June 8th 5K Walk and Day of Movement

June is hip dysplasia awareness month, so Mile4Hips is doing a worldwide event on June 8th. It is a 5K walk or a day of movement. There are groups all over the United States and multiple in different countries that are participating. It is to gain support and awareness for hip dysplasia. Miles4Hips is a …

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These Are My Tattoos!

Today is my one year hipaversary!!! I celebrated with an early morning spin class. I have come so far in one year with this body. Last year at this time, I was in the OR for 12 hours and went through four surgeries with two different surgeons. I received six incisions total from that day. …

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My Story Got Published!

Below are excerpts from my Dream Big post on the jennischaefer.com website. Go check her out as she's doing amazing work with PTSD, trauma and eating disorders. Dream Big: Overcoming Adversity and Fighting PTSD "...I’m a genuinely happy person. I love adventure. I’m usually seen smiling and laughing. I love being active, and it’s always been my …

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Tea Party Thank You

There are some women in my life who really stepped up for me during my surgeries and recoveries. I mean really went above and beyond. My best friend came down after each hip to help care for me. She had her husband switch his work schedule so he had multiple days off in a row …

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Dance Party!

Coming full circle... I truly love full circle moments. And last night was a big one for me. In February 2017, when I was bedridden after my neck and right hip surgery, I made two big goals for after recovery. As many of you know, goal #1 was a trip to Portugal and Morocco. I completed …

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Inspirational Writing

When I came back from my trip, I spent a lot of time reflecting and journaling. This is one of the posts I wrote: This trip was so special. It's been something I’ve been thinking about doing for two years now. I would dream about it while on bed rest. But somehow once it approached, …

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A Meaningful Experience

"A meaningful experience is a glass of wine. It needs to breathe and open up; it can only be fully appreciated when you return to it later." -Noelle Hancock My trip to Portugal and Morocco was most definitely a meaningful experience. I suspect I'll return to the memories many times as it was just one …

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