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Bernstein: I'll return to work soon

Published September 5, 2019

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Andrew Bernstein, the industry veteran who was injured in a hit-and-run in July, says he hopes to return to his job at True Communications as soon as possible.

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"Being way from work has been challenging because I miss my clients and helping them, and I'm very excited to get back to it," Bernstein told VeloNews editor-in-chief Fred Dreier in an interview from his hospital room, posted Thursday.

Bernstein told Dreier that he was angry about the incident that caused his extensive injuries. But he said he's feeling a lot of emotions.

"When you experience trauma, it's important to be open to the full range of emotions," he said.

"That’s where I'm at. I feel a lot. I feel grateful. I feel sad. I feel angry. I feel confused. I feel frustrated. I feel proud. And they all kind of come and go. I really am trying to focus in on the gratitude and pride of what I am accomplishing. When you have an injury like I have with my left leg, you have to relearn how to stand up. It's super hard, especially when I'm not able to use my left arm because it's healing. Technically, I’ve got a right arm and a right leg and I have to do everything for the rest of my body. But on the other hand, I stood. When I stood for the first time, it was the hardest thing I've ever done. It was harder than any interval I’d ever done on a bike. It took every muscle in my body, and I was proud I did it."

More: The complete interview on VeloNews.com

Bernstein and his fiancee, Gloria Liu.

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