out to you and your wife and thanks for sharing, I know that was not an easy thing for you to do.  That means alot.

Arnel M. Borsigue - October 27, 2012

Dear Michael,
This is my first letter to you ,
I don't know you that much except that i believe in you.I could feel your pain as that situation happen to my son who also broke his wrist bone from a fall at an age of 8.He's Ok now after 1 year of recuperation. I wish i could be on the side of my wife too if she needed me most.But i'm far away working onboard the ship.I wish i could make money on line too.Please guide me again from the start how.I lost my password from NBK and honestly i dont know where and how to start.But i am very much interested to learn and wish to earn fast.Your wife is lucky that you are on her side.Pls help me reach the same situation.Pls tell your wife to get well soon.
Arnel Borsigue

Rosemary - October 27, 2012

Wow! Sounds like a long road of recovery. I hope she gets well soon!
I have been running to doctors all over town with my mom. She is 86 and has had a fever for over four weeks. We have been to a general practice doc, infectious disease specialist, heart doctor and a nerosurgeon. They have narrowed it down to inflammation of the blood vessels. She was diagnosed with congestive heart failure last year. Treatment for the inflammation with affect the heart problem. We have three doctors appointments this week.
Needless to say I'm not getting a lot done with the web site stuff.  I'm trying to get a few hours each day along with my son, who has aspergers syndrome, but I am getting exhausted.

Stuart - October 27, 2012

Hey Mike.. Gee your wife must love you. You're taking care of her and the kids and you're still able to bring home the bacon. Ahh the beauty of running an online business. All the best for a quick and full recovery mate.

Reg Thibault - October 27, 2012

Hi Mike. I am very sorry to find that your wife had such a bad accident.
I can relate to what your are going thru, my wife had a tumor the size of a baseball remove from the left inside of her head five years ago now, it was not malignant. She came out physically without any problem except that mentally she has been traumatize and cannot function well, she cannot handle much physically she gets very tired and has no stamina.
I am happy that she is improving so very slowly but she has to be under medication and it is very difficult for both of us.
I want to make this a short message as I am sure you don’t have much time for yourself. I have and still study psychology for a long time now and I am very good at understanding and feeling what other persons feels and what you are dealing with and you are I know a very genuine person and I admire that very much, don’t change a thing. I would like very much to meet you in person some day.
Your site and what you do for people is a very good thing.
For me I have procrastinated now for a while due to many reasons but I really want to do this website for now I am a little confused as how to maneuver into “WordPress” but I am working at it, I just need to finish my first website. My problem is how to make my website look better before I publish it. If you have any advices of how to get better at making my website better let me know.
The best of luck for you and specially your wife.

Reg Thibault

Katie Bauman - October 27, 2012

Dear Michael,
I'm so sorry to hear of your wife's accident. I pray that she will soon get better and my prayer's are with you and your family.
I can relate to your situation for my hubby since last Jan, 2011, has had on & off complications due to his brain surgery. He just recently went through another infection which has temporarily left him in a bad state.
I want to thank you for your inspiration because I have put the internet business on hold. I have become depressed and discouraged due to hubby's situation. It is hard to indure but you have inspired me even though life currently sucks.
Thank you Michael for sharing your pain because it helps those of us who are going through similar situations.
May God Bless you and your family and may your wife soon recover.
Best regards,
Katie Bauman 😉

Bob Stewart - October 27, 2012

Thank you for sharing.  My prayers are with you and your family.  What I have learned over the last half century, plus is that illness and accidents will often slow you down, but if you have a dream and continue to pursue it, you can reach your goal.  In the last two years, I have had heart surgery (Cardiac ablation), eye surgery (corneal transplant) and next Friday, I am having an infected toe removed.  I am not telling you this for sympathy, because I work at a place where I have more than enough sick time to cover my time off, and while I was off I used the time to create new websites. 
I have built a couple of businesses in the past, but they were based on me being available to do a service or perform some work.  If an illness shut me down, there was no income.  With the internet business, that is different.  I am not where I want to be with this business yet (because I still work full time), but I can feel the potential, and the only one controlling it is me.  That is the beauty of the busines you have helped me build, Michael.
Bottom line – continue what you are doing, and take care of those who love you.
To your happiness

Michael Brown - October 27, 2012


Your story is really inspiring and the fact you are fighting through is very inspirational to everyone out here.  Thank you for sharing this.

Michael Brown - October 27, 2012

Just want to say "thank you" to you all for sharing your stories.  Thank you for all of the thoughts and prayers.  I really do know some of the best people on the planet 🙂



Michael Brown - October 27, 2012


If you lost your password just go to the login area of NBK and click the lost password command.  If you still have trouble visit my help desk at http://www.michaelbrownsupport.com and we can help you there.

Thank, also, for sharing your situation with us.  I can't imagine being out at sea for numerous days on end.  Keep learning, fighting and growing.

Michael Brown - October 27, 2012


Ohh yea 🙂  It's probably still nerve racking to deal with me all day lol – Thanks for th wishes man.

Michael Brown - October 27, 2012


Im glad you wife is recovering from that.  Having a tumor removed would be an extremely scray experience.

As for meeting someday, I will eventually put on some type of conference with Justin Lewis where all of us can meet and chat for a night (or 2) but I want to do it on my own terms and not "sell out" to some big 'pitch fest" event.  So maybe in the near future hundreds if not thousands of us can all get together.

Michael Brown - October 27, 2012


Thank you for sharing your story.  I hope your husband continues to recover and can fully get through that ok, as that is avery scary and serious situation. I know we've chatted before on the subject and I wish you and your family the best.

Michael Brown - October 27, 2012


Hang in there with everything.  You have a lot on your plate right now as well but, keep fighting through.  I believe we have messaged back and forth either on Facebook or through email at one point as well if my memory serves me correctly?

Keep going though and keep your head up.  Do what you can, when you can.  Even just a few hours of week spent on this is positive progress.  I wish you thebest with your family and current situation and wish everything o get better for you.

Michael Brown - October 27, 2012


This is very motivational…

I am not where I want to be with this business yet (because I still work full time), but I can feel the potential, and the only one controlling it is me.

That is powerful stuff right there.  This is the mindset that changes us, makes us better and get's us from one point to another.

Thank you fr sharing your pain and more importantly your progress through it.

Michael Brown - October 27, 2012


Having kids at the time of going through something like you went through, I am sure makes life even more difficult.  Not in a burdensome way but still a very tough situation, I am sure.

I considerng hiring a part time home health professional to come outdaily but ultimately decided I wanted to personally do it.  For me it comes down to just keeping things simplistic.  We have had other options to sort through as well, like, hiring a maid, etc.  We finally just decided to keep as many people out of the house as possible 🙂

Michael Brown - October 27, 2012


Keep learning and building with us 🙂 

I am sure with a knee replacement you're knees will ache on you quite a bit when you're trying to do this but take breaks and keep striving toward your goal.

…And this is great news…

But God sent a young lady to help me until I get back up on my feet….just paying her a 150.00 a week is not much.  She's been a blessing!!

It seems like these things always come along at the right time 🙂

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Michah - November 9, 2012

Michael after working four years in a hospital and seeing all manner of things, your wife's compound fracture still made me wince. I so feel for all of you, especially with the infection – every patient's and doctor's worse nightmare after a surgical procedure, but with the medical intervention available these days, she will be better before you know it. Just a bit of a note – a probiotic after antibiotic treatment will help bring her immune system back up and improve general well-being 🙂
I have also been a bit quiet on NBK recently due to my own life-altering experience – my father passed away recently from melanoma, the most aggressive cancer of all. If I had not embarked on the journey of starting my own offline business and internet marketing through NBK, I would not have been able to look after my father while he was in palliative care in hospital. I didn't get much work done, but at least I know that I have the opportunity to come back to work and keep going in my own time. My Dad wouldn't want me to sit around for too long feeling sorry for myself that he has gone, so in honour of him, I have a renewed vigour to succeed.
Sometimes extreme trauma or loss can bring out the 'fighter' in us. It can provoke us to make changes in our lives that bring more prosperity. It can be the ultimate catalyst for self-renewal and the gaining of insight. A Taoist quote that springs to mind, "To make sense of a muddy world, let it be still until it becomes clear". Sometimes a moment of clarity can bring great things, even when we are experiencing devastating grief.
My thoughts and blessings are with you, your wife and your family. Take good care of your precious selves.

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