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If You’re Thinking of Having Umbilical Hernia Repair with Mesh, Read This First!

By Sarah Stockett | May 24, 2019

I was hesitant to have umbilical hernia repair with mesh. Was mesh really necessary? Would surgery help me get rid of my pain? I had so many questions.

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What You Need to Know About Surviving the Days Right After Umbilical Hernia Surgery

By Sarah Stockett | May 23, 2019

After my umbilical hernia repair, I felt ill prepared. Here’s 3 do’s and don’ts after umbilical hernia surgery so you can have the best recovery possible.

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After Your Broken Neck Heals, Practice These 7 Essential Exercises for Fractured Vertebrae Recovery

By Sarah Stockett | May 12, 2019

If you’ve been released from your cervical collar and are ready to get your neck back to normal, try these seven exercises for fractured vertebrae recovery.

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Are You Unsure About Whether to Have Umbilical Hernia Repair Surgery? Here’s Why I Had Mine Fixed.

By Sarah Stockett | May 6, 2019

June 2016, I had umbilical hernia repair surgery. At first, I was unsure of whether this was the right choice. Now, I know for sure it was.

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Tips for Wearing a Cervical Collar: 10 Things to Avoid

By Sarah Stockett | April 19, 2019

To better prepare you for life with a neck brace, here are tips for wearing your cervical collar. Specifically, there are 10 things you should avoid.

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My Cervical Spine Fracture–How I Broke My Neck While Playing in the Backyard with Kids

By Sarah Stockett | March 23, 2019

When I decided to teach my boys how to play baseball in our backyard, I had no idea I would end up with a cervical spine fracture.

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How to Use Meditation for Pain Management

By Sarah Stockett | January 18, 2019

After I broke my neck, I experienced pain that medication couldn’t fix. I’m so glad I tried meditation for pain management to help me feel better.

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What You Need to Know About Your Aspen Vista Collar

By Sarah Stockett | January 11, 2019

When I was released from the hospital with my broken neck, I had no idea how to adjust my Aspen Vista collar; so I created a helpful guide.

Here are 5 tips to help you with cervical collar sleeping.

Cervical Collar Sleeping: 5 Things You Need to Know

By Sarah Stockett | January 4, 2019

Sleeping in a cervical collar felt impossible. Then, I figured out some tricks. Here are five tips to improve your cervical collar sleeping experience.

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How to Comfortably Wear Your Broken Neck Brace

By Sarah Stockett | December 28, 2018

Life with a broken neck brace is challenging. These tips are all from my personal experience of wearing an Aspen Vista for three months after I broke my C6.