MPFL: Week 16

Week 16 (April 1 - 7) It's kind of starting to feel a little strange writing these as "week whatever" MPFL posts. While that's very true, my recovery is no longer the focal point of my life. Instead, I have been focusing on what I can do and how far I have come. I mentioned in … Continue reading MPFL: Week 16

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!!!