In December 2021, my daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease. At the time, we were already living in Japan. Going gluten free in a foreign country has not been easy, but we’re making it work!
It’s been a while – nice to see you! Here’s a look back at 2022, including climbing Mt Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan, at 6 years post-spinal fusion. Plus a quick look ahead to our 2023 goals and plans
Five Years After My Spinal Fusion: An Update
Five years ago, I had an L4-S1 spinal fusion. Today I’m healthy, strong, and living my best pain-free life!
Gotokuji Temple: Our Visit to Lucky Cat Temple
Gotokuji Temple is the birthplace of the lucky cat statue. Located in Setagaya Ward in Tokyo, it’s an easy and fun day trip for your family.
Day Trip to Mount Oyama
We took a day trip to Mt. Omaya in Kanagawa, Japan. Read all about our adventure, plus some tips and ideas to maximize your own visit.
Oh, Hi. (Ohayō)
Hi friends! Here’s a long overdue update on my life, my back, and life in a whole new hemisphere.
Spinal Fusion FAQ: How Soon After Surgery Can I Travel?
Traveling after a spinal fusion can be challenging, but it can be done! I’m sharing some of my favorite post-op travel experiences, including some of the obstacles and when it started to get easier.
Spinal Fusion FAQ Update: What Is the Average Recovery Time?
The spinal fusion community weighs on on how long it took to feel “normal” after surgery. This is an update to a previous FAQ: “What is the Average Spinal Fusion Recovery Time?”
Finally (A Long December)
An update about what the Mommy Runs It team has been up to for the last few months…including more surgery.