Back Surgery Complete!

This is just a quick post to let everyone know that I am alive and functioning after surgery! I’ll do a longer post in the future with what actually ended up happening once I got here and what the future will most likely hold in terms of recovery, running, and future surgeries. For now, I’m hanging out in my parents’ RV, working on Ramblen, and hanging out with my boo Stitches. Thank you for all the well wishes and crossed fingers!



My dad got me this bear when I was 8 years old and fell off a bike on a very big hill. My mom, brother and I were on vacation for the summer and my dad had to work. I named the bear Stitches in honor of my injuries, which were pretty bad and mostly concentrated on my face and hands. Stitches has been by my side for every major injury since!


30 thoughts on “Back Surgery Complete!

  1. Beth Hayes

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

    1. trex

      Thank you so much, Beth!

  2. Melissa

    Prayers for a speedy recovery!

    1. trex

      Thanks, Melissa!

  3. Sarah L

    So glad to hear you’re doing well. I thought of you today!

    1. trex

      Thank you for thinking of me, Sarah!

  4. Jeanette Meyer


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  5. Ashley S.

    “Alive” and “Functioning” are my two favorite post-surgery words. Enjoy the pain meds!

    1. trex

      I think I was enjoying the pain meds a little bit too much when I wrote this post, because “functioning” might have been a bit of an overestimation, haha!

  6. Speedy recovery.

    1. trex

      Thank you so much!

  7. Awesome! I’ve been thinking of you and wondering when we would hear … so glad you came through OK, and really hoping for a speedy and complete recovery! Love the bear :)

    1. trex

      Thanks, Michael!

  8. I was thinking about you today, and am so happy that you made it through OK.

    1. trex

      Thank you for thinking about me, Claudia!

  9. Kendra

    Stitches is very cute, glad he is by your side. Good to hear that you are doing well, sending many hugs your way. Get better soon.

    1. trex

      Thanks, Kendra! He is getting a little beat up in his old age, but still very adorable.

  10. Glad to hear things went well! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

    1. trex

      Thank you, Sarah! Hopefully I’ll be back in Tulsa for Route 66 this year.

  11. Get well soon! Sending healthy wishes your way! :)

    P.S. I could also send some Croatian chocolate to speed you on your way to health if you send your address? I send those all over the world in my little attempt to promote Croatia.

    1. trex

      Thank you! I can’t wait for my Croatian chocolate :)

  12. I’m glad to hear it went smoothly my friend!

    1. trex

      Thank you, Hollie!

  13. Dan


    1. trex

      Woo hoo!

  14. Bobby

    Get well soon; hug Stitches. It’ll help.

    1. trex

      It definitely did, Bobby! Thank you!

  15. Greg Haenel

    Very glad to hear you are through the surgery. Best wishes for a rapid and full recovery!

    1. trex

      Thanks, Greg!

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