Health, Wealth & Happiness

I haven’t posted anything since the inspiring evening shared with Taryn and the other local BIM ambassadors nearly a year ago. While the changes over the last year have been subtle externally, they have been deep internally. At the start of 2017 post-op physio was ongoing for the right knee arthroscopic surgery done in November. […]

Being a “good” patient

It takes more than patience to be a good patient. The below was my post on ratemds.com regarding experiences with my orthopedic surgeon, as this journey is not over yet. And it’s up to me in how I deal with the emotions that come along for the ride… I saw Dr. Dwyer for a second […]

Recovery is not just for the body.

Surgery is considered a “controlled injury” and while I realized it would require downtime and rehab, I hadn’t given this part of the process much thought. The focus had been mostly on the big day where finally a surgeon would “fix” me. haha. What was I thinking? “Recovery” mentally feels like you are being held […]

Making Space

Hope. Denial. Struggle. Conceding. These four words sum up nicely the conflict that was happening within my mind for quite some time. The more I fought against my reality, the more painful it became. Hope. Hope is necessary for a happy life. It gives you the opportunity to dream and to remain positive in the […]

We grow through what we go through.

It seems like everywhere I turn on social media and in-person these days, I keep seeing examples of how our pain, challenges, and life’s adversity can change us at the very root of who we are. “We grow through, what we go through.” (unknown) These words, these seven everyday words, said in such a way […]