Sectionals: My #WeGetUp Story

by Mary on November 15, 2019

I finally got the link to my video from Sectionals and put it online. I’m really glad I was able to take part in Sectionals this year. I’ve been holding back on sharing about my health on here, but the result has been that I haven’t written anything. So here goes. I found out last fall that I had a rare disease called acromegaly. It explains why I’ve had so many joint problems over the years and have needed so much PT and surgery. 

I had surgery for it— brain surgery— in January at UCSF. Amazingly, I was only off of skating for a month. They go through your nose so it can be a surprisingly fast recovery. 

I had my six-week post-op visit for my surgery at USCF and skated in Sectionals the next day! That’s my #wegetup story. 


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