Best Friends

One of my best friends from high school, was in town for the week. It was soooo good to catch up and have her see my new place and just spend quality time together. We had brunch, shopped, lounged and ate (of course)! My heart is full after this visit with Natalie.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Lucy and I went for a small hike and then surfing. We enjoyed the rest of the day at my uncle's with grandma and some other family. Happy Mother's Day to all the mamas out there!

A New Hobby

I whipped out my sewing machine and finished some burp cloths I started ages ago. I have several friends having babies in the next couple of months and so it's a perfect time to make some gifts. I made about 20 of them or so over a few days. My lower back was a bit …

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Firsts in Seattle

I went to Seattle for my grandma's memorial service. It was the first time flying without any assistance, by myself and pulling luggage and Lucy with me. I am able to walk more and more and it feels really good. I also did my first hike! I thought it was going to be a short, …

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Screw Removal for the Left Hip

The last of my hip screws came out on March 22nd! FINALLY! My mom took me and stayed during the surgery to then drive me home and take care of me for the weekend/week to follow. The surgery went well! I had the best anesthesiologist I've EVER had. The man so kind and caring during …

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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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Hospital Packing List

I have made a PDF form, for anyone to be able to print, to prepare for their hospital stay. It's a long list and obviously, not all the items are needed. My hope is that it will be a useful list to give you ideas of what to bring with you and if you want …

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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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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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