Rabat, Morocco

Staying inside the Medina in Rabat and walking through the Souk nearly everyday has been a wonderful experience. Rabat is a neat city with lots to see and do both inside and outside the walls. This is my first time in an Arab country and I've loved learning about the religion and culture. Hearing the …

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Laughter as Medicine

Laughter really is the best medicine. I haven't laughed this hard or this much in years! This trip really has brought me back to me. Or better yet, opened me up and made me feel alive again. My senses have been on overload for weeks now. The things I've heard, tasted, smelled, seen and touched …

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Reflection

Today, I travel to Morocco and as I wait to board my flight, I am reflecting on the past eight months (or rather 16). When I was bedridden after my first hip surgery, I would dream about adventures and traveling. I made two main goals to celebrate once I was done with all my recoveries. …

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Lisbon, Portugal

I fell in love with Portugal. I've seen a lot of Europe and have loved all the places I've gone, however, I haven't connected with a city like I did with Lisbon. It just spoke to my heart. I couldn't get enough of the cobblestone streets, the tiles, colors and patterns all over the city. …

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Maui, Hawaii

I went to Maui for a week to visit my cousin who moved there with his girlfriend. It was the longest flight I've taken since having both hips operated on. They did remarkably well. Just a bit of stiffness, but I made sure to get up periodically and stretch and walk around the plane. The …

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Gaining Strength with PT

  I’ve been walking a lot more in preparation for some bigger trips coming up. I do several miles on the beach in hard or soft sand and add in some sets of stairs on days that I feel I could use more. My PT has added and increased the difficulty of my physical therapy […]

Caregiver/Visitor Tips

This is more of a difficult post to write and have out there because of it's brutal honesty. I think it will be helpful for patients to prepare themselves and also for caregivers to learn before they're in the caregiver role. I've learned things that's made me feel guilty for how I've helped or sometimes …

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Cottage Reveal and Medication Disposal

I have finally gotten my cottage all dialed in and decorated. I am absolutely loving it! I call it my little sanctuary or my beachy oasis. I am protective over this space and want to keep it as my safe haven. I have cleaned it all well and then walked around while burning sage and …

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Girls Trip to Mexico City

First travel in the books! It was a short nonstop flight from Tijuana to Mexico City. I met a few girlfriends down there for a long weekend and we visited some friends who live there. We walked all over the city, ate delicious food, went out dancing, and floated on the river boats. I traveled …

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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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