My FAI Journey

(Femoroacetabular Impingement a.k.a Hip Impingement a.k.a. constant, chronic pain in hip, knee, & back, a.k.a. constant, chronic invitations to b r e a t h e . . .)

Me reclining with giant Snoopy, which was a gift from Hubby.
Hello from chronic pain land. 👋🏼 I feel my body a lot and I often think about my body and certainly I write about my body but mainly filtered through works of fiction and poetry. I’ve started reflecting on my body more openly — specifically my recent diagnosis of FAI/labral tears (hip impingement) which led me to be completely bedridden for 10 days in November (Snoopy was a gift from hubby ❤️), and now a slow, long, and painful process of recovery. But I am also HOPEFUL, despite what Dr. Internet says.

I came onto Medium a good long while ago, not knowing exactly what I would write here. I wrote a few posts and then released the impulse — I was not feeling the full…

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E. Katherine Kottaras

E. Katherine Kottaras

M.A. English// M.S. Kinesiology, Integrative Wellness. Contemplative teacher & writer. 🏳️‍🌈☮️🌴🍕 Chronic pain yields chronic hope.