Getting Stronger! And On the Ice

January 8, 2017 Figure skating

Making progress in my PT and taking my first steps on the ice.

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Losing the Pain

January 5, 2017 Microdiscectomy and microdecompression

Contemplating life with and without chronic pain.

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Physical Therapy Baby Steps

December 12, 2016 Fitness

My first three weeks of physical therapy after my L4/L5 microdiscectomy and L5/S1 microdecompression.

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Supplements and Diet to Encourage Nerve Healing

December 2, 2016 Health and Nutrition

Diet and supplements to encourage nerve healing.

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Chestnut Rosemary Diamante Bread Stuffing

November 27, 2016 Dairy free

My family’s traditional chestnut stuffing for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Made with rosemary diamante bread, chestnuts, onions, celery, sage, and thyme.

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L5 Weakness: Waiting to see improvement

November 13, 2016 Figure skating

Recovering from L4/L5 and L5/S1 surgery and hoping for improvement of my weak leg.

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Surgery and Home Again: L4/L5 and L5/S1 Microdiscectomy

November 4, 2016 Microdiscectomy and microdecompression

My experience getting a microdiscectomy on two levels (L4/5 and L5/S1) and starting my recovery.

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Ready to Turn this Around

November 2, 2016 Microdiscectomy and microdecompression

Getting ready for microdiscectomy surgery.

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Disc Extrusion: A Neurosurgeon’s Advice

October 24, 2016 Fitness

Visit with a neurosurgeon for my disc extrusion that’s causing weakness in my left leg.

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A Good Talk

October 19, 2016 Fitness

Getting some perspective on surgeons and possible microdiscectomy surgery from my sports medicine doctor.

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