Princess Gail’s bionic!

This post is simply to document one of the many reasons why I think Princess Gail is royal. Underneath her style and elegance are a multitude of character strengths including plain old toughness.

In my last post I mentioned how she completed a 5K. Here’s the picture I posted, at the finish line.

What I didn’t mention is that she was running on a very painful leg. About two weeks prior, she had felt a sudden jolt of pain in her right groin area during a training run and had to walk the rest of the way. She was told it was a tendinitis. Since the 5K was a mere two weeks hence, and she had been training for it for months, she decided to continue the twice weekly training runs and to complete the 5K with her running group, despite the persistent pain.

After the 5K she was very, very sore, and two days later she could not walk at all. After two more days of crawling around the house on all fours she saw her doctor. She had an x-ray and an MRI. She was diagnosed with a stress fracture of her hip! Further, since it was in a dangerous place, it required urgent orthopedic surgery!

So three days ago, Princess Gail turned bionic! A rod and three screws were placed in her right hip.

We just got home from the hospital. She’s not looking really swift just yet, but she’s picking up speed with her walker. In two or three months she’ll be healed.

Well, Princess Gail completed her mission and ran a 5K on a broken hip! I’m thinking her next one will be a breeze!

(Words and images posted with Gail’s permission.)

18 thoughts on “Princess Gail’s bionic!”

  1. That’s just plain stubborn too. Just saying. I’m glad she finally went to the doctor. Sometimes things need their attention. Being bionic isn’t a bad thing either. I’m glad she’s on the mend.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug to you and Princess Gail the warrior. 🙂

    1. Yeah, fine lines between dedication, persistence, tenacity and “just plain stubborn!” LOL

      The “warrior” princess! That sounds right! 🙂

  2. T.C. and I are just sitting here in stunned silence. I can’t imagine the guts it took to complete that race in pain. Hugs to you Gail… hope you have a speedy recovery.

  3. I am so glad that Princess Gail is on the mend. What caused her fracture? While I have never broken anything, I ‘ve heard broken bones are painful. Tell her she is awesome and stuborn.

    1. Thanks, Pam! Stress fractures are sometimes just a fluke. She was in the middle of a routine training run, no different from other runs she had done before. Yes, she was in pain, she’s awesome, AND she’s stubborn! 😉

  4. Like Linda, I’m sitting in stunned silence. This is incredible. SHE is incredible. But I feel so bad for her. But she’s got a wonderful husband who will take good care of her, no doubt. I wish her a speedy recovery!

    1. Thanks, Kathy! She is feeling a bit better every day. And you can bet I’m taking good care of her. She appreciates everyone’s good wishes. 🙂

  5. I do appreciate everyone’s good wishes. I don’t feel bionic now or even before. I am sure I will recover quickly, especially with all the great care and love I get from Ferd. He is the best house husband ever!

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