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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

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

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

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

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

Letter to Michelle Knight

Letter to Michelle Knight

Since news broke in May that three women were found inside a Cleveland home, my heart has ached for them. The young women — Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus — were held as captives for more than a decade by a man who hid them from the world, tortured, raped and chained them. … Continue reading

A royal MESS!

I was busy at work today, which was an excellent distraction from some weather-related pain and a major emotional sting. This afternoon — along with a whole lot of the rest of the world — I saw the pictures of Prince William, Kate and the new baby. Only my reaction was different than most. I … Continue reading

Reading aloud

Tonight I have to read my letters out loud. I have read them over and over in my head. I’m trying to prepare myself for hearing the words I wrote. But I’m sure there is no way around it. I’m sure I will bawl. And maybe that’s a good thing. So why am I nervous … Continue reading