Friday, June 29, 2012

On the Cover of the Rolling Stone.......Not Quite

I thought since my loyal readers went through my hip replacement with me, WAY back when I was a regular blogger, you all might get a kick out of seeing the cover of this month's Arthritis Today magazine:
Yep, that's me!

Can you believe it? They came across my blog posts and thought my story would be an interesting one for their readers. Working with them was a blast and I have to say, it's kind of cool to be on the cover. I've already had two old boyfriends e-mail me. (Not really the way you want to dazzle them, but what the heck!)

Just goes to show you, every cloud has a silver lining. You might not know it at the time - I was so bummed and sad when I first was told I had to get a hip replacement, and now I'm pain free and on the cover of a magazine! If you're going theough something tough right now, keep your chin up. You can't even imagine what the future holds for you. I can promise, it will be better.

Have a great 4th and eat more chocolate!!


Unknown said...

Way to go girl!!! Love ya (Diane)

Denise Ryan said...

Thanks, Diane!!!!! Miss you!

Danielle Martin said...

I read your story and I was truly inspired by your story. I came across it because I was in Walgreens and bought a chocolate bar that was on sale and great. I decided to look online for coupons when I came across your blog. I ruptured my kidney playing rugby in april and after a while in the hospital dealing with infections I had to get it removed. I missed a lot of school and have spent the summer waiting for the operation and finishing my school work. Last week I had my fifteen pound kidney removed after a surgery with many complications I am recovering. Thank you for the message of every cloud has a silver lining. Sometimes it's so hard too look at the bright side when everything hurts. I hope everything goes well for you. Thank you for your blog.

Denise Ryan said...

Danielle - thanks so much for taking the time to comment! I am so very sorry to hear about your surgery!! All I can say is you sould like one tough cookie. And I bet you're one heck of a rugger!

Hang in there - if you're reading and eating chocolate, I know you're on a good path to recovery. If your surgery is like mine, once they get you finally squared away, you'll feel a little better everyday. Although it probably seems impossible right now. And know that the saying "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" is true. You are going to be tougher and stronger than ever. Keep the faith! And thanks for sharing your strength!

jeff said...

You have two exes that read Arthritis Today magazine? What are the odds of that? Must be in the billions.

I dislocated my hip about 4 weeks ago (and tore a hamstring in the process, too). Getting back in the saddle, though.

Good to see your work again; don't be too stingy with the blogging brilliance.

Denise Ryan said...

Ha, ha _ you are right about THAT! Hate to hear you dislocated your hip - that must have hurt like HELL! I am the worst blogger EVAH. I do need to get back into it - thanks for cheering me on!

About Me said...


I thought at first you had photo shopped this as a big joke on all of us ... and LOOK. AT. YOU.


You rock.

Denise Ryan said...

Heidi - thanks!!!!! How crazy is that? Miss you -hope you are doing great!!!!!!