Survivor’s guilt

Survivor’s guilt

My experience with Diastasis Symphysis Pubis has been so different than that of so many women. It turns out I’m one of the lucky ones. My pelvis is no longer separated and I am leading a life that is in most ways quite similar to before my injury. In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, … Continue reading

Giving thanks

A friend and colleague and I were talking the other day about exercise and how just a few days away can make a profound impact. He works out daily to stay in shape and keep off weight. I stretch and do a rotation of physical therapy exercises to stay limber. The importance of movement for … Continue reading

So much to be thankful for

So much to be thankful for

My family and I are, like any family, not without struggle. But we are in a very different position than we were one year ago. There have been dozens of moments in the past few months and days that have made me cry joyful tears. I finished a 5K run on our campus. We went … Continue reading

Research as a trigger

Research as a trigger

I have mentioned here before that I’m working toward a Master of Liberal Studies degree from the university where I work. As part of that effort, I’m currently enrolled in a graduate research course. My task: A 30-page research paper on a topic of my choosing. I chose to research pelvic girdle pain broadly and, … Continue reading

It finally happened

It finally happened

I am so relieved right now. Something I have been dreading since March 2012 happened today and I was able to keep it together. At the grocery store tonight after work I ran into a woman who worked at the birth center when I had my son. She was not at my son’s birth. In … Continue reading

Celebrating success

Celebrating success

Ever had a day where you feel FIT? Today I did, thanks to a kind woman and some hard science. The lesson of today: The power of suggestion — of confirmation — is an amazing thing. When I saw my pre-surgery X-ray, actually saw how there was something even a lay person could recognize as … Continue reading

Focusing on what is

Focusing on what is

We got together with the vegan MeetUp group tonight and the “vegan baby” was show stopper yet again. While the Little Guy and I were stilling with one of the event organizers, she asked me if my husband and I wanted more children. The question is coming more and more as our son grows. “We … Continue reading

Hip, hip, hooray.

Hip, hip, hooray.

Sometimes during yoga practice I feel like my teacher has designed the whole class just for me. Today was all hips. “Hip, hip, hooray,” she said, explaining that the start of the school year gave us all a chance to think about what self-doubt we’re carrying and let it flow out of our bodies. That … Continue reading

Best Monday in … maybe ever!

Best Monday in … maybe ever!

Today was the best Monday I’ve had in I don’t know how long. Nothing exceptionally wonderful or even remarkable happened by “normal” standards. But for me, it was amazing. We got up early to take Einstein the Prius (our family car) to the doctor (Toyota dealership). En route my husband dropped me off at the … Continue reading

One trip around the sun

One trip around the sun

It’s hard for me to believe in some ways that it was one year ago today my pelvis was surgically stabilized. After everything that’s happened since I learned I had a separated pelvis 19 months ago, sometimes it feels like a decade has passed. Mentally, breaking things up into phases — as I often referred … Continue reading