When I think about the fact that in less than two weeks I’ll be posing for my “last first day picture,” I feel a weight in my stomach.
It’s a mix of happy/sad, nervous/nostalgic. I’m about to be a senior…in college. Time has once again fooled me, by moving quicker than I would have liked.
Written: December 29, 2017
Yup, you heard it here — I went to the mall to Christmas shop a week after surgery, which meant crutches just wouldn’t cut it. Even though this is my second time around on the crutches, I didn’t have the stamina to walk around the mall on them. So that meant…wheelchair, baby!
Written: December 17, 2017 As I begin writing this, it has been one full day since my left […]
Written: December 4, 2017
Ok, I’ll say it — I’m nervous for my second surgery.
Written: July 24, 2017
But first, a few updates on my right hip!
I am doing planks at therapy. Ten second holds 10 times. I do three reps: regular, side plank, side plank.
Written: June 19, 2017
It’s June 19! One month ago at 2 p.m. I was suffering from the effects of anesthesia, less than an hour out of surgery.
Written: June 5, 2017
Wow! I should probably start with an apology! I’ve kept you all waiting too long. My recovery blog was supposed to be weekly, and yet, as I finally sit down to write this I am two weeks and two days out of surgery.
To preface, this series was written in 2017 regarding the two hip surgeries I underwent to fix my labral tears. It was important to document my journey, as so much of my life (in its 20 short years) the physical and mental, has been shaped by the functioning of my hips. Writing is often the way I come to terms with so much of the decisions I make and the situations I am in. I hope you enjoy the sorrow, humor, vulnerability, authenticity, and understanding I poured into these pieces.