MPFL: Week 15

Week 15 (March 25-31) Although it felt good to push myself to try these Instagram workouts the previous week, I was paying for it a bit. My knee was a little swollen and achey so I decided to rest for a few days. I have really struggled to find the balance between doing too much … Continue reading MPFL: Week 15

MPFL: Week 12

Week 12 (March 4- 10) The final days of Iowa living had finally come! While it’s a little bittersweet to leave my family after being reunited for so long, I was ready to take ahold of my own life and have the opportunity to pursue my goals again. Now that I knew I was getting … Continue reading MPFL: Week 12

MPFL: Week 11

Week 11 (Feb 26 - March 3rd) Physical therapy It was finally here. This week I was going to find out if I would actually get to keep my travel plans. We had our fingers crossed for a March 13 departure back to Los Angeles, contingent on whether or not I finally get the green … Continue reading MPFL: Week 11

MPFL: Week 10

Week 10 (Feb 19 - 25) Since I started PT (literally the day after I had my surgery), I’ve gone three times a week. As I’m approaching the end of my time at home *hopefully*, we’ve been trying to get a care plan in place for when I return to LA. This raises a while … Continue reading MPFL: Week 10

MPFL: Week 5

Week 5 (Jan 15-21) Let me preface this by saying week 5 was a doozy. To quote Kylie Jenner it was the week of “realizations.” I think some of it had to do with the fact that this was the week I had initially planned to pack my car full of my stuff and head … Continue reading MPFL: Week 5

New year, new knee

If you would have asked me on New Years Eve 2009 to predict how I would end this decade, I probably wouldn’t have said in my finest pair of pajamas and bulky knee brace on a couch with my parents in Hampton, IA. But hey, here we are.  On December 17, I had a very … Continue reading New year, new knee

Dear social media, it’s not you, it’s me!!!

I deleted social media for a week and I had a hard time shaking the overwhelming feeling of needing to share everything with everyone, or specific things with specific people...like I owed it to them or something. I think where that stems from is fear. Fear that if I don't make myself relevant in peoples' … Continue reading Dear social media, it’s not you, it’s me!!!

Who has two thumbs, is 23 and also has arthritis??!

If you would have asked me how 2019 was going to start for me, I wouldn't have said in an Orthopedic surgery center listening to LANY Pandora while getting an MRI on my knee. My trip home for the holidays was full of travel, good food and catching up with friends I shouldn't have let … Continue reading Who has two thumbs, is 23 and also has arthritis??!