Solo said her experience with the treatment was “horrific and wonderful at the same time,” adding that the day before she was admitted to the facility, she had her first panic attack. She said that the morning she left to begin her rehab stay, her twins “waved goodbye to Grandma in the front lawn.”
She added, “Watching my children waving, knowing that they had no idea how long I would be gone, and not understanding that I wouldn’t come back that evening or the next day, it broke my heart. I smiled and waved out the window, then screamed when I could no longer see them around The bend”.
She and her husband wrote a story for her children to explain their mother’s absence. “We decided to tell the kids that Mama was going fishing,” the athlete said. She added that she spoke with her family remotely during treatment.
Solo said she was one of eight women treated at the facility. While she was checked in, she was tested for drugs and her luggage was moved and tossed in a dryer. She said she broke down in tears at her first group meal.
“Today, I am grateful for my 30 days away from myself to read, think, pray, mediate, and learn,” she said on her podcast.
“It’s okay if we struggle with alcohol or addiction,” Solow continued. “Thank you to the beautiful men and women who taught me this.”