Sunday, December 21, 2014

2 years post open surgical dislocation/ sdd

I guess time really flies. It has been 2 years since I had my open SDD, 2 years since the hellish roller coaster ride of a violent, gruesome surgery. 2 years since my life was turned upside down and permanently changed. But looking back now, 2 years later, I have come a very long way. I now function like a normal person. No one in my new city even has a clue about my past. No one walks up to me and says "wow, you are walking so well" or "wow, you are finally off of crutches". I look just like everyone else does on the outside. Of course no one has X-ray vision and sees my scars, my surgically reconstructed labrum, my cadaver hip, my reattached glute etc. But from what they can see, I look normal. I have come a very long way in 2 years. And yes, most people would have made it to where I am a lot sooner than 2 years, but nonetheless, I am grateful I have come to this point and hope I will continue to make improvements.