A couple of weeks ago we were playing at Ko Olina in Hawaii. That tournament has been on the schedule on and off since my rookie year and I really enjoy going there, despite the long flight! This year the Hawaiian paradise wasn't very good to me though. On or off the course... 

I've struggled a bit with a back issue all year, but it became more serious while in Hawaii. One day I sat down for lunch at the golf course and could hardly get up from the chair. After seeing a doctor in Dallas a few days later and doing a couple of MRIs I found out that I have two herniated discs in the lower back. Ouch! They hurt!
A bunch of medicine made it possible for me to move again and once the worst pain was gone I started rehabbing the back. I'm seeing a Physical Therapist three times a week and doing exercises on my own six times a day - it's redundant and fairly boring, but listening to good music and podcasts from Sveriges Radio makes it bearable! That Spotify subscription is definitely paying off :)

I still don't know when I'll be able to start practicing again and I have absolutely no clue about when I'll be back on tour. But I will be back! And I'll be back stronger and better than ever!!!

Following are some pre-injury photos from Hawaii to cheer you up after reading that depressing blog post :)

My favourite spot!

Hello, big boy (or girl)

Water, sky, clouds, lava rocks. And two sea turtles!!!

A pregnant, endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal (one of the rarest mammals on earth - only 1300 remains). Pretty sure my Mom had a similar view when she gave birth to me :)


10 comments (Add your own)

1. Kusin Thorsten wrote:

Ta det lungt och krya på dig!

Mon, May 6, 2013 @ 2:53 AM

2. Therese wrote:
Nej, vad jobbigt! Du får krya på dig och kämpa vidare!

Har du förresten några planer att komma till Sverige i sommar?
Vi får höras på mail :)

Många kramar!

Tue, May 7, 2013 @ 1:16 PM

3. Ron wrote:
i was wondering where you were.missed you the last few times iwatched the lpga.hope you recover fast,and get back to your got a great smile Ron

Sat, May 25, 2013 @ 6:05 AM

4. bob wolfe ( wegmans guy) wrote:
Congrats on a great 2012! Sorry to hear about your injury and you will be missed at this years wegmans LPGA...

Mon, June 3, 2013 @ 11:38 AM

5. Marc roman wrote:
Träffade din mamma den 30 de på en begravning( hedda holmberg,vännina till in mormor. Hon blev 94). Ann Kristin var där också. De hade åkt upp från Göteborg.
Mamma berättade om dina ryggbekymmer,men sade att du hade klarar av att flyga utan större problem. Det lät positivt. Hoppas allt går framåt nu och att du är tillbaka snart. Tufft på touren även utan ryggbesvär.
Marika och jag spelar golf men det har inte varit så mycket iår än,med begravningen och allt.
Lycka till framöver.

Mon, June 10, 2013 @ 10:23 AM

6. Bill Penn wrote:
Karin hope your rehab is going well and wish you a full and speedy recovery Missed u at Shoprite The course played very difficult Lots of wind to deal with and hard greens. Get well soon We will be in Marco in November hope you can make the trip to Naples

Thu, June 20, 2013 @ 4:46 AM

7. Jeff Mayhew wrote:
Miss seeing your game during tournaments this year. Hoping you get back soon. Any chance we see you at the Safeway in PDX?

Sat, July 20, 2013 @ 9:23 AM

8. Carl Surtman wrote:
Hope your re-hab is going well and looking forward to following you at the Marathon Classic (used to be Jamie Farr) in Sylvania.

Thu, February 13, 2014 @ 4:55 AM

9. Joe Bradley (Mich guy--tix to Weg--LPGA) wrote:
Really pleased that you made the cut for weekend at LPGA Championship--Roc-NY. Jump up that leaderboard Sat/Sun!

Left town on Wed. since my main goal of trip was to see sister and family. Would have liked to stay for LPGA finale and cheer you on.

Told relatives and others they'll be pulling for you, too--now and in future endeavors

Best Wishes! JCB

Sat, August 16, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

10. Joe Bradley (MI) wrote:
WOW! Just found your comments re "windshield note" --and copy of note on your website! I'm afraid nuns in my past would not approve of my hurried handwriting.

My golfing buddies, relatives and wife WILL approve of the thoughtful LPGA pro from Sweden who is now considered a good friend!

Will highly recommend your website--content with great pictures is outstanding. (Also a way for me to brag a bit.) :~)

Sat, August 16, 2014 @ 10:53 AM

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