When It Rains It Pours (5 Weeks Post Op)

So what I haven't told you from this past weekend, is that one of the steri strips on my bottom right incision fell off and what I found underneath was not good. When my surgeon took off the bandage, he applied steri strips and told me that once those fell off to apply one more …

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Out of Commission

Well yesterday was about the worst day I have had since the hospital. I went to bed on Saturday night and my headache was coming on fast. It was so bad that I couldn't sleep. We were staying on a mattress on the floor so I needed Chris' help to get up from it and …

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Homecoming and a Fall: Post Op Series Post 2

So I made it the first weekend at home without going back to the hospital! Chris was my sole caregiver, but he was able to get some breaks when friends would visit. I had several friends visit throughout the weekend and I honestly don't remember much about those visits. I have a vague recollection that …

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Surgery and Hospitalization: Post Op Series Post 1

So I have really struggled with writing this post mostly because I haven't wanted to relive the details of it. Also because with all the pain, the meds and overall hospitalization/surgery, I basically experienced amnesia. I welcomed the lack of memory because I obviously didn't know or remember some of what happened until I was …

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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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June 16th

So today marks one year from the day of my accident with my neck. This past year has sure been an interesting one and definitely not what I was expecting. It's been the most sedentary year of my life to date. For an active person, that just might be the hardest part of all this. …

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A Minor Set Back

So I'm pretty bummed....my physical therapist saw me for a last minute and pretty urgent session today. I could barely walk all day due to back pain. He got me in for an appointment and assessed my gait and range of motion. He said that the hip looks good, but I am not using it …

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Exhaustion

I have been SO incredibly tired. I got in bed after our guests left on Sunday and have been there ever since. I could barely stay awake during water therapy yesterday and slept the rest of the afternoon. Today, I had PT for my neck. Thank goodness! I think my therapist could see that I …

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Surfing Life

I was cleared to use one crutch when I'm moving around my house. Woohoo to milestones! That was seriously big news! So for the rest of the day Tuesday, I used one crutch around my house. I was so excited to be able to move my water cup from room to room and carry a …

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Pampered

»Tuesday: Facial »Thursday: Manicure and Pedicure »Friday: Haircut I saved my outings each day for these great pampering appointments. Not too shabby! AND I got to spend each one with friends and these girls sure made this week doable. The good was good this week, but I can also say the bad was bad. Unfortunately, …

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