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The Plane Truth

After a great visit, it's finally time to go home. While it feels like we've been gone forever, I am thrilled that I made the choice to travel here. The¬†midwest¬†kindness and friendliness has been more than I could have hoped for. Of course, our trip through the airport was completely eventful. It was the stuff… Continue reading The Plane Truth

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Heading North

After Joanna removed my staples this morning, I was free to go. I didn't have a great view of the incision but what I could see looked like an earthworm with all of the staples. I'd read/heard that the staples removal was painful/uncomfortable but once again, it turned out to be anticlimactic. In fact, I… Continue reading Heading North

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Every Step I Take

Last day at HipHab. Hard to believe it has gone so quickly. Didn't feel so great this morning, they warned us there would be roller coaster days and that it is perfectly normal. Not sure why I felt crummy but it was kind of disappointing since I'd felt so terrific the day before. After morning… Continue reading Every Step I Take

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Bionic Woman

After all the hoopla, travel and what seemed like waiting longer than a full-term pregnancy, surgery is over. I am officially a Bionic Woman. I was scheduled first up at 7:30 on Valentine's Day, what a way to get that little sparkly something. We'd scheduled a cab for 5:20, since the forecast was for snow… Continue reading Bionic Woman

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Bionic Woman Walking

They really don't mess around after surgery. The first PT session was held in the bed, apparently after my stellar performance with the pass-out/vomit combo. They had me sit for quite awhile on the edge of the bed and finally did get me up on the crutches to walk out into the hall and back.… Continue reading Bionic Woman Walking