Take the first step

If you want anything in life, you must work for it. Life is definitely not easy and it is full of trials. These trials are what helps us become who we are. Just as long as we remember that God gives us choices. If we lose sight on what is good, we may lose sightContinue reading “Take the first step”

Never Give up on what you love

“In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul.” Psalm 138:3 This was when I was 7 months post op. I am now officially one year post op. This is a long post. I won’t lie, after you get hurt sometimes it is hard toContinue reading “Never Give up on what you love”

Distracted Driving (Not for young kids)

You know it only takes 3 seconds to get into an accident. Most people can’t read a text in less than 5 seconds! I used to be the type of person that thought I was in control, and I wouldn’t wreck if I drove distracted. I always thought if I slowed down or held myContinue reading “Distracted Driving (Not for young kids)”

Hip Labral surgery what to expect

I already went over some things to buy, in another post, but there is so much more that went with this surgery. It is a good idea to have something to keep you emotionally well. You are pretty much helpless for at least the first week and I needed help for awhile after that. ThereContinue reading “Hip Labral surgery what to expect”

Second week post op labral tear surgery

Well I can now get on and off the couch and the first part of week 2 I got in my bed and managed to sleep there. I had to take a pain killer as it hurt, when on the bed. But it was another step forward! I didn’t take any hydro-acet during the day,Continue reading “Second week post op labral tear surgery”

Third week post op labral tear surgery

Monday I was not cleared to go back to work so just went to therapy and worked from home. I didn’t feel too bad, just sore and muscles tight. Tuesday my husband drove me up the doctor, and I had a couple xrays. Everything looked good, and he said I could take off my braceContinue reading “Third week post op labral tear surgery”

First week post op labral tear surgery

The first 3 days was rather a blur. Had surgery on Monday, Tuesday I pretty much slept all day. Wednesday and Thursday I slept a lot as well and don’t remember much. I couldn’t lift my leg, as the muscles didn’t want to work. I had to have help putting my leg up on theContinue reading “First week post op labral tear surgery”

Labral Tear Surgery

Hopefully this will help someone prepare for their journey. It is not an easy one. Since I already had the crutches, we put them in the truck for afterwards. I was not able to eat or drink, so got up and took off my wedding rings and put them in a safe spot at theContinue reading “Labral Tear Surgery”

Shopping list for Labral Tear Surgery

First off, I want to say everyone is different and so you can tweak what you want but at least this list will get you started. Now if possible, I recommend a month worth of supplies, but I only bought 2 weeks worth. But I have been on crutches before so going to the storeContinue reading “Shopping list for Labral Tear Surgery”

Pre labral tear surgery

So we made an appointment with the surgeon and set a date for November 13th, 2017. I informed my boss and everyone else. During the next couple weeks there was a lot going through my head. Whether I was making the correct decision, or was it going to be a mistake. What would happen ifContinue reading “Pre labral tear surgery”

Hunting Season 2017

This year when I was climbing the ladder stands my pain got really bad. I knew I couldn’t use a climber because raising it up uses my hips so I only used ladder stands. This also happened to be the time that the injection was wearing of and more things started irritating it. I couldn’tContinue reading “Hunting Season 2017”

Hip injection and Summer Time

I had my hip injected to see how long that would last as I was completing physical therapy and only other option was surgery. Which surgeon wanted to get me stronger and I was against surgery. The injection hurt when they did it, and they used an ultrasound machine to guide the needle. They usedContinue reading “Hip injection and Summer Time”

Life on crutches part one

The first part of the struggles with being on crutches was gaining strength. Trying to walk very far took a lot out of me. It was also a challenge getting up and down stairs, in and out of stores, and just doing regular tasks. I was blessed having horses so my upper body strength wasn’tContinue reading “Life on crutches part one”

Thanksgiving trip ending in Pain & bad news!

With the kids it usually takes about 18 to 19 hour driving to get to where I used to live. That is trying to not take many stops except to fuel up and eat at least once. Normally I am ready to go when we get there, except a little tired. When we arrived IContinue reading “Thanksgiving trip ending in Pain & bad news!”

Follow up after the wreck (herniated disc)

So after a month I was still hurting, and of course my walking was a little off. The back Surgeon after one of the MRI’s confirmed I had 3 herniated discs in my lower back. He mentioned possible surgery but wanted physical therapy to try their luck as well as my hip to get lookedContinue reading “Follow up after the wreck (herniated disc)”