Hi Guys!! I know I’ve been pretty absent the last three months on the blog, so I thought I owed you all an explanation as to why.
If you didn’t already know and are new to my blog, in February I broke my back. Yup… really… I broke five vertebrae and subsequently had to wear a back brace for three months (see earlier posts). So that SUCKED, big time. But I got out my brace about six weeks ago now and I’ve been in physiotherapy since then.
As well as that, I finally returned back to work, I started doing half days, then gradually built it back up and now i’m back full time. Things are busy so I rarely have a minute to myself during the 9-5, and then when I get home i’m usually doing physio or absolutely whacked so I lie in bed.
Some days I actually feel like a pensioner! I still have restrictions from physio as to what I can and can’t do. I’m not allowed to go for a run or anything high impact, I’m not allowed to lift any form of weight, and i’m definitely not allowed to return to aerial just yet!
I am however making good progress and she said hopefully, all being well, and after a thorough examination, and if I continue my progress; doing my exercises routinely… she thinks I may be able to do one aerial class a month as of the end of august. I cried when I got back in the car after that appointment… after so much drama and feeling like shit it was nice to have good news, as originally it was estimated the end of the year.
I’m still unsure as to how my back is going to hold up when I do return to aerial, but I will return. People keep asking me if i’m scared or put off by this. And I’m not. I mean of course the first few times I get up on that hoop or the next time I do partner work i’ll feel a little weary, but that will fade. Fear is temporary and will only affect you if you let it. And i’m choosing not to. Freak accidents happen all the time… sure what I was doing did heighten the risk, i’d be stupid to say it never… but it wasn’t the most difficult thing I’ve done in aerial or double work in general, and it could happen at any time to anyone. You can’t live your life on ‘what ifs’.
So my recovery has taken up a HUGE portion of my time.
I also mentioned in an earlier post that I was feeling really down about the whole situation, and honestly blogging was not the right thing for me at that time. I still have bad days, but for the most part I’m doing a lot better… two weeks ago after my physio appointment where I cried, I felt like myself for the first time in a long long time, and that was a nice feeling. It’s been the hardest year of my life but i’m finally getting better and I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully this continues!
I’ll be taking a break to Paris again this year, I leave in three weeks and I cannot wait to just be with my best friend relaxing and doing some sight seeing again… also, as I mentioned in my last post, i’m going to Australia in January! I wrote a post about how I was having feelings of wanderlust and another of my best friends recently moved out there, so i’ll be going out to stay with her and staying for around 6 weeks… I cannot wait.
Isn’t it nice to have things to look forward to!
Where are you guys going this summer?
So there you have it… pretty much up to date on my life. I hope you understand the lack of posting, and don’t hate me for it haha… sometimes you have to just take a step back and really ‘discover’ yourself. Remember it’s always good to take some YOU time.
Hope you’re all doing amazing… any ladies getting their boobs this month let me know in the comments or drop me an email at my usual links and let me know your surgery dates!! I really do love hearing from you all and although I’ve been useless the last few months I promise i’ll be better!!