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Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in How I Started Climbing, Personal Stories | 1 comment

Climbing Helped Heal My Injury

Climbing Helped Heal My Injury

  Hello, my name is Jennifer and I am a single mother to Hannah a 12 year old climber! In 2012 I became ill, I didn’t know what was going on, but was told that I had some abnormal cells. I ended up having to have an emergency Hysterectomy. This surgery was a struggle for me, because I am a former Police Officer and have always maintained my fitness levels. Up to time I had surgery, I gained 35 pounds and this put me in a very low spot. I did not feel like doing much of anything! My doctor released me 3 weeks after surgery because I was in good shape but absolutely could not sit still… I started running everyday. I was determined to lose weight to fit back in my clothes. So, I decided to run a 5K. The night after the 5K, my shins were swollen and in pain. I decided once again to go to the doctor and the doctor told me I was...

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