7 months ago, I was laying on my couch, and couldn't get up without help. I'd just had hip surgery, and I had no idea if it would solve the daily pain I'd been in for years.
Yesterday I went to the gym for the first time since surgery. I waited a while because I have a bad habit of pushing myself to the limits of injury. I worked hard, lost my breath, and sweat a LOT. Today I'm sore, but there's no lingering fears that I still have something wrong with my joints. That feeling is indescribable. I'm so struck by the significance of this confidence in my body and my ability to grow and get stronger. I'm so thankful for everyone who's stuck with me on this path. I'm so glad to be here, and I can only pray I never take my health for granted.