In mid-August, I’m going to have another surgery experience under my belt (literally)—arthroscopic knee surgery.
Yep, I knew I was in real trouble when I truly couldn’t fully pliè in ballet class, let alone sleep without pain for nearly 9 months (and this was after trying everything including no leg exercise/impact for almost 3 weeks). Sigh.
As I survey the landscape of what the surgery and recovery will look-like at my hospital— UCSF —I was stoked to see that they genuinely understand what a relevè is. As in, “It hurts very badly to do a relevè .” They have their own dance medicine center: orthosurg.ucsf.edu/patient-care/dance
The center is run by a former professional dancer and while she’s not my surgeon (I’m farther from a pro-ballerina than Vince Vaughn) I love that they have this available.