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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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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Chillin’ Like A Villian!

PT has been getting more intense, which is great, but also exhausting. I have been waking up and making a coffee from my new coffee bar that I put together and then going back to bed and reading. I can finally read comfortably with my neck, which is a great new milestone and accomplishment! Reading …

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Seattle Trip 1

Seattle was great! My hip survived and so did my body, but I am so exhausted. I've been sleeping ever since I got home just to recuperate a bit. I had to bow out of some activities and obviously drive most places because I knew I wouldn't make it walking, but all in all, it …

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A Big Week

I had one land therapy and two water therapy appointments this week. That was my first time having that much PT in one week. I have max'd out on my water therapy exercises which is great timing because next week will be my last appointment. With the set back over the weekend, I ended up …

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More Doctors…

Over the last couple of days, I have seen a neurologist and gone through a lot of testing. The good news is that the nerve and muscle tests were basically normal and my blood work was as well. We are trying to make sense of my fatigue, heightened reflexes, horrible back pain and other symptoms …

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Neck Fusion Update

I saw my neck surgeon today for my six month follow up. The appointment didn't go as well as I would have thought. I am trying to live with no expectations, but somehow I learn after these appointments that I have set expectations subconsciously. My surgeon has been telling me since I met him eight …

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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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