A few weeks ago I had a medical emergency and they found out I had a ruptured ectopic pregnancy and critical internal bleeding. I went through a pretty intense surgery losing one of my tubes. After surgery, I had to spend several weeks focusing solely on recovering and taking it easy, doctor’s orders.
When I left the hospital I was thankful to be alive. And I’ve been trying to digest how this event affects me as a woman and as a climber.
Climbing is my passion and I can’t deny it feels really frustrating to be training so hard in preparation for Fall season and then not being able to get out of the bed without assistance.
Weeks 1 & 2
By the end of the first week of recovery I am able to walk on my own, get out of the bed and go up and downstairs without assistance. After this week, I am planning to start moving around more and ease into climbing until I get back to full strength.