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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

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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