Well, here I go back at it loading up for a photoshoot. After months of being humbled by these crutches, I’m slowly reintroducing myself to doing photo sessions with clients again. It’s amazing the things we take for granted until we lose them and have to work hard to get them back, like simply being able to walk. In my case, I’m working hard everyday to get my hip healthy again and battle through osteoarthritis. And you know what? The cool thing is I’m getting there, bit by bit. Each day so far brings more strength and a little less pain, woot! And it’s so flippin’ neat to see the actual cartilage growing back when the doc does imaging. I have gained an entirely new perspective and empathy for people dealing with chronic pain. Before all this, I didn’t get it. Physical fitness was my thing, and it came easy to me. Talk about learning a life lesson. Everyone is dealing with some kind of personal battle ( be it physical or emotional) , so be patient with people. And if you see someone with crutches, a cane, a walker, wheelchair, etc, then hold the door for them. Be kind. Be friendly. Don’t judge, because it could be you one day. Yes, I’m still on crutches, and yes, I have a long way to go, but so far I’m slowly moving in the right direction, and I thank God for it. The photo session went well by the way. At the last minute, I decided to do it on ONE crutch instead of two… It was a success! Here’s to baby steps! #feelingblessed #theprocessofbecoming #beatingosteoarthritis #osteoarthritis #crutchlife

Well, here I go back at it loading up for a photoshoot. After months of being humbled by these crutches, I'm slowly reintroducing myself to doing photo sessions with clients again. It's amazing the things we take for granted until we lose them and have to work hard to get them back, like simply being able to walk. In my case, I'm working hard everyday to get my hip healthy again and battle through osteoarthritis. And you know what? The cool thing is I'm getting there, bit by bit. Each day so far brings more strength and a little less pain, woot! And it's so flippin' neat to see the actual cartilage growing back when the doc does imaging.

I have gained an entirely new perspective and empathy for people dealing with chronic pain. Before all this, I didn't get it. Physical fitness was my thing, and it came easy to me. Talk about learning a life lesson. Everyone is dealing with some kind of personal battle ( be it physical or emotional) , so be patient with people. And if you see someone with crutches, a cane, a walker, wheelchair, etc, then hold the door for them. Be kind. Be friendly. Don't judge, because it could be you one day.

Yes, I'm still on crutches, and yes, I have a long way to go, but so far I'm slowly moving in the right direction, and I thank God for it. The photo session went well by the way. At the last minute, I decided to do it on ONE crutch instead of two... It was a success! Here's to baby steps!

Reaching humble goals!! A half mile. Can’t walk without crutches yet, but I can finally pull myself onto an elliptical machine and use it. 😀 It’s been forever since I’ve been able to do a half mile of anything. For the last couple months, each week (sometimes each day) brings something new I can do, and a little bit less pain. By the way, I don’t know why this thing says my heart rate was zero. That would make me a zombie. It most definitely was above zero! Surgeons told me I’d need a hip replacement if I wanted to get my life back. I’ve chosen to try a different path. #mylegsaretired #goals #osteoarthritis #theprocessofbecoming

Reaching humble goals!! A half mile. Can't walk without crutches yet, but I can finally pull myself onto an elliptical machine and use it. 😀 It's been forever since I've been able to do a half mile of anything. For the last couple months, each week (sometimes each day) brings something new I can do, and a little bit less pain.

By the way, I don't know why this thing says my heart rate was zero. That would make me a zombie. It most definitely was above zero!

Surgeons told me I'd need a hip replacement if I wanted to get my life back. I've chosen to try a different path.