Life After Spinal Fusion Surgery [ Run | Travel | Joy ]
Sharon Wilhelm is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida, with a professional background in mental health, substance abuse, and child welfare & development. After earning her Master's in Social Work from the University of Georgia in 1998, she relocated to Jacksonville, Florida and has remained in Northeast Florida ever since. She and her husband, Victor, live near St. Augustine with their two daughters.
Sharon began running in 2012. Using Jeff Galloway's Run-Walk-Run training method, she trained for and ran her first marathon in 2013.
Sharon's running career came to an abrupt halt in 2015, when she was diagnosed with spondylolisthesis, a condition for which she required a two-level lumbar fusion in May 2016. She now uses Mommy Runs It to document her recovery, to share her successful surgical outcome,
and to build a positive community for others who are preparing for or recovering from a spinal fusion.
Sharon is an avid beachcomber and is passionate about traveling & adventuring with her family. She stays fit with yoga, walking, and going up & down the stairs in her house about 70 billion times a day.
Sharon Wilhelm, LCSW ran two marathons using Jeff Galloway's Run-Walk-Run training method. Despite a 2016 spinal fusion, she is an avid traveler and adventure seeker. She lives in Japan with her husband and two teenagers. Click here to learn more about Sharon's spinal fusion