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Lauren  πŸ’œSharing my story of chronic pelvic and back pain for support and awareness. πŸ₯„SIJD/coccydina/SPD/spondylosis πŸ”©Bilateral SI joint fusion 4/20/17 RIALTO

Tonight my little guy asked if he could join me on my mile walk. I explained that I like to walk 2 laps around the neighborhood, so if his little legs got tired, I could drop him back home halfway. As we finished the first lap, I asked if he wanted to go in the house or go for another lap with me. He said, "my legs hurt, but do you know what? YOU had surgery, so if you can do another lap, I CAN TOO! I'm going with ya!" He probably had no clue how much I needed to hear that. Did he know that mommy spent most of the day struggling to move and stay motivated? Did he know how much doubt and guilt has been running through mommy's head and heart? Did he know that I had been struggling with self-image and my limitations? I doubt it. The only thing he knew is that even though he hurt and was tired, he was going to persevere, because mommy was. So as I lay in bed tonight, I can't help but feel blessed and hopeful. Blessed to have such a sweet boy who spoke volumes to his mommy's heart and hopeful that this horrible dysfunction hasn't completely ruined his picture of a strong mom. Everyday I struggle, everyday I learn. I am thankful for the journey, and even more so for my sweet son. #injuredrunner #injuredmommy #SIJD #surgeryrecovery #rialtofusion #sacroiliacjointfusion

Damn good afternoon sweet treat! I just got this @wildfoodsco Cocotropic to add to my smoothies along with my new favorite #terragreens. A scoop of each, some #traderjoes reduced fat coconut milk, kale, blueberries, cherries and a little organic honey. Serious so good! And ALL the vitamins, nutrients and MEDICINE for my body!!! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»βœ¨πŸ‘πŸ» #eatyourmedicine #smoothieaday #plantsoverpills #ifpossible #chronicpain #cocotropic

Through the good times and bad, in sickness and health, whether rich or poor, you and me babe, we're in this together; and there's no one on Earth I'd rather have by my side through it all than you. Thank the you for never giving up on me πŸ’œ

This hits pretty close to home😞 With each day of healing from surgery, the pain truly is so much better. Still though, my body is so messed up from the fall and all the imbalances in my body, and #chronicpain is real. I pray that one day this will all be a distant memory, but today it's reality. Dealing with doctor's offices, pharmacies, fatigue and guilt just in the last few hours alone, I am reminded I am still in the battle. Today I'm tired of it all 😞 #SIJD #coccydinia #mywonkypelvis #chronicpelvicpain #chronicbackpain #surgeryrecovery

3 years ago I submitted this photo along with a few others for a @noexcusemoms calendar. I was chosen as Ms. December! Today I look at this photo with pride. I am proud of who I was then, and what I've survived since. Not gonna lie though, that fit, confident girl, is my motivation; only this time, she knows A LOT more about life and perseverance! #iammyownmotivation #injuredfitmom #strongernow

#chronicpain, just like any other trial or tribulation in life, has changed me. There are things I'll never do again, restrictions and anxieties I'll always have, and my body literally has been screwed together for the rest of my life. If anybody knows I've changed, it's me. Everyday I'm reminded of how much has changed because of this injury and all the dysfunctions that came with it. It doesn't have to be a bad thing though. I've learned a lot about my self, my strength and my perseverance. No matter what, I am still worth just as much love and care now as I did before. I still have goals, hopes and dreams and I still have a lot to offer. So I remind myself that without change, there would be no butterflies πŸ›βœ¨πŸ¦‹#iamthebutterfly #chronicpainchangesyou #lifechangesyou #notthesameasioncewas

Sneak peak of the new hair 🌈 I was going to style it, but after standing 3 hours to bleach and color it myself, I needed a nap instead. Put a cute little braid in before my evening walk, but but now back to bed and here's the end result 🀣 Loving being a walking rainbow again πŸ¦„βœ¨πŸ™ŒπŸ»

When bored and impatient collide! About 2 more weeks til I'm back at work and I'm getting antsy!!! I love my craft, and I crave the creative process. I can't wait to slowly get back to working with less pain and being the badass artist/hairstylist/boss lady I know I am! But for now, that exhausted the heck out of me, so I'm crawling back into bed with my ice pack 🀣 #injuredhairstylist #freepaintedhair #rainbowhair

Feels like the perfect day to wear this necklace sweet mama gave me for my birthday πŸ’œ #overcomingobstacles #surgeryrecovery #sacroiliacjointfusion #SIJD

Words can't explain the emotions I felt morning as I stepped into a gym for the first time in forever. In previous times in life, each time I'd walk into a gym to start an exercise habit, I'd feel scared, embarrassed or sad that I had to go. Today I felt a sense of self I didn't know if I'd ever feel again. I felt excited, relieved and lucky to be able to be there. I merely waved to the free weights and just walked on the treadmill, but it was one of the best workouts of my life. With time, patience and hard work, I know I'll be back to a fit, active, HEALTHY girl soon enough! Until then, today was another #littlevictory!
#thanksto4screws #surgeryrecovery #sacroiliacjointfusion #rialtofusion #SIJD #injuredfitmom

So grateful I can go on walks with my little explorers! 1.5 miles today felt fantastic πŸ™ŒπŸ» #thanksto4screws #myreasons #surgeryrecovery #sacroiliacjointfusion #rialtofusion

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