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djkinkead
08-23-2012, 07:25 PM
Well, today is my one year anniversary. I just wanted to relay my thanks to everyone on this forum who gave advice and offered encouragement going through this year.

It's certainly been an adventure this year, but I agree life got better as time passed.

It's nice to be taller (although I am still short) and actually have a waist! Getting more agile as time goes on.

Thank you everyone!

TwinmomTN
08-23-2012, 08:15 PM
Congratulations Dollie! Thank you for being a source of support to others as well!

JenniferG
08-23-2012, 08:32 PM
Congratulations on your one year anniversary. I hope you'll do something special to celebrate this milestone!

golfnut
08-23-2012, 09:57 PM
Congratulations on your one year anniversary! I can tell you that I feel even better as I'm approaching my 2 year anniversary on January 5, 2013. I am so appreciative of this forum (and my surgeon).

Doodles
08-23-2012, 10:31 PM
Congratulations! You will probably continue to feel better and a bit more flexible as time goes on. That's a great milestone for you. Janet

djkinkead
08-24-2012, 07:51 PM
Thanks everyone for even more encouragement to see what happens next year. I still have hopes of getting back on a jet ski: albeit the newer model that has a shock absorbing seat--and being mindful not to go where there is a lot of wild waves.

Have my one year anniversary visit with the surgeon on October 5th: right between two long business trips.

The year has been full of some great milestones: Getting out of the hospital (and the required being able to get out of bed, do stairs and get out of a chair on your own), getting to the end of my driveway (with my walker, going for a walk down my street (with a cane), going for a walk without a cane) ;-), driving the car to work (45 miles): did that one at 4.5 month marker. Other weird milestones: emptying the top rack of the dishwasher (and now the lower rack!), navigating the DC Metro for a business trip (I used a cane the first time mainly to keep people from bumping me), numerous business trips across the country.

One thing I want to say about the business trips: I am always astounded and grateful how helpful people are to help you. Sometimes they notice you need help on your own, sometimes you have to ask...but they always are willing.

This forum is full of great people. I hope I can continue to help others with encouraging words and best practices I found while on the road to healing.

Thank you!