Salt Water Cures

This year can't be over soon enough! 2017 is just a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year. I saw my neck surgeon on Tuesday and the appointment wasn't very good. It's my third not great appointment in a row and I just need to keep processing the news I hear. The harder thing is …

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My First Workout!

7.7.17 OMG OMG OMG! I took my first workout class in over a year! I went to a barre class. This is such a huge milestone for me. I survived and am no worse for the wear with my hip or neck. I was so nervous before class that I had a stomach ache. I …

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Chillin’ Like A Villian!

PT has been getting more intense, which is great, but also exhausting. I have been waking up and making a coffee from my new coffee bar that I put together and then going back to bed and reading. I can finally read comfortably with my neck, which is a great new milestone and accomplishment! Reading …

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First Road Trip

I went on my first road trip to Mexico this past weekend to celebrate the 4th of July. I just love it down there and we enjoyed hanging with some good friends. I did a lot of stairs and took my first small beach walk! I had to walk over some slippery beach rocks too …

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5 Months Post Op

I'm 5 months post op from my hip surgery and I'm so happy to be this far out. This journey has not been easy, but each month that passes means I'm that much closer to being totally recovered! Update: My right thigh is still numb but I am feeling some improvement in having sensation return …

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A Life Without Hip Dysplasia

June was hip dysplasia month, however I think we'd all agree that every month deserves happy hips! This link goes to a great poem about living with hip dysplasia or actually dreaming about what it would be like to not have hip dysplasia. It hits so close to home and you can feel the emotions …

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Hip Dysplasia Awareness Month!

June is Hip Dysplasia Awareness Month! A month that'll be forever near and dear to my heart. Dysplasia affects more people than you'd ever know. I had know idea, but there is a big community of affected children AND adults. I've attached several photos of more information on this cause. It'll describe more about dysplasia, …

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Seagull Symbolism

I was napping on the beach this week and when I woke up one seagull was uncomfortably close to me. He was all by himself and I can assure you, I had no food on me. I went about my business and over the next hour or so he kept reappearing. I moved to my …

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Beach Therapy

Big day today! I drove myself to the beach, carried a small chair and towel, walked onto the beach/sand and relaxed for a couple of hours. I even took a nap lying on the sand, which means I got down to the ground and up by myself! I also could move the sand around to …

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Special Lunch Date

My grandparents came to visit today! Thanks for the lunch date, Grammy and Poppy. We both parked our cars in handicap spaces and Poppy felt left out because he didn't have a crutch or a walker lol. Lucky guy! It was such a special treat to see them today because I haven't been able to …

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