And so the countdown begins

5 Dec

It really has been a countdown for over 2 years but it is truly now only 10 days away. On Wednesday, December 14th, I will be going under the knife for a hip arthroscopy on my right hip.
I am filled with different emotions. Excitement, anxiety, calmness, panic, happiness, frightened beyond belief…. Every emotion has been at my door step. I go through my head over and over again the pros and cons of having surgery. I know the facts, the risks and the most important, the benefits of having this procedure done.
The thought of being able to simply walk without pain is something I can’t even remember. Every day when I wake up, I step out of bed hoping it will be pain free only to be dissapointed again and again. Then, just as I do every day, I put on my big girl panties and a strong face and I go about my day convincing myself that I can do this, and I have.
I am not going to lie, this injury has taken a lot out of me. Living with constant pain wears on a person and takes a person who once could do everything and challenges them just to get a smile in their face and tell others that they are doing fine. The energy it takes to do this day in and day out is exhausting. I am not in the clear yet as I realize I will have recovery time to get back to the top, but hope is in my heart and mind 100%.
Although If I could turn back time, I would but having this injury has made me a different person. It has taught me patience, forgiveness, appreciation, inner strength, and led me down the journey to weight train, eating clean, and competing. All things that I am so very grateful for.
I will keep you all updated on my progress and hope that what I have experienced can help and teach others all the things I have learned through this difficult journey.
Until next time,
Karly Beth

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