A Gung-ho Summer

Ever since getting back from my road trip, I have been so exhausted. My body did better than expected for sleeping on an air mattress for a week and with the long drives, but man, it all wiped me out. I was talking about this with my physical therapist. I'm kind of surprised that the …

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Changes…

In a nutshell, life has changed for me. I settled my work comp case and can now write more about what I'm going through with my cervical spine and surrounding areas. I had to resign my job to settle the case. My relationship ended. I moved out of the apartment I was living the past …

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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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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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Holiday Festivities

Today was my first day in a long time that I didn't have any appointments. I decided to stay in my pajamas all day, listen to Christmas music, finish wrapping some presents and bake a gingerbread cake! It was exactly what the doctor ordered! I wish you all a Merry Christmas and I hope you …

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Water Therapy

On top of the hard land therapy session on Monday, I also had water therapy on Tuesday and Thursday this week. We advanced in both sessions too! I'm now max'd out in my water therapy exercises and am increasing the number of reps from 10 to 15 and when it is a timed exercise, I …

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Two Months Post Op

It's hard to believe that last time in recovery I was still bedridden at this point and this weekend I was alone and did everything myself! Pretty cool! It's exhausting, but it's all totally doable. I can cook, I can take care of Lucy with the exception of walking her and I can dress, feed …

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Flyin’ Solo

I went to Seattle for about six days for my grandma's 90th birthday! We didn't tell her I was coming because we didn't know if I'd be able to make it. Chris wouldn't come and I asked to see if any friend's would want to come with but nothing panned out. So....I traveled alone for …

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