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A Brief Glance Inside

Maldives, South Asia, 2020 - An empty Maldivian Resort gym Source: Gym Stock photos by Vecteezy As a semi-companion to my last post, I thought I'd give an update on my personal training. A glance inside, if you will. You all know by now that training is key to my recovery from SDR surgery, right?… Continue reading A Brief Glance Inside

Dreams, Fears, Hopes, SDR

One Hundred And One

I know, I know. Been a while since my last post. Oops. Life got in the way for a minute there. I'm still here, though! Promise. I just got word that I surpassed one hundred followers on this blog! Wow, everyone. Thank you so much! Thought I'd write a little something to express my gratitude.… Continue reading One Hundred And One

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One

A box of chocolates. A cute stuffed teddy bear, monkey or elephant. Proclamations of love and sweet poems. Sappy cards or a lovely bouquet of red roses. That's what some of us might expect to get on Valentine's Day, am I right? That is, if you subscribe to the whole idea. If you don't, that's… Continue reading One

Dreams, Fears, Hopes, SDR

Don’t Forget To Feel Proud

As the end of this year draws near, I'd like to take a moment and reflect on one thing I accomplished that I'm proud of. 2020 was a tough one for all of us. Twelve months in. We all made it this far amidst so much tragedy and loss. We could all use some joy,… Continue reading Don’t Forget To Feel Proud

Daily Life, SDR

A New Kind Of PT

Following all COVID-related protocols, I recently started personal training, a key component of my rehab from surgery. I've done a bit of personal training in the past and loved it. Was super excited to start up again. Well, happy to report that so far, so good. Thought I'd go into a little bit about my… Continue reading A New Kind Of PT

Daily Life, SDR

Onboard the Home Exercise Struggle Bus

Source: Stock Photo from DepositPhotos So I've been trying really hard to keep up with my exercise regimen at home, especially now that I'm reducing the number of formal physical therapy sessions during the week. My regimen includes stretching and strengthening exercises like straight leg raises and bridges, among others. I've tried to do these… Continue reading Onboard the Home Exercise Struggle Bus

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Returning to St. Louis

Just recently I returned to St. Louis, Missouri for a physical therapy evaluation and follow up with my neurosurgeon, seven months after SDR. I felt much more relaxed during this trip than I had the previous trip back in February, because well, I wasn't getting cut open this time around. Still, just because I was… Continue reading Returning to St. Louis