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Three Weeks Post Surgery & A New Travel Piece To Share

By Steph's Scribe @stephverni

Just keeping it real today. It's been three weeks since my surgery, and while I am coming along, this has not been as easy a road for me as it may have been for others. I figured I'm not too proud to share my sassy sock fashion and cane on my blog along with an update.

Having experienced back pain and SI-joint pain for years, it was time to try something to alleviate it. So, I had a full hip replacement because it had two tears in the labrum and was riddled with arthritis. I've taken time away from the university to heal, as was suggested by my doctor. I know some people bounce back easily, but because I have a few things going on simultaneously, I took the full medical leave and am not teaching this semester.

I know things will get better, at least that's what I'm hoping for, but despite doing all the things I'm supposed to be doing, it's a slow go. I guess what we can all learn from this is that we all heal at different paces; our bodies are different and respond differently. We're not all made the same exact way even though we have similar parts (or replacement parts).

So, I've got another eight weeks of rehabbing and trying to get stronger. "Strengthen that core," they tell me, and so I'm working on it. It's amazing how much strength comes from our core, and it's a good idea to get it in order now.

Well, that's it from the homestead. I'll be here. I'm not going anywhere soon. I can't even drive yet...not until I get cleared.

Oh, and the socks. Compression...and you can't have them. I'm going to make compression socks fashionable again.



The third travel article I've written for is up. I wrote it prior to having surgery, and it was published on Friday. Take a peek at a pizza destination in Baltimore by clicking here to go to the site.

Have a good week, everyone!


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