I Had Spinal Surgery In Mexico – Los O’grady’s In Mexico…

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I Had Spinal Surgery In Mexico…


It is nothing short of a modern miracle and a testament to the strength of the human body, that I have undergone and survived 2 major surgeries in less than 6 months. We’re not talking a broken arm here, but two invasive, complicated, long surgeries...the most recent being 6 hours, and not without considerable blood loss.

I suppose if I am honest with myself and take some time to reflect, it is fair to say that I have a “history of back problems”.  I fractured it when I was 17, and then as a result of being very active and athletic my whole life—-everything from competitive running to rowing to kickboxing to hot yoga to lifting weights to biking to dancing to you name it, including a twin pregnancy where I gained 60 pounds, and 3 major abdominal surgeries…..well, had left my back wanting for some more TLC than I apparently was giving it.

Yes, I did all the “right things”—went to chiropractic care, deep tissue massages, physical therapy, acupuncture, rest, ice, heat, a prayer that the pain would go away….and it would, sometimes. And lots of times I think I just dealt with it, brushed it off as part of my life reality and hoped for a better, more pain-free tomorrow and always the ability and freedom to work out.

You see, working out for me has always represented and expressed my freedom and my strength and my zeena woman warrior like personality—that kick-ass, wonder woman part of me that has always known that on any given day and in any given moment I could pick myself up from the bootstraps—the whole “no guts, no glory” mentality has carried me through a lot of my life and in my physical prowess I have found the stronger, tougher, never-give-up, courageous, deep down parts of me…

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