Who Said I’d Never Dance Again?
A Journey from Hip Replacement Surgery to Athletic Victory
More than twenty-two million Americans watch—eyes glued to the TV screen—as dancers move swiftly and smoothly across the dance floor.
More than 250,000 others get off the couch and participate in dance studios, dance competitions, and dance organizations across the country.
Until now, no one watching could imagine that someone with an artificial hip could move so deftly on the dance floor.
Many viewers don’t have the physical flexibility and stamina to dance with their own joints, let alone an implanted one.
Who Said I’d Never Dance Again? is the first book about ballroom dancing to address a painful yet victorious comeback after joint replacement surgery, and the rigorous physical and mental strength required to make it happen.
It also includes moving stories of other athletes, inspiring quotes, and recommendations for action for the reader.
Many readers of Who Said I’d Never Dance Again? who face physical challenges will discover that you sometimes have to say “No!” to the limited expectations of others and succeed beyond measure despite them.
This may not be easy to do in the face of your current physical reality, but you have to set your mind to achieve your goal anyway.
Whether that goal is to win a sports championship or regain stability so you can walk without pain, this book will provide guidance and inspiration to do so.
Dance enthusiasts, read Who Said I’d Never Dance Again? to peek behind the curtain of ballroom events and learn more about what it takes to be successful.
If you are among the millions not actively engaged in the sport, you will be amazed at how rigorous dancing is and how it impacts your body.
You will also feel the tension of competition and understand why a female dancer must be more than someone with a pretty gown and nice makeup to make it to the top.
This book is an inspiration for those considering or enduring a hip replacement, which impacts more than 300,000 people each year in the United States (other estimates are as high as 465,000). Sixty-three percent of patients are female.
The book will show you that the pain and discomfort are only for a season and that you can regain motion and engage in activities once healing comes. It will motivate you to be aggressive with your physical therapy, knowing that there is a pain-free enjoyment of many activities afterward.