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  • Save the date!! Come to our Popup event on August 10 in Costa Mesa and we’ll test fit the K9 HipLign on your fur kid! We’re lining up other vendors for the event also! Bring a friend or anyone who needs help with canine hip dysplasia!
  • Save the date!! Come to our Popup event on August 10 in Costa Mesa and we’ll test fit the K9 HipLign on your fur kid! We’re lining up other vendors for the event also! Bring a friend or anyone who needs help with canine hip dysplasia!
  •  6  2  1 hour ago
  • Diggin our newly redone doggo park!!
  • Diggin our newly redone doggo park!!
  •  6  1  1 hour ago
  • Flashback Friday to 6 year ago. 
I hadn’t ran in over four months because of hip dysplasia. (I had leg perthes disease as a kid and the hip dysplasia is because of that and my abnormal shaped hip.)
During those four months no one could help- acupuncture, chiropractor, even my physical therapist said I didn’t have any strength or movement in my left hip for him to work with. 
I took one last attempt and started prolotherapy. 
It changed my life. It was the one thing that after a few treatments let me wake up not in pain and start to just walk normally again. 
I got the green light to start a little running again back then. 
From then until now there have been MANY bumps in the road- many highs and many lows. I got pretty fast, ran a ton of marathons, I got some PRs, then my hip would acted up again a few different times. Then I proceeded to tear my labrum and get a stress fracture on my good hip. 
Anyhoo...... not sure why I’m telling you all this, but today I am so darn thankful to be in the place I am. I’m glad I went through what I did because I learned so much. I am darn content being in this space right now where running is fun and I’m not putting pressure on myself to be faster or better at the moment. I’m just enjoying every run and I know that if anything happens and my hip decides one day it’s had enough again I will be okay with that. I’ve been working on that whole life balance thing forever and it finally seems to be playing out. 
Okay. Enough blabbering on. The boys and I have big plans today so I better get a move on. 
If you’re still here, thanks for reading. 😌 
#flashbackfriday #thoughts #legperthes #prolotherapy #longstory #running #balance #hipdysplasia
  • Flashback Friday to 6 year ago.
    I hadn’t ran in over four months because of hip dysplasia. (I had leg perthes disease as a kid and the hip dysplasia is because of that and my abnormal shaped hip.)
    During those four months no one could help- acupuncture, chiropractor, even my physical therapist said I didn’t have any strength or movement in my left hip for him to work with.
    I took one last attempt and started prolotherapy.
    It changed my life. It was the one thing that after a few treatments let me wake up not in pain and start to just walk normally again.
    I got the green light to start a little running again back then.
    From then until now there have been MANY bumps in the road- many highs and many lows. I got pretty fast, ran a ton of marathons, I got some PRs, then my hip would acted up again a few different times. Then I proceeded to tear my labrum and get a stress fracture on my good hip.
    Anyhoo...... not sure why I’m telling you all this, but today I am so darn thankful to be in the place I am. I’m glad I went through what I did because I learned so much. I am darn content being in this space right now where running is fun and I’m not putting pressure on myself to be faster or better at the moment. I’m just enjoying every run and I know that if anything happens and my hip decides one day it’s had enough again I will be okay with that. I’ve been working on that whole life balance thing forever and it finally seems to be playing out.
    Okay. Enough blabbering on. The boys and I have big plans today so I better get a move on.
    If you’re still here, thanks for reading. 😌
    #flashbackfriday #thoughts #legperthes #prolotherapy #longstory #running #balance #hipdysplasia
  •  53  1  4 hours ago
  • It was a long week! But yesterday I got in a great bike ride, and somehow even managed to get some steps in too. Even better, I didn't wake up sore today! 
Monday I had my MRI for the right hip, follow-up is next Monday. Here's to hoping the labrum is not as torn up as the left side! 
Wednesday my PT stabbed me a bunch, but I also have new exercises! I was a little bummed because she told me my right hip would start holding me back for new exercises. 
But that's okay, cause soon it'll be fixed up too, and then not a damn thing is gonna stop me. 💀

I'm excited for this weekend, hopefully it's cool enough to be outside in the middle of the day. 
Anyone have any fun plans?? #paowarrior #hipdysplasia #tornlabrum #biking #fitbit #paotough
  • It was a long week! But yesterday I got in a great bike ride, and somehow even managed to get some steps in too. Even better, I didn't wake up sore today!
    Monday I had my MRI for the right hip, follow-up is next Monday. Here's to hoping the labrum is not as torn up as the left side!
    Wednesday my PT stabbed me a bunch, but I also have new exercises! I was a little bummed because she told me my right hip would start holding me back for new exercises.
    But that's okay, cause soon it'll be fixed up too, and then not a damn thing is gonna stop me. 💀

    I'm excited for this weekend, hopefully it's cool enough to be outside in the middle of the day.
    Anyone have any fun plans?? #paowarrior #hipdysplasia #tornlabrum #biking #fitbit #paotough
  •  6  0  4 hours ago
  • I spent last night worrying - I can feel the stress and heaviness of next weeks appointment starting to weigh on me.

See at these appointments doctors and therapists play with your child for a few hours and then tell you what they think his life will be like. They don’t really consider contributing factors like 24 out of his first 32 weeks of life were spent in hip casts/braces/harness/etc. They don’t consider that his hearing age is only 8 months or so. That he had a hole punched into his stomach just as he was army crawling and has never army crawled since. They just see the deficits. The places he’s at risk to have severe developmental delays. Which sure - somethings yes, we know he’s behind. But we don’t really focus on comparing him to other kids. We focus on how far has he come in his short life, how many surgeries has he already had and will face in the next few months, how many severe ear infections have limited his access to sound, how much time has been spent in the car travelling to appointments - causing us to lose so many days to travel and not therapy. We are such believers that he will do ALL the things; he may be slower to do them but he will get there in his own time. And if he doesn’t - OH WELL. He has such a sweet and goofy personality that he will be the silly guy in the wheelchair, or using whatever adaptations he needs. So we can handle whatever - but we can’t handle others doctors/peoples negative approaches or only focusing on deficits. We come from such a place of love that it’s not Beau’s future that we’re scared of - it’s other people’s reactions to it.  #latenightthoughts
  • I spent last night worrying - I can feel the stress and heaviness of next weeks appointment starting to weigh on me.

    See at these appointments doctors and therapists play with your child for a few hours and then tell you what they think his life will be like. They don’t really consider contributing factors like 24 out of his first 32 weeks of life were spent in hip casts/braces/harness/etc. They don’t consider that his hearing age is only 8 months or so. That he had a hole punched into his stomach just as he was army crawling and has never army crawled since. They just see the deficits. The places he’s at risk to have severe developmental delays. Which sure - somethings yes, we know he’s behind. But we don’t really focus on comparing him to other kids. We focus on how far has he come in his short life, how many surgeries has he already had and will face in the next few months, how many severe ear infections have limited his access to sound, how much time has been spent in the car travelling to appointments - causing us to lose so many days to travel and not therapy. We are such believers that he will do ALL the things; he may be slower to do them but he will get there in his own time. And if he doesn’t - OH WELL. He has such a sweet and goofy personality that he will be the silly guy in the wheelchair, or using whatever adaptations he needs. So we can handle whatever - but we can’t handle others doctors/peoples negative approaches or only focusing on deficits. We come from such a place of love that it’s not Beau’s future that we’re scared of - it’s other people’s reactions to it. #latenightthoughts
  •  62  6  5 hours ago
  • me is a sleepy bear 🐻 🐾 no disturbz 💤🐾
  • me is a sleepy bear 🐻 🐾 no disturbz 💤🐾
  •  62  2  5 hours ago
  • 🇩🇪 24 / 416 / 779 Tage post-op.
Mittwoch habe ich am Schienbein, an der Wade und am Oberschenkel auf die Schiene reagiert. Habe dann einen Verband drum gemacht, als extra Schicht, das hat geholfen 🙈 Am Dienstag meinte mein Physio noch, ob ich heute nicht was zu Essen mitbringen kann. Nach Nachfragen hat er sich dann Flutschfinger (Werbung wegen Markennennung) gewünscht. Er meinte, als Gegenleistung würde er mir dann ein anderes Mal Eis mitbringen. Also sind meine Mutter und ich heute vor der Physio eben Flutschfinger holen gefahren. Wir haben natürlich genug für alle Physios der Praxis gekauft 😉🤣 Er hat nicht damit gerechnet, dass ich tatsächlich welches mitbringe und meinte dann: "Verdammt, jetzt muss ich dir ja echt auch n Eis mitbringen" 😄 Beim Massieren meinte er dann, dass die Schwellung noch mal weniger geworden ist. Mit der Streckung und der Beugung ist er weiterhin zufrieden, über meine Babymuskeln, bzw. mein nicht mehr ganz so konstantes Üben hat er etwas "gemeckert". Am Ende meinte er dann, dass wir jetzt aber noch ein Eis essen müssen, weil ich das mitgebracht habe und er es nicht alleine essen möchte, also saßen wir in seinem Raum und haben Eis gegessen 🤣 🇺🇸🇬🇧 24 / 416 / 779 days post-op.
Wednesday I reacted to the brace on my shin, calf and thigh. I put a bandage on as an extra layer, that worked 🙈 Tuesday my pt asked my if I could bring some food with me today. After a bit if asking he wished for a special kind of popsicle. He said in return he would bring me a popsicle another time. So today before pt my mom and went and bought these popsicles. Of course we bought enough for all the pt's 😉🤣 He didn't think I'd actually bring popsicles and said: "Damn it, now I actually need to get you one too" 😄 When massaging my knee he said he thinks the swelling went down even a bit more. He's happy with my extension and flexion but he "nagged" a bit about my babymuscles/my inconsistency in doing my exercises. At the end he was like, we both need to eat a popsicle now because I brought them and he doesn't want to eat it alone, so we sat in his room and ate popsicles 🤣
#krankenhaus #hospital #knieop #knieoperation #kneesurgery #narben #scars
  • 🇩🇪 24 / 416 / 779 Tage post-op.
    Mittwoch habe ich am Schienbein, an der Wade und am Oberschenkel auf die Schiene reagiert. Habe dann einen Verband drum gemacht, als extra Schicht, das hat geholfen 🙈 Am Dienstag meinte mein Physio noch, ob ich heute nicht was zu Essen mitbringen kann. Nach Nachfragen hat er sich dann Flutschfinger (Werbung wegen Markennennung) gewünscht. Er meinte, als Gegenleistung würde er mir dann ein anderes Mal Eis mitbringen. Also sind meine Mutter und ich heute vor der Physio eben Flutschfinger holen gefahren. Wir haben natürlich genug für alle Physios der Praxis gekauft 😉🤣 Er hat nicht damit gerechnet, dass ich tatsächlich welches mitbringe und meinte dann: "Verdammt, jetzt muss ich dir ja echt auch n Eis mitbringen" 😄 Beim Massieren meinte er dann, dass die Schwellung noch mal weniger geworden ist. Mit der Streckung und der Beugung ist er weiterhin zufrieden, über meine Babymuskeln, bzw. mein nicht mehr ganz so konstantes Üben hat er etwas "gemeckert". Am Ende meinte er dann, dass wir jetzt aber noch ein Eis essen müssen, weil ich das mitgebracht habe und er es nicht alleine essen möchte, also saßen wir in seinem Raum und haben Eis gegessen 🤣 🇺🇸🇬🇧 24 / 416 / 779 days post-op.
    Wednesday I reacted to the brace on my shin, calf and thigh. I put a bandage on as an extra layer, that worked 🙈 Tuesday my pt asked my if I could bring some food with me today. After a bit if asking he wished for a special kind of popsicle. He said in return he would bring me a popsicle another time. So today before pt my mom and went and bought these popsicles. Of course we bought enough for all the pt's 😉🤣 He didn't think I'd actually bring popsicles and said: "Damn it, now I actually need to get you one too" 😄 When massaging my knee he said he thinks the swelling went down even a bit more. He's happy with my extension and flexion but he "nagged" a bit about my babymuscles/my inconsistency in doing my exercises. At the end he was like, we both need to eat a popsicle now because I brought them and he doesn't want to eat it alone, so we sat in his room and ate popsicles 🤣
    #krankenhaus #hospital #knieop #knieoperation #kneesurgery #narben #scars
  •  29  1  6 hours ago
  • So proud of my sammy graduating yesterday 👨🏼‍🎓 I’ll stop nagging you to get a job now as I need you to be my carer 💁🏽‍♀️😂
  • So proud of my sammy graduating yesterday 👨🏼‍🎓 I’ll stop nagging you to get a job now as I need you to be my carer 💁🏽‍♀️😂
  •  50  2  6 hours ago
  • YOU DON’T OWE ANYONE AN EXPLANATION OF YOUR ILLNESS.

When you have a condition like Ehlers-Danlos Sydrome, you often have little choice than to have conversations about it on a weekly basis. You become an advocate whether you want to be or not. Teaching doctors, loved ones and often strangers. Advocacy work can be empowering but it can also be very tiring. Sick people don’t have the privileges healthy people have, in so many ways. We don’t just get to forget about our conditions. If you see a friend post a lot online about their health, take note and feel lucky that you don’t have to. People don’t do it for attention, they do it because it’s literally their entire life and we aren’t allowed to switch disability off. If you don’t have a “rare” condition then you probably just don’t understand what it is like. Likewise, to my fellow sick friends- you don’t always owe someone an education. Not everyone deserves your time. The next time some stranger shouts at you in the pub, in the chippy, in Tesco:
-“What’s with the stick??”
-“Why are you walking like that?”
-“How come you have no hair?”
Just simply answer back with a question -WHY? Why do they want to know? Save your energy and time for those who are worthy and will retain valuable information and spread awareness. I’ve actually had ignorant people like this look disappointed when I explain my issue, and walk away without another word. They wanted gossip of some horrendous accident. They don’t actually care about disability issues and I wish I had never been so overly polite during my 20’s as to facilitate this nonsense.
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#eds4ire #disabilityireland #myedschallenge #ehlersdanlossyndrome #ehlersdanlossyndromeireland #hypermobilejoints #hypermobilityspectrumdisorders #hipdysplasia #disability #disabilityawareness #disabilitypride #ambulatorywheelchairusersexist #wheelchairusersofinstagram
  • YOU DON’T OWE ANYONE AN EXPLANATION OF YOUR ILLNESS.

    When you have a condition like Ehlers-Danlos Sydrome, you often have little choice than to have conversations about it on a weekly basis. You become an advocate whether you want to be or not. Teaching doctors, loved ones and often strangers. Advocacy work can be empowering but it can also be very tiring. Sick people don’t have the privileges healthy people have, in so many ways. We don’t just get to forget about our conditions. If you see a friend post a lot online about their health, take note and feel lucky that you don’t have to. People don’t do it for attention, they do it because it’s literally their entire life and we aren’t allowed to switch disability off. If you don’t have a “rare” condition then you probably just don’t understand what it is like. Likewise, to my fellow sick friends- you don’t always owe someone an education. Not everyone deserves your time. The next time some stranger shouts at you in the pub, in the chippy, in Tesco:
    -“What’s with the stick??”
    -“Why are you walking like that?”
    -“How come you have no hair?”
    Just simply answer back with a question -WHY? Why do they want to know? Save your energy and time for those who are worthy and will retain valuable information and spread awareness. I’ve actually had ignorant people like this look disappointed when I explain my issue, and walk away without another word. They wanted gossip of some horrendous accident. They don’t actually care about disability issues and I wish I had never been so overly polite during my 20’s as to facilitate this nonsense.



    #eds4ire #disabilityireland #myedschallenge #ehlersdanlossyndrome #ehlersdanlossyndromeireland #hypermobilejoints #hypermobilityspectrumdisorders #hipdysplasia #disability #disabilityawareness #disabilitypride #ambulatorywheelchairusersexist #wheelchairusersofinstagram
  •  20  1  8 hours ago
  • A great way to help hip dysphasia is to exercise regularly without over doing it! Mom takes me on long slow walks with a mini game of catch in the morning to help me loosen the joint and stretch me out!
  • A great way to help hip dysphasia is to exercise regularly without over doing it! Mom takes me on long slow walks with a mini game of catch in the morning to help me loosen the joint and stretch me out!
  •  46  3  8 hours ago
  • PROGRESS
Every little bit of progress is progress. Every step you take to the impossible is making it more possible. My sistas now I’m talking about making progress. Comming from a place where I though everything in my life was doomed and down and to be honest it really was. I’ll probably tell a full ‘ my story’ in the future but for now I’ll just talk briefly about some things. Progress is something we all want to make. From fitness and health goals, if your trying to beat your best time or amount of reps. Or maybe its a mental struggle they can be quite tough. For me my progress is mainly with my hips and being able to get back to where I can do some cool moves again. Today really made me want to make progress. IT REALLY DID. Tonight was my FIRST lyrical class back since last year. I found myself happy but at the same time almost wanting to cry seeing myself not being able to do the splits let alone over extend my legs, or leap and drop to the floor. Ahhh all these things were my favs once upon a time when I wasn’t livin #hiplyfe . It MADE ME REALISE that I wanted to work hard and get fast progress happening after being unmotivated todo my rehab especially after being away for a month and then Getting sick it through a spammer in the works. But we all go through stuff like that. So if you FEEL like your unmotivated, nothing is going to plan MAKE A PLAN TO MAKE IT BETTER if your feeling unmotivated find a motivation, if your feeling like somethings up make sure you find someone to help or importantly DO NOT think of anything as a task or something that’s annoying because it will BENEFIT YOU in the long run. Look to the future not to the past ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❤️zoe ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#hipdysplasia #dancer #danceinjury #hiphiphorray #backtodance #lyrical #myfeetarecool #progress #practicemakesperfect #determination #rehab #recovery #strong #goalz #sarahsday #georgiestevenson #riseandconquerpodcast #thehealthcode #healthtips
  • PROGRESS
    Every little bit of progress is progress. Every step you take to the impossible is making it more possible. My sistas now I’m talking about making progress. Comming from a place where I though everything in my life was doomed and down and to be honest it really was. I’ll probably tell a full ‘ my story’ in the future but for now I’ll just talk briefly about some things. Progress is something we all want to make. From fitness and health goals, if your trying to beat your best time or amount of reps. Or maybe its a mental struggle they can be quite tough. For me my progress is mainly with my hips and being able to get back to where I can do some cool moves again. Today really made me want to make progress. IT REALLY DID. Tonight was my FIRST lyrical class back since last year. I found myself happy but at the same time almost wanting to cry seeing myself not being able to do the splits let alone over extend my legs, or leap and drop to the floor. Ahhh all these things were my favs once upon a time when I wasn’t livin #hiplyfe . It MADE ME REALISE that I wanted to work hard and get fast progress happening after being unmotivated todo my rehab especially after being away for a month and then Getting sick it through a spammer in the works. But we all go through stuff like that. So if you FEEL like your unmotivated, nothing is going to plan MAKE A PLAN TO MAKE IT BETTER if your feeling unmotivated find a motivation, if your feeling like somethings up make sure you find someone to help or importantly DO NOT think of anything as a task or something that’s annoying because it will BENEFIT YOU in the long run. Look to the future not to the past ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ❤️zoe ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    #hipdysplasia #dancer #danceinjury #hiphiphorray #backtodance #lyrical #myfeetarecool #progress #practicemakesperfect #determination #rehab #recovery #strong #goalz #sarahsday #georgiestevenson #riseandconquerpodcast #thehealthcode #healthtips
  •  48  2  11 hours ago
  • Suns out, guns out💪🏼
Dylan had his pre-op today for his surgery next week. 
Please pray for us cause y’all I’m going to be a mess next week.😭
  • Suns out, guns out💪🏼
    Dylan had his pre-op today for his surgery next week.
    Please pray for us cause y’all I’m going to be a mess next week.😭
  •  47  8  15 hours ago
  • HOLY LORD GOD ALMIGHTY A MIRACLE HAS HAPPENED.
YOUR GIRL WILL DRIVE NEXT WEEK, I AM DECLARING IT! #hallelujah 🍷

Time to drink wine in celebration!!!
  • HOLY LORD GOD ALMIGHTY A MIRACLE HAS HAPPENED.
    YOUR GIRL WILL DRIVE NEXT WEEK, I AM DECLARING IT! #hallelujah 🍷

    Time to drink wine in celebration!!!
  •  42  13  15 hours ago
  • Just one benefit of waking up at 4am in crippling pain, you get to watch the sunrise...
  • Just one benefit of waking up at 4am in crippling pain, you get to watch the sunrise...
  •  27  5  16 hours ago
  • Community: a unified body of individuals.

This may mean different things to different people. But as a “military brat” (a child who grew up moving every 1 to 2 years), I never found that sense of community anywhere. ⠀
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At 28 years old I have moved 14+ times.  Throughout those 28 years I have never been able to feel a sense of belonging. Yes I have made two amazing friends from my first duty station, but unfortunately the military moves you every couple of years. ✈️🚙 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Since joining the Beachbody community I have made so many friends who encourage, support and uplift me regardless of it is fitness related, about PA school, coaching, family, or just life in general. It’s hard to find time to make new friends when you are working full time!
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This JOURNEY is HARD sometimes, but when you have an amazing support system, you remember that we are all in this together striving to be the BEST versions of OURSELVES daily.
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Who needs someone to be their support system? To be their accountability partner? Their fitness partner? Who else feels like there is a piece of them missing? Or searching for a community that will welcome them with open arms?

#prouddogmom #hipsurgery #hiprehab #paowarrior #inspirationdaily #paotough #hippainsucks #fitnessathome #community #paorecovery #scars #hipdysplasia #nevergiveup #tryingtogetfit #paosurgery #searchingforhappiness #pastudentlife #doitformyself #learntoloveyourself #motivation💯#livingmybestlife #imthatdogmom #lifeisajourneynotadestination
  • Community: a unified body of individuals.

    This may mean different things to different people. But as a “military brat” (a child who grew up moving every 1 to 2 years), I never found that sense of community anywhere. ⠀
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    At 28 years old I have moved 14+ times. Throughout those 28 years I have never been able to feel a sense of belonging. Yes I have made two amazing friends from my first duty station, but unfortunately the military moves you every couple of years. ✈️🚙 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Since joining the Beachbody community I have made so many friends who encourage, support and uplift me regardless of it is fitness related, about PA school, coaching, family, or just life in general. It’s hard to find time to make new friends when you are working full time!
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    This JOURNEY is HARD sometimes, but when you have an amazing support system, you remember that we are all in this together striving to be the BEST versions of OURSELVES daily.
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    Who needs someone to be their support system? To be their accountability partner? Their fitness partner? Who else feels like there is a piece of them missing? Or searching for a community that will welcome them with open arms?

    #prouddogmom #hipsurgery #hiprehab #paowarrior #inspirationdaily #paotough #hippainsucks #fitnessathome #community #paorecovery #scars #hipdysplasia #nevergiveup #tryingtogetfit #paosurgery #searchingforhappiness #pastudentlife #doitformyself #learntoloveyourself #motivation💯 #livingmybestlife #imthatdogmom #lifeisajourneynotadestination
  •  38  4  19 hours ago
  • Our girls hip dysplacia diagnosis helped me question and become curious about the way we approach children! We were lucky it was an early diagnosis (6wks old) and short treatment (4 months, 23hrs a day). When her harness was removed at 6 months old, our orthopaedic specialist advised us not to help and/or hinder her development by using walkers, jolly jumpers or holding her hands to encourage walking. Taking a step back & allowing her to take steps naturally & when developmentally appropriate for HER taught me so much!

Because of this, I studied/researched child development both physically & emotionally. I have learnt sooo much. Most of it I have learnt through experience with Mila. It has taught me to listen to her & to my own instincts which was so foreign to me before.

Before this, I too believed kids needed to 'learn they couldn't get what they wanted' 'they needed to learn independence' all of that was just a mask. Me pretending to be someone I wasn't to fit in. I now realise I'm not supposed to! This journey has made me the mother I am, the type of person I was always meant to be. Attentive, responsive, empathetic, compassionate, assertive, sensitive, child led & kind. My daughter doesn't get everything she 'wants' and honestly she doesn't want much. Her favourite saying at the moment is 'we have 1 each' or 'when my finish my turn, you have turn'. But her needs, I do my absolute best in every moment to meet those no matter what. The biggest being connection. 
I'm thankful for our hip dysplacia journey, as hard & overwhelming as it was at the beginning. Thankful for the lessons we learnt. Every challenge provides opportunities to learn & I focus on looking for them! 🙌✨
  • Our girls hip dysplacia diagnosis helped me question and become curious about the way we approach children! We were lucky it was an early diagnosis (6wks old) and short treatment (4 months, 23hrs a day). When her harness was removed at 6 months old, our orthopaedic specialist advised us not to help and/or hinder her development by using walkers, jolly jumpers or holding her hands to encourage walking. Taking a step back & allowing her to take steps naturally & when developmentally appropriate for HER taught me so much!

    Because of this, I studied/researched child development both physically & emotionally. I have learnt sooo much. Most of it I have learnt through experience with Mila. It has taught me to listen to her & to my own instincts which was so foreign to me before.

    Before this, I too believed kids needed to 'learn they couldn't get what they wanted' 'they needed to learn independence' all of that was just a mask. Me pretending to be someone I wasn't to fit in. I now realise I'm not supposed to! This journey has made me the mother I am, the type of person I was always meant to be. Attentive, responsive, empathetic, compassionate, assertive, sensitive, child led & kind. My daughter doesn't get everything she 'wants' and honestly she doesn't want much. Her favourite saying at the moment is 'we have 1 each' or 'when my finish my turn, you have turn'. But her needs, I do my absolute best in every moment to meet those no matter what. The biggest being connection.
    I'm thankful for our hip dysplacia journey, as hard & overwhelming as it was at the beginning. Thankful for the lessons we learnt. Every challenge provides opportunities to learn & I focus on looking for them! 🙌✨
  •  20  5  20 hours ago
  • 20 days ago I had surgery that is usually a much better option for folks in their teens or 20s.  That periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) surgery takes the age (and general condition) of one’s hip cartilage into heavy consideration.  But I qualified, by the skin of my hip, you might say, and after an arthroscopy, osteotomy, and a pelvis screwed back together, I made it home to start healing.  It’s been hard.  Being in pain is hard.  Asking for help is hard. 
But today I went for my post op appointment, and in the words of my doctor, I am “crushing it”... my X-ray looked great, my crutch-assisted walking looked great, my pain is normal (yeah, there is a cut in your pelvis) as the nurse pointed out.  And miraculously, with my beloved husband by my side, heard that I was cleared to begin physical therapy.  I am so happy, so proud, so awed by this process, and I am ready (literally and figuratively) for some next steps.

#periacetabularosteotomy #pao #paowarrior #paosurgery #hipdysplasia #hipdysplasiaawareness #surgery #mindovermatter #staystrong #sneakers #sneaker #skechers
  • 20 days ago I had surgery that is usually a much better option for folks in their teens or 20s. That periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) surgery takes the age (and general condition) of one’s hip cartilage into heavy consideration. But I qualified, by the skin of my hip, you might say, and after an arthroscopy, osteotomy, and a pelvis screwed back together, I made it home to start healing. It’s been hard. Being in pain is hard. Asking for help is hard.
    But today I went for my post op appointment, and in the words of my doctor, I am “crushing it”... my X-ray looked great, my crutch-assisted walking looked great, my pain is normal (yeah, there is a cut in your pelvis) as the nurse pointed out. And miraculously, with my beloved husband by my side, heard that I was cleared to begin physical therapy. I am so happy, so proud, so awed by this process, and I am ready (literally and figuratively) for some next steps.

    #periacetabularosteotomy #pao #paowarrior #paosurgery #hipdysplasia #hipdysplasiaawareness #surgery #mindovermatter #staystrong #sneakers #sneaker #skechers
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  • My oh my this girl is gorgeous!😍💙
  • My oh my this girl is gorgeous!😍💙
  •  19  1  20 hours ago

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  • Update on Trixie:
We’re so relieved to share that Trixie is on the mend and will be discharged later this afternoon! So much gratitude to Dr. Mejia and all of you that shared love, light, healing vibes, and contributed to this little mamas care. Dr. Mejia was able to go in to remove all of the stones from Trixie’s bladder, including the one that was lodged in her urethra. She’s alert this morning, ate her breakfast, and urinated without any trace of blood. 🙌 Her teeth were in major need of some TLC so while she was under for this surgery, a dental cleaning was done as well. Given her age, physical condition, and the fact that this was her second time under anesthesia in less than two weeks (the first was her spay at the shelter), this was the safest route to go for her. Moving forward, it’s just going to be all about recovery, keeping her calm, relaxed, and as comfortable as possible so her entire abdominal cavity and sutures can heal. Thank you again to all of you for your love and support towards Trixie. We wouldn’t be able to do this life saving work without you! *
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To contribute to the rest of Trixie’s medical expenses, donations can be made through our website and via PayPal by sending to donations@qbsdr.org **All donations are tax deductible. *
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  • Update on Trixie:
    We’re so relieved to share that Trixie is on the mend and will be discharged later this afternoon! So much gratitude to Dr. Mejia and all of you that shared love, light, healing vibes, and contributed to this little mamas care. Dr. Mejia was able to go in to remove all of the stones from Trixie’s bladder, including the one that was lodged in her urethra. She’s alert this morning, ate her breakfast, and urinated without any trace of blood. 🙌 Her teeth were in major need of some TLC so while she was under for this surgery, a dental cleaning was done as well. Given her age, physical condition, and the fact that this was her second time under anesthesia in less than two weeks (the first was her spay at the shelter), this was the safest route to go for her. Moving forward, it’s just going to be all about recovery, keeping her calm, relaxed, and as comfortable as possible so her entire abdominal cavity and sutures can heal. Thank you again to all of you for your love and support towards Trixie. We wouldn’t be able to do this life saving work without you! *
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    To contribute to the rest of Trixie’s medical expenses, donations can be made through our website and via PayPal by sending to donations@qbsdr.org **All donations are tax deductible. *
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    #CorgisInRehab #RoadToRecovery #SeniorCorgi #WorkInProgress #BladderStones #Arthritis #HipDysplasia #Anemia #CorgiRescue #SoCalCorgiRescue #CorgiNation #CorgisCommunity #Adopt #AdoptDontShop #Donate #Volunteer #Foster #Share #QueensBestStumpyDogRescue #QBSDR
  •  1,410  50  16 July, 2019
  • Swipe to see us last time we were in Scotland two years ago! 😭😭😭I cant believe how big she’s gotten!! Two years ago she was only a few days into her hip brace to correct her #hipdysplasia and this year she’s running around so fast we can’t catch her. Praise the Lord for healthy hips and such a beautiful baby girl!!!
  • Swipe to see us last time we were in Scotland two years ago! 😭😭😭I cant believe how big she’s gotten!! Two years ago she was only a few days into her hip brace to correct her #hipdysplasia and this year she’s running around so fast we can’t catch her. Praise the Lord for healthy hips and such a beautiful baby girl!!!
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