One year of Separated at Birth

Happy birthday spelled in veggies
My first post was one year ago. The next milestone will be my one-year surgery anniversary. It’s hard to believe, and exciting in many ways. This year has been full of ups and downs, highs and lows. But mostly it has been a year of healing.

I have met some amazing moms because of this blog. Some of them have offered me resources had hadn’t discovered. Many have shared their personal experiences with me and reminded me that early motherhood is a challenge no matter what additional obstacles one faces. All have helped me feel less isolated. And because of this journey, I was inspired to make something good come of my family’s experience. I have begun working toward a master’s degree with the aim of bringing to life a non-profit that can provide information, support, educational materials for families and the medical community and help ensure that a standard of care for pelvic girdle pain and diastasis symphysis pubis is developed and followed throughout the country. Had it not been for this blog, I wouldn’t have discovered that goal.

Thank you to my husband for coming up with the blog’s name, and for being there every step – and wheel – of the way. Thank you to those who came to visit when I needed my spirits lifted, and to my pen pal, who somehow always knows when I’d benefit most from a surprise in the mailbox.

If you’ve been a regular reader of this blog, thank you for your support. Thank you for your words of encouragement, for the reminder that sharing my experience can help others. Thank you for being among the 12,600 views this blog has received from 47 countries.

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