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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

Guest post: One year down

Guest post: One year down

Editor’s note: In recognition of one year since surgery to correct my diastasis symphysis pubis, I asked a dear friend and my husband to write reflections for this space. This post was written by my husband. He’s written here once before, while I was in surgery. He intends for this to be the first of … Continue reading

Guest Post: My glass ballerina: one year later

Guest Post: My glass ballerina: one year later

Editor’s note: In recognition of one year since surgery to correct my diastasis symphysis pubis, I asked a dear friend and my husband to write reflections for this space. This post was written by that friend, who has guest blogged for me before. Read her previous posts: August 2012¬†and September 2012. My glass ballerina: one … Continue reading

From walker user to move-in pro in one year

From walker user to move-in pro in one year

Until about 10 p.m. today I felt like She-Ra (Thanks to Internationalhero.co.uk for the image). Do you remember her? The Princess of Power who was He-Man’s female counterpart? Anyway, when I was a kid, she was a badass who could do anything with a terrifically catchy theme song. And today, for 13 hours, I felt … Continue reading

Wisdom (teeth)

Wisdom (teeth)

My wisdom teeth are coming out on Friday. Yes, I am a medical freak of nature. I am 32 years old and my wisdom teeth are still impacted. The three of them that exist are anyway. So, at 8 a.m. Friday I will have them surgically extracted. I met with the oral surgeon recently about … Continue reading

Show me the baby

You know how sometimes to hear something that just sticks with you? Nearly two weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with students at the university who put together a two-day leadership simulation contest. The Leadership Challenge Event takes 11 months to plan and this year brought in 28 teams of high school and … Continue reading

The Universal Pain Assessment Scale

The Universal Pain Assessment Scale

I discovered a new “trigger” this week. Twice this week people around me used the Universal Pain Assessment Scale to describe how they were feeling. “… I’m at an 8 or 9…” I wasn’t directly involved in the conversations but I could hear them. The first time I had to leave the room to calm … Continue reading

New DSP Community

This is amazing! A while back I set up a Google alert for the term “diastasis symphysis pubis”. It has helped me find some great articles and other momma’s who post on sites like Baby Center. Today, it lead me to a brand new forum called SymphysisPubis.com. The forum was started this week by Sharon, … Continue reading

All patched up and ready to go

All patched up and ready to go

There were days I thought what happened to day never would. There were many excruciating days before my pelvic reconstruction surgery to repair diastasis symphysis pubis sustained during childbirth. And on many of those days in the months after our son’s birth in January 2012, my husband and I wondered if I would ever get … Continue reading

100 women everyday

Early in this process I discovered a statistic that I have shared here before. Everyday across the globe, 1 in 3,000 women will substantially injury her pelvis in childbirth (or pregnancy). And everyday across the world, about 30,000 women give birth. That means every single day, 100 women experience an injury like mine. It is … Continue reading