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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4 Months Post Op

I am four months post op as of February 16th! This week I'm still a bit out of commission after bowling, but slowly gaining energy and strength back. I did my normal PT routine on Tuesday and biked for 30 minutes. I biked at a level 7 the whole time which was a first and …

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Big Week of Milestones

On my last PT session of the week, my PT said I could wean down to only one day for my hip and one day for my shoulder. We joked that we are slowly starting the break up process! I'm completely fine with this type of break up and actually quite stoked. Sorry Jeff! So …

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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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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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Happy June!

This week has been amazing in recovery terms. I did my first beach cruiser ride on Monday, Tuesday I had the hardest land therapy session yet, Wednesday was my last water therapy and today I had another hard land PT session. It was the first time I've been able to tolerate this much land activity …

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Date with my surgeon

I saw Dr. Santore today. After our last appointment he wanted to see me in a month and to follow up after my neurology appointments. He was very pleased with my progress and said that I'm catching up in the healing now. It was a slow start, but he said everything looks really good now. …

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POR Weekend

Chris helps run a charity for pancreatic cancer, called POR or Pants Off Racing. They put on an annual run and this year it is in November, but during the year there are several other events with the charity. Every year they put a team together and run the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon. I …

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Friends

Chris and I took the train up to Santa Barbara and then headed to Solvang for the half marathon tomorrow. I won't be running obviously haha! Heather and her husband, RJ, got a babysitter for their kids and came up to meet us. It was so fun having dinner and drinks with close friends! Each time …

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Baseball Game

So after a birthday party yesterday, we went to an Angel's baseball game. I have had to miss a Padre's game in San Diego with friends because I knew I wouldn't be able to sit for that long and in those kind of seats. This time I almost backed out, but I'm so glad I …

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