Happy June!

This week has been amazing in recovery terms. I did my first beach cruiser ride on Monday, Tuesday I had the hardest land therapy session yet, Wednesday was my last water therapy and today I had another hard land PT session. It was the first time I've been able to tolerate this much land activity …

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Huge Milestone!

Today was my last day of water therapy! I remember my first session I met a guy that had just finished his last session. I told him he was so lucky and he agreed and we shared a good laugh! Now I'm that person!!!!! I'm so excited to have these past (almost) four months under …

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Date with my surgeon

I saw Dr. Santore today. After our last appointment he wanted to see me in a month and to follow up after my neurology appointments. He was very pleased with my progress and said that I'm catching up in the healing now. It was a slow start, but he said everything looks really good now. …

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My First Bike Ride

I took my first beach cruiser ride today. I am so happy and proud of myself. I've been wanting to give it a try, but wanted to get some good rest before I did. I talked with my therapists and they said they thought it would be ok, but to stay on flat ground. Well …

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Progress

I have started noticing improvements in my strength! My hip has been feeling pretty darn good and I'm happy with the range of motion that I have. I had two water therapy sessions and one land therapy session this week and I am still walking haha! I even was able to lean just on my …

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A Big Week

I had one land therapy and two water therapy appointments this week. That was my first time having that much PT in one week. I have max'd out on my water therapy exercises which is great timing because next week will be my last appointment. With the set back over the weekend, I ended up …

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Extreme Fatigue

I have slept more then I have been awake these past three days. I have never experienced anything like this. I am sleeping solidly during the night, then wake up early and am awake for about an hour then fall back asleep. I haven't had appointments to drag me out of bed, so I have …

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A Minor Set Back

So I'm pretty bummed....my physical therapist saw me for a last minute and pretty urgent session today. I could barely walk all day due to back pain. He got me in for an appointment and assessed my gait and range of motion. He said that the hip looks good, but I am not using it …

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More Doctors…

Over the last couple of days, I have seen a neurologist and gone through a lot of testing. The good news is that the nerve and muscle tests were basically normal and my blood work was as well. We are trying to make sense of my fatigue, heightened reflexes, horrible back pain and other symptoms …

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POR Weekend

Chris helps run a charity for pancreatic cancer, called POR or Pants Off Racing. They put on an annual run and this year it is in November, but during the year there are several other events with the charity. Every year they put a team together and run the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon. I …

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