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Getting Out of My Comfort Zone

This is my new mantra: “Get Out of Your Comfort Zone”. In the last 12 months I moved into the condo I bought, then moved out of it…

Final Chapter: Surgery Follow-Up Complete

Yesterday, August 1st, I had my final follow-up call with my surgeon: 121 days (3 months and 3 weeks exactly) since going under the knife. The call lasted…

Finding Strength on Father’s Day

Today is 68 days post-op. Father’s day always makes me feel sentimental. There have been nine since I lost the toughest, most stubborn man I know! He suffered…

6 Weeks Post Op

Six weeks since surgery and it already feels like another lifetime. I have plans to resume workouts with an amazing trainer who I worked with a few years…

Milestone at 32 Days Out

The photo above is from May 12th, which was 32 days post-op for me. The original caption was: “I had something to prove to myself at 32 days…

29 Days Post Op

When I first started blogging about my back troubles it was mostly to have an outlet for my emotions and stress. I knew a few people read it…

Three Weeks Post Op

Well, it finally happened: that moment when I thought it had happened all over again. I had been sitting on the couch for about a half hour, and…

Ten Days Post Op

It has been ten days since surgery and 8 days since the outer bandage came off the incision. I have several strips of a smaller bandage on there…

One Week Since Surgery

I have considered lately if my tolerance for pain has gone up. As I am not taking any of the hydrocodone I was prescribed, there are certainly times…

Six Days Post Op

As I begin to move around the house and be a contributing member of society again, I decided to go through all of my old medications. Aside from…