well i guess i’m choosing to not do the later
burying my head back in the sand
it’s all too much to try and deal with right now.
but the more i put it off the worse it gets [sigh]
where’s a reset button for life when you need one?
carrying a shoulder bag
having to wear a crossbody bag is really limiting my spring purse search.
it is truly all about the little things.
"if you didn’t know you were pretty, you’d be more motivated to lose weight." - anonymous [for their sake]
not sure if i should take that as a compliment or not [sigh]
neon jungle - braveheart
a new girl group to stan? i believe so.
ichi, ni, san, kaesu
i’ll have to give the prize for orthotic inspired footwear or rather leg wear to #NasirMazhar #ss14 #lfw
and for the #afo wearers, #jeremyscott’s got ya too! [lol] all in good fun. honestly his shows are actually one of the most interesting ones i look forward to. never know what he’s going to dream up next. #fashion #mbfw #fw14
am i the only one getting some #kafo vibes from these #jeremyscott shoes? the look is look bad! and to quote his bestie @chaelin_cl - “not bad meaning bad, but bad meaning good, you know?” [lol]. very orthotic chic, non? #fashion #mbfw #fw14
last friday i had an appointment to pick up my new leg brace, a utx kafo [knee ankle foot orthoses]. unfortunately it didn’t go as well as i expected.
completed cast for the phat brace. and now we wait #orthotics #phatbrace #kfo #afo #brace #cast
getting fitted for a phat brace this morning #orthotics #kfo #afo #phatbrace #brace
so i haven’t written in a while partially due to laziness and partially due to being over it all. i started this blog to have an outlet to share my experiences through on the road to fixing my leg deformities and ultimately beginning my life as a real adult. when i graduated in the spring of 2010, i didn’t imagine that almost 4 years later i’d still be in the dmv area dealing with issues with my leg but here i am. thankfully i was able to land an amazing job at an awesome ad agency close to home [all God’s doing] but this leg situation is not under control.
though i said i didn’t want to enter 2014 on crutches i did but thanks to an amazing coworker [and new friend] i was put in contact with the president of medstar national rehabilitation hospital. yep you read that right, the president! one email the wednesday before thanksgiving and i’m on the phone with him making plans to follow up the following week about bringing me in to see a polio specialist [told you the job was all God’s doing]. on december 16 i met with dr. lauro halstead, a semi-retired doctor renowned in the treatment post polio syndrome, and a polio survivor himself. the appointment went well. i basically learned that i’ve been doing everything wrong my whole life [lol]. rather than trying to strengthen my leg with exercise and physical therapy [the muscles are not coming back], i should have been working to conserve my energy to maintain the strength i have [or had].
following the initial appointment dr. halstead had mentioned that he felt my right leg was a bit weak and could have been affected by polio also. [sigh] well today i was back at nrh for an electromyogram test. what’s that you make ask? well it’s a super fun test where they stick ya muscles with needles and test to electrical activity of muscles [super fun]. and yep my right leg showed signs of polio [yay me]. well i’m not too bummed to be honest, i mean my left leg is already pretty affected so it’s not like it’s a new condition. just means i do need to take more care in managing my condition. i’ll have a follow up with the doctor after i get my new brace on the 31st [more on that later, double sigh].
how could i forget this!?😯 if you can’t tell my faves def have a theme #blackgirlsrock #id #magazine #sessileelopez #chaneliman #jourdandunn #arlenissosa #supermodels
last but not least of my precious gems is pop africana. i wish i could take pics of the inside pages so everyone could partake in the beauty. @oroma_elewa is super talented and i look forward to seeing more from her in any medium she undertakes next. i may also be a little biased as she’s a fellow naija girl lol. but no she’s pretty awesome, check her out! #popafricana #oroma #africa #magazine #nigerian #fashion #art
every nyc mbfw i always loved the arise fashion show. not just because they featured amazingly talented african designers but also because i could get my hands on an actual issue in the states. i should look up if they finally have a USA subscription #arise #magazine #fashion #africa