One Year Hipaversary!

I'm one year post-op from my RPAO and arthroscopy! And what a year it's been! It's such a big milestone and I've looked forward to being at this stage for some time now. I can confidently say my hip is feeling awesome! It is still weak, but I'm PT'ing it right along side with the …

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Cheering Squad

I've had a quiet week of processing the news I got about my neck. I'm doing better and have decided to block it out until I see my surgeon again in a few weeks. I figure there's nothing to be done now and I can't make any decisions until I get more answers. Until then, …

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Yet Another Hurdle

I received pretty devastating news today about my cervical spine. I don't write much on here about my neck injury or the recovery except for when it is associated with my hip recoveries. I am not ready to go into the details about it today either, but will probably be taking a bit of a …

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Gaining Strength

I went "swimming" for the first time on Sunday. I put swimming in quotes because I can't do any one stroke. I was in a lane next to several swim lessons and I can only imagine what those teachers and students are thinking about my strokes. It makes me laugh actually! I went to the …

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PAO PT Protocol

I found my copy of the PT protocol and thought it would be helpful to post here. These are the guidelines set up by my specific surgeon. I know other surgeons have different guidelines, so contact your surgeon and PT for details for your own recovery. If you don't have guidelines, then maybe this can …

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Lucy’s 7th Birthday

Lucy turned 7 today! She had a special breakfast with a fried egg on top and a candle (crazy dog mom over here!). She also came to a playdate with two of my friends and their two year old cuties. She got a bone marrow bone treat at night and a present to unwrap. She …

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My First Official Walk

My friend, Kristina, came to visit today. We had a delicious Dutch baby pancake and grapefruit and coffees from my coffee bar. Yum! I haven't gone for a walk from the house and without crutches yet, so we decided to give it a try. We walked down to the beach and watched the surfers from …

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Joshua Tree Getaway

This weekend we went to J Tree for some friends' birthday celebrations. I have never been and was stoked to hear they got an air bnb and invited us out there. If we were camping, I wouldn't be able to go, so this was perfect! It was a good and chill weekend. The rental was …

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New Year’s in Mexico

I am enjoying the change of years in Mexico at our friends' house. It has been quiet and mellow. Totally fine by me! I enjoyed the beach and as you can see in the pics, it's a long walk down and up. I went to the beach once for the first two days, but then …

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Holiday Exhaustion

So...holidays are normally quite tiring for everyone, but I didn't even think about it until today...I'm not 100% yet and therefore with recovery and the holiday fesitivites, I am so exhausted. I took my crutches with me, but never took them out of the car except for the one beach walk (up and down a …

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