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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

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

No more wisdom teeth

No more wisdom teeth

My wisdom teeth were removed without incident last Friday. Turns out I had nothing to worry about. On the advice of my best friend, I took one of the prescribed Hydrocodone twice each of the first two days, and I took only one the next two days. It wasn’t constantly painful and didn’t swell too … Continue reading

In over my head?

In over my head?

I started classes this week. I work at a university and one of the greatest benefits that come with a job on campus is one free class per semester. When we got here I decided I should make the most of that opportunity. While I was wheelchair-bound, post pelvic reconstruction surgery to fix the diastasis … Continue reading

New Year. New me?

New Year. New me?

This time last year I was very pregnant. I ate a typical American diet, although I was paying attention to nutrition because of my unborn son. I had stopped exercising regularly because I had a regulation-sized basketball trapped under my ribcage and couldn’t do much of anything comfortably. The right side of my lower back … Continue reading

Timing is EVERYTHING

This week my family has proved the adage that timing is everything. The day after my final physical therapy appointment the tables turned. Fewer than 24 hours after my final appointment I became the “healthy” one and my husband became the one with a mobility challenge. I sustained a separated pelvis during childbirth in January … Continue reading

Taking my own advice

Taking my own advice

In September I wrote that “It’s not life if there are not challenges.” This week I need to take my own advice. It has been a whirlwind last few days, with more challenges flung our way. My last physical therapy appointment was Thursday (more to come about that in another entry). We also had the … Continue reading