updated 04/15/2013 AT 6:30 PM ET
•originally published 04/15/2013 AT 10:15 AM ET
Lisa Vanderpump is a restaurateur, designer, author, philanthropist and star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She’s competing on season 16 of Dancing with the Stars with new pro Gleb Savchenko – and blogging about it on PEOPLE.com
My journey on Dancing with the Stars has come to an end and this will be the last week that I blog for you. I am back to work now, and it has been difficult to readjust after six intense weeks of dancing.
I haven’t seen my partner Gleb Savchenko purposefully for several days, because I’m mourned the loss of the whole experience and I felt it was essential that I throw myself back into work as a distraction.
I have had contact with Wynonna, whom I adore, and I saw Jacoby Jones at my restaurant Sur this week. These are relationships that have been made for life. I will go back to support them all, just not this week. I will be out of town, which ultimately is a good thing.
Physically I am doing better and want to thank you all for your best wishes on Twitter. However, when I fell I damaged my rotator cuff, so unfortunately I am still not a hundred percent.
The training one has to embrace when you join this show is arduous and you cling to your partner as a lifeline, emotional connections are made between the dancers and the physical barriers are also broken down. You literally live in an embrace many hours of the day; it is a unique experience – that is for sure.