Tag Archive: surgery

6 more days

6 more days… And just in time I have gotten some great news from Emory–they have the link set up to give! Just to let you know a bit more about what you… Continue reading

Compare and Contrast

I know I already posted the pic of my x-ray from last week, but I didn’t realize just how much things had progressed until yesterday when my PT and I compared it with… Continue reading


Something really cool happened this week. As you may have figured out from some of the things I’ve written, the road that I have been down with this bone tumor has been a… Continue reading

3rd monthiversary

Today is the third monthiversary of my surgery–a little over 90 days. Things have sure come a long way since day one. Three months ago right now my leg was in the immobilizer,… Continue reading

Crawl Before You Walk

It’s amazing the things we take for granted in life…until one day they are suddenly taken away. For me it’s been walking. I haven’t walked unassisted since the morning of October 7, 2013,… Continue reading

6 weeks post surgery

6 weeks ago yesterday I had surgery on my right leg to remove a giant cell tumor from my femur (thigh bone) right above my knee. In the last two months I have… Continue reading

How Koko Got Her Spots

Sometimes there are signs that my body hasn’t figured out that Ironman training is over. Here I am awake before 5am on a Monday morning ready to swim, bike or run. So I’ve… Continue reading

Augusta 2.0: knowing when to turn it in

Augusta 70.3 was supposed to be my warm up race leading up to Ironman Florida. I went last year and had a blast (see race report from 2012) and signed myself up shortly after… Continue reading

Knee Post Op Update: Part 1

Let me first start by saying that I am in very high spirits, and I have every right to be. The biopsy came back saying that indeed it was a giant cell tumor… Continue reading

“I read your blog”

The first thing the doctor said to me when he walked in the room today was, “I read your blog.” Right then, I knew he was the right one to do the surgery.… Continue reading