Thursday, October 10, 2019
One Last Ride
Last week, I went in for my tenth, and hopefully final (for now) surgery. Last year, I posted about my ninth overall surgery, a (surprise) replacement of a leaking breast implant. I had to go back in for another surgery because they were so uneven. Any time I did downward dog in yoga, one nipple was constantly coming out of my sports bra. Just one. I have an all or nothing requirement for nipples hanging out of my bra. So, this surgery was a scar revision to even them out. Everything appears to have gone well. My pain is well-managed. I'm resting fine. I am hopeful that this will be the final resolution for my poor abused boobies. The next surgery I have on them will be when I have my implants removed when I'm 70.
What does this mean for my (already non-existent) "pole career?" I'm essentially done with pole. Other than teaching a few classes for friends here and there, I haven't poled regularly in a long time. It is very uneven and painful for my body. I have had a good ten year run, and appreciate the opportunities pole has provided for me, but it is time to retire my hooker heels. I never could walk in them anyway.
I am also in the middle of some other life changes. I had started school a couple of months ago (which I don't enjoy), and am going to be buying a house in a few months. I just have new priorities. I would like to focus on Nature Goddess Adventures, which I believe still embodies the Confessions of a Twirly Girl message of loving yourself and finding joy in life. So, this blog will continue because I believe the Twirling Viking Warrior will live on, just in a different form. Although, I do need to decide how helpful it is to write these blogs publicly. Facebook very clearly hides the links in order to force me to pay to boost them, and I have noticed that my clicks have gone down significantly in the last couple of years. I guess as long as I'm getting something out of it, I should continue.
So, thank you to all of you who have come along on this bumpy ride with me over the last ten years. I hope that you will continue along with me as I transition more to hiking and yoga with Nature Goddess. I appreciate all of you!