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Thankful Thursday – The Happy Hippy Edition

In an effort to continue my gratitude adjustment, I would be completely remiss if I didn't acknowledge the awesome bling I acquired on Valentine's Day 2008.  Besides the birth of my children and being married to The Husband for twenty-someoddyears, this ranks as one of the best things that ever happened to me.  My shiny high-carbide cobalt chrome, Valentine's Day resurfaced… Continue reading Thankful Thursday – The Happy Hippy Edition

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Back on the Mountain

It looks like it's going to be a happy new year indeed - I'm back on the mountain less than one year after surgery. While I was particularly nervous my first time out, more about the other people buzzing by me as I slowly snaked my way down. But I'm out there and I love… Continue reading Back on the Mountain

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4 months post-surgery

Four months post-surgery and I am back on the bike - in France! After meeting our friends in Paris, we walked miles all over the city doing the usual tourist stuff. We are staying in an apartment in Montmarte - I feel like we are having a real neighborhood experience buying fresh bread, cheese and… Continue reading 4 months post-surgery

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6 Weeks Post-Op Today – Hooray!

The time has flown by and it's hard to believe that 6 weeks ago today I was in the recovery room about now. I'm starting to forget what the pain like, an eerie similarity to the childbirth experience. I worked out with a trainer on Tuesday, as a follow-up to my PT, and it was… Continue reading 6 Weeks Post-Op Today – Hooray!

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One Month Post-Op

If you would have asked me if I'd feel this great one month after surgery, I probably would have laughed. Now it is hard for me to remember that I actually had surgery! Something amazing happens between the 3rd and 4th week out - you seem to regain so much. I have 2 more weeks… Continue reading One Month Post-Op

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Hitting the Wall

Once again, after feeling so great, I had my hit the wall day that they'd warned me about. Joanna said that most people report experiencing it at day 9 (which was my travel day so thankfully it didn't happen then). But I guess I was too buzzed on adrenaline to have it then. I got… Continue reading Hitting the Wall