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Communication With Your Partner After Injury: A Time for Extraordinary Patience

Introduction Heads up…I wanted to entitle this blog “The $hit Nobody Tells You About Surgery and Chronic Injury That you Really Need to Know.” Nobody talks about this stuff because, frankly, it’s grim. You certainly aren’t going to openly talk about it with friends or family. Likewise,

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The Bleak Truth About How Refusing to Ask for Help is Killing Us a Little Every Day

Benjamin Franklin said, “…nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Clearly, Ben forgot “needing help.” Without exception, nobody escapes needing help in their life. Yet, also without exception, nobody wants to ask for help. We’d rather pluck our nose hairs than ask for

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I Called for a Taxi and Never Expected it to Change my Life

Whether you’re facing the emotional fallout of injury or PTSD, the tools you’ll need to dig out of your hole are exactly the same. When you call for a taxi, what do you expect? Like most people, you probably expect an individual to show up on time

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Doing This One Thing Will Change the Course of Your Injury Recovery: Wisdom from The Mighty Kitty

Don’t hold it against me, but I’ve never been much of a cat person, probably because 2 strands of cat hair used to bring my immune system to its knees, leaving me gasping for air. Plus, admit it, cats are a little capricious–scratch a cat on his

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Dirty Little Secrets About Injury: Advice from the Three Best Physical Therapists on Earth

I’ve been a patient at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, since October 2011, through 6 surgeries and hundreds of hours of physical therapy. Thanks in part to a team of genius physical therapists, I’ve recovered from a complicated and pernicious condition. Their knowledge and my follow

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Overcoming Injury Requires Hard Work

You may notice this blog lacks the snuggly warmth of your favorite fleece PJs. Welcome to the tough love blog; this month is about making hard choices. Mentally overcoming injury isn’t for sissies. Do you have an injury? Is it healing slower than you thought? Did you

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Coping with Injury: What’s Your Most Important Tool?

I know what you are saying: “Heidi, you’re crazy! I don’t have a creative bone in my body. Not even one.” Frankly, I said those words before my injury. Believe me: your creativity does exist. And it’s your most important tool for coping with injury. Recall your

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