F@#! Scoliosis

I feel somewhat guilty that it has taken me this long to write a post. It has been emotional and sometimes difficult to navigate through this mess called scoliosis and what it’s doing to my family. I wanted to wait until I had more information and calmed down before writing an emotionally charged post while […]

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A New Project

Hello All! I promise there is a reason I have been slacking in the writing department lately. I have been working on some pretty exciting things and I’ll tell you more about that farther down. Lately, I have been trying to get back to work more, work on strengthening my core in physical therapy and […]

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Happy 6 month Spine-Iversary

Well, Hello again. I’m not one for celebrating half birthdays but today marks 6 months post-op. Today is a significant day for me as I look back on everything that has happened during these past months and all that I have accomplished since then. Before Christmas, I had my Nutcracker performances to deal with. It was an all day […]

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Jimmy Johns All The Way

I’m taking a break from wrapping presents, and getting ready for my ballet school’s Nutcracker to write a little. It often crosses my mind as to why I chose to go ahead with a Nutcracker this year knowing I would be recovering from surgery. Pulling this off was already stressful beforehand let alone trying to […]

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The Show must go on…

I swore I wouldn’t let too much time go by between posts. Yet, here I am, a month later working on a new post. I guess the good news about that is I have been so busy, I haven’t had too much time to write. I have slowly gotten back in the groove of things […]

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The Three P’s

Let’s talk about the three P’s, shall we? A quote that I’ve struggled to live by;  although I’m learning I really don’t have a choice at the moment. Each day is like a horrible version of Groundhog’s Day with Bill Murray. Well…..that’s at least how it felt up until now. Be positive, patient and persistent. […]

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Jurassic Park

Well hello again. I know…….It’s been 3 weeks since my last post, the longest I have gone without updating. It’s been a rough few weeks and it’s been hard to find time to write; which is odd since I basically lay around all day. The mental and physical exhaustion is taking its toll. Bear with […]

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Bedazzling Gone Wrong

Remember my last post, at least I think it was my last post, where I talked about advertising my blog on my brace due to all of the staring and looks I get? I figured if I was going to get weird looks, I might as well promote my blog and get a few readers […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

2 1/2 weeks have passed and I am finally feeling well enough to write a little bit. It is unbelievably hard trying to use my brain, stare at my iPad and write when I feel like throwing up in my barf bag conveniently located next to me at all times. It really brings you to […]

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Hanging on by a thread

To say I’ve been having a hard time would be an understatement. Don’t get me wrong, some days are better than others, however, for the most part, I feel terrible every day.  This whole situation has really worn me down not just physically but emotionally. Lately, a lot of crying has been happening. I used […]

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Cheers to another crappy week

Well let’s just dive right into it, shall we? Last Friday, I had my post-op appointment with my colorectal doctor for my bowel surgery. Since we didn’t have anyone to watch the boys while the girls were in school and since Will refuses to leave my side, we took them up to Stanford with us. […]

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When will this get easier?

Ugh……I am trying to figure out what to write about first. The last few days have been pretty rough. I am also suffering cabin fever big time being stuck in my bedroom 22 of the 24 hours in a day. Luckily, the Olympics are on and that has kept me busy between nurses checking in […]

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