THE Little Couple alum, Dr. Jen Arnold gave fans an update on her recovery from hip surgery as she shared a rare selfie of her on crutches with her doctor.
Back in February, Jen had successful hip revision surgery and is on the road to recovery.
She thanked her doctor in the post saying that he had taken such good care of her and her husband.
“This hip replacement revision surgery wasn’t the easiest I’ve had, with a small pelvic fracture & not being able to bear weight on my leg for 6weeks,” Dr. Jen continued.
The Little Couple star went on to say that this surgery was a piece of cake compared to the 30+ orthopaedic ones she has had, where she had to be in full body casts for weeks.
Being a mom and starting a new job has been making recovery challenging for her, but now that she is starting physical therapy it should get easier.
This was her second hip surgery, as she had gotten the right one operated one prior.
Dr. Jen had also gotten her left hip done 20 years ago, but it decided to fail.
She had traveled to New York for her surgery in order to get one of the best doctors.
The post came yesterday as fans have been worried about her health for a while.
Since posting an update, which has received over 34,000 likes, fans have sent well wishes and similar stories to the reality star.
“Best wishes! My 4 year old just had a double hip reconstruction, some tendon lengthening, work on her pelvis, and Botox. Oh man, what a recovery so far! So much pain, but finally getting it under control,” one commenter wrote.
Other fans called her an inspiration for never complaining and going through so many surgeries.
“You are such an inspiration…never complain…take it all in your stride….don’t rush back to cleaning the house…a highly overrated job….sending you lots of good wishes from Ireland,” they wrote.
Most fans agreed with the above comment, telling her to have Bill, her husband, take on the housework.
Many of the comments told her to take it one day at a time and that they were praying for her.
In the midst of getting surgery, Dr. Jen took up a new position.
She was previously the director of the Simulation Center at John Hopkins All Children’s Medical Center in Florida.
Now, the family up and moved to Boston as the 48-year-old got a new job there.
Dr. Jen is currently the program director of Boston’s Children’s Hospital’s Simulator Program.
“I am both a passionate neonatologist and healthcare simulation educator,” she wrote in her bio on Boston Children’s Hospital website.
“As a person born with a physical disability, a rare type of skeletal dysplasia, it has been my goal as a physician to give back and help future generations of babies and kids lead healthy and happy lives. It was the inspiration of my own surgeon, Dr. Steven Kopits, who inspired me to enter into medicine,” Dr. Jen continued.
The couple and their two children sold their Florida home for $3.6 million and moved to Boston to their new home.
Since moving from the Sunshine State to the East Coast, her kids have enjoyed a snow day and seem to be adjusting well.
Dr. Jen and Bill Klein have been married since 2008 and adopted William and Zoey in 2013.