I have been debating and mulling over if I should include any details about my upcoming surgery in the Blog world, especially since I don't want to distract from my exciting new venture with my own personal training business. However, many loved ones and friends have encouraged me to do so. It is a painfully slow wait up until the big day, and as hard as the wait it is, I know I am going to come out the other end stronger and with more appreciation for my body.
Not only that, I couldn't help but find almost every blog about FAI Impingement, torn hip labrum, and hip arthroscopy are quite depressing/terrifying and equally as wrapped up in each post surgery ache and pain. While I know this is an extensive and painful surgery, I want to spend my time and energy focusing on the positive (spirit fingers!). One of my saving graces up to this point has been this blog. The author and athlete has really only focused on her surgery outcome and post surgery healing, having the same surgical procedures I as I will be. Ashley has really been my main source of how I will potentially keep up my active lifestyle while I am on the mend! Not only that, she is my same age, loves to run, race & compete and was also a gymnast. I am hoping that I can also provide an honest insight into this injury/surgery for active and non-active bodies, and let you all know my healing regimen approach pre and post hip arthroscopy.
This will be another badge of honor and determination in my 28 years on this planet and I hope that this experience inspires you, dear reader, to either be more aggressive or patient in your health choices, appreciate your own body more, and learn to trust your own instinct on what is right for your life and body.
So, here's to being open, honest and real.
And for me personally, Amy Michelle Swanson, here's to getting back to hard training, racing and all the things I love.