Today on The Neil Haley Show, The Total Tutor Neil Haley and Peyton Leonard will interview Darla Davies, author of Who Said I’d Never Dance Again?
Even though more than 2.5 million people have received hip replacement surgery, when a professional athlete undergoes surgery, their dreams and career can be changed in an instant. Imagine hearing that you’d never be able to compete again, or in Darla Davies' case, dance professionally. For competitive ballroom dancer and national champion Darla Davies, these words from a top orthopedic surgeon crushed her spirit, her livelihood, and her dreams for athletic victory. To her credit, Darla wasn’t standing still for any of that talk. Darla’s journey to recover from degenerative joint disease with hip replacement surgery plus heal not only her physical body but also psychologically prep herself for a grueling journey back to the dance floor is chronicled in Who Said I’d Never Dance Again? A Journey from Hip Replacement Surgery to Athletic Victory. (Morgan James Publishing; March 5, 2019; Trade Paperback; $17.95). More than a memoir from a champion athlete, this book is a positive plan for finding the best doctor for your needs. Plus, Darla explains how to understand fully about the diagnosis, process, surgery, physical recovery, and the secrets of sports psychology behind a dramatic recovery that leads back to an active life.