the number of selfies I took that day
is too damn high
but I just wanted to announce that THE PICTURES FROM THIS SHOOT ARE THE FIRST ONES I’VE TAKEN POST-HIP SURGERY (which was back in March)
In late March, I still wasn’t able to put my own shoes on. In April, I was just starting to walk again. In late June, I could only handle a 90 degree first position, and I couldn’t lift my leg at all (not even to passé). By the end of July, I could stand in most positions (with mediocre turn out and much pain), lift my leg to 45 degrees, and I could do most things lightly except for big jumps. In late August, I started studio company at colorado ballet and it was my first day there that I tried to do grand allegro. In October, I performed as a peasant and a wili in all casts of the company’s Giselle. Now it’s November and I can lift it to just above 90 to the front and to a proficient height to the side, I’ve regained a lot of my flexibility, and while I still don’t have my maximum jump back yet, I can still hit a split in my grand pas de chat (even if it isn’t that high).
It’s been such a journey and sometimes I get frustrated but then I think back to how far I’ve come and I’m damn proud. In March I couldn’t put my own shoes on and now I’m dancing with a professional company. Life has many obstacles and sometimes a serious injury can feel like the end of the world but there is always a way. I just wanted to share that with you guys.
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