Last week I was in Baltimore (surprise, surprise) for another appointment with Dr. Standard but this time it was more planned than it was scheduled – if that makes sense…it does to me. Recently, I was approached by a filmmaker to be part of an upcoming documentary that will share my experience with achondroplasia and limb lengthening. It was great being able to work with the film crew and Dr. Standard, as well as comparing both of our viewpoints and reflecting on past surgeries and appointments. There aren’t many more details that I can provide at this time but stay tuned for further updates when the time comes. For my most recent follow-up with Dr. Standard click here.
Ok so the title may have been a little clickbait – sorry 😂 – TBH Dr. Standard and I did talk about it (I’ll get to that later) You probably already know but I was in Baltimore last week. It’s been a while since I’ve seen Dr. Standard and I’ve had a few things that I have been wanting to discuss with him in person – it was also Save-A-Limb weekend. The appointment went great. One of my main reasons for this appointment was because I turn 25 in a couple of months which means I only have one year left on my dad’s insurance plan – so if any tweaks need to made I would like to do it sooner rather than later (for insurance and age reason). BURNING QUESTION – am I doing another lengthening? No, I’m (probably) not. However, we did discuss it and I’ll be honest I have […]
Today’s post is going to be a little different. I’m not going to recap my week but I am going to share a story. 8 years ago today I made a decision that would forever change my life. (Also, let’s ignore the fact that I didn’t post a recap last week 😂 These last couple of weeks I’ve been finishing up my summer classes and have had other things keeping me way busy.) But hopefully, this post makes up for it 🙂 I remember it so vividly. To start, my family and I had just spent a long weekend up in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. At this point, surgery was not on the radar what so ever. I didn’t even know who Dr. Standard was.