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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

The accessible stall

The accessible stall

A friendly word of advice: When all of the stalls are open and there is no need for you to use the wheelchair accessible restroom stall, don’t do it. I haven’t needed to use said stall in weeks and every time I walk into the bathroom near my office I’m grateful for that. But today, … Continue reading

Independence day

Independence day

Today I proved to myself that I can take care of my son and do everything required in our daily life on my own. This is an amazing thing. And we’re just getting started. My husband is now in St. Paul, Minn. with the volleyball team for the NCAA DII Regional tournament. GO BLUES! This is … Continue reading

I’m back!

I asked my husband today if he thought it would be weird to bring Dr. Sojka a present when we see him for my follow-up appointment on Dec. 6. He said it would. And I protested: “But he gave me my life back!” I thought about that a lot today. It is so true. Nearly … Continue reading

No failures here

As a kid, I often heard things like “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” and “God only gives you what he knows you can handle.” This year has been a test of both of those adages for me and for my family. And maybe my challenge is preparing me, preparing us, for challenges to … Continue reading

Emotions

On Nov. 1 I was confronted with some serious swings of emotion. I want to share this story here to comfort anyone else who spends a temporary stretch in a wheelchair I used my walker to get back and forth to the restroom that day. On my way back to my office, as I walked … Continue reading

Wheels on the airplane

Wheels on the airplane

A little more than a week ago I pushed myself physically in a new — and arguably crazy — way. Six weeks after surgery to repair the separated pelvis I sustained during the birth of my son in January, I flew to Northern Virginia and back for a meeting. My husband had the busiest weekend … Continue reading

Countdown to my legs

My physical therapy readiness evaluation is four weeks away. My pelvic reconstruction surgery to repair my diastasis symphysis pubis was five weeks ago tomorrow. That sounds like a good place to be. I am doing well. No pain medication for two weeks. I’m getting stronger, my arm and shoulder muscles are getting used to the … Continue reading