Tuesday, February 28, 2012

one year ago.

 one year ago today i was getting neck surgery. 

i can't believe it's been one year. 
if you remember, i had a mini blog breakdown a few months ago.

it's been one rough year. one where i didn't know how my body was going to heal...IF it was going to heal at all. there was even talk about having to get the surgery done again! i've had my ups and downs - mostly downs, but i think i've come a long way. not only has my body made strong improvements since that mini breakdown, but but i've learned so much about my body - how to listen to it, how to take care of it and how to be patient with it.


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i still have a long way to go. the pain is still there and i will probably get more tests done in the near future, but i am not letting this take over my life. i still have many unanswered questions that haunt me at night but i'm confident that i will find them, even if it takes another year.


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in the mean time i am trying to treat my body with respect and care. i've found a love in practicing yoga which i've noticed has relieved a lot of the pain i once had. there are many poses that i'm unable to do because of the surgery, but that doesn't matter to me. what matters is how my body feels during and after. and i must say, it feels awfully good. 


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have you faced any obstacles  - health or non health related - that were hard to overcome? 


3 comments:

Torie said...

Wow, this is amazing. I went back and read the post where you described your whole journey. That takes some serious strength. I'm so proud of you! I remember in elementary school we had a day where they did scoliosis screenings, and I was terrified. We'd just learned about it in class and I tend to be a bit of a hypochondriac as it is, so I was freaked out. My spine was fine, but I can only imagine the emotions I'd have faced if it had been otherwise.

Something I'm working through right now is a way to self-acceptance. It's not a health issue, at least not yet, but I could feel it start to take over so I'm trying to combat it mentally and remember all the good, wonderful things about me and in my life, too.

Stay strong, and I'm so glad you found peace in yoga! I did yoga the other day and started laughing it felt so good. Alright, I'll end my novel of a comment here. Happy Tuesday!

Lottie said...

I read the original post explaining it all and I have to say you are one strong and brave lady.

I hope it is ok and that the pain is bearable and that the tests and everything provide some solution.

You really are an inspiration!

And I have had a few issues which I have dealt with and its been hard--you just have to take it one day at a time :)

whitney said...

yoga is the bomb.com like that. i am so glad that it helps.

hopefully with more time, you can get way better and not feel as much pain!!

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