Recovery Post ACL Surgery Day #11 . Recovery has been a bit harder today, I’m not going to lie. My pain is worse today & my knee is incredibly stiff. I wish I was this smiling, hiking girl in the photo 😍 but today, recovery forced me to grit my teeth, hold back the tears of frustration, and look at myself in a new light. I am stronger than I think & I will get through this. I can, I will, and I’ll be back stronger than ever 👊🏼 in due time of course ☺️💪🏼🙌🏽
Today I uploaded a short video (my first ever video editing 📽🎉) of mine & @thana4yyc’s backpacking trip to Garibaldi Lake at the start of this month 🏔👫 Take a look, let me know what you think! Anyone have any other recommendations for other backpacking trips in AB or BC? I want to start building my list ☺️🏔🏔🏔
Feeling good today 💪🏼, it’s recovery day #6 for me post-op. Even though my leg is still swollen and recovering, I’m optimistic about my recovery 👊🏼 This surgery has proven to me how strong I really am because honestly, I feel like I’ve been taking it in stride 💃🏼 Happy Thursday everybody!! 🎉💕 📸: @daqphotography
Was playing around with @daqphotography’s @nikoncanada camera today 📸 and so I snapped a few photos of my breakfast smoothie with the flowers my mom bought for my recovery 💐🤕 #photographerintraining
It’s Day 4 post-op and I’m feeling pretty good today, especially after sleeping through most of last night 🙌🏽 This week I was ordered to spend a lot of it resting & icing my knee, but I’ve also been lightly practicing walking (with my crutches) a few times a day. I’m in good spirits about this healing process ✨ My first physio session is on Monday and I’m looking forward to it. 👊🏼🎉
Yesterday I had my knee surgery, and I’m so happy to say that it went very well! 🙌🏽 I’m on a very strict pain medicine schedule though to keep the majority of the pain at bay. 👌🏽Just wanted to express my gratitude to everyone who sent me well-wishes, positive vibes, and to my boyfriend @thana4yyc and my parents (who flew out from New Brunswick!!) for all of their love & support through this journey ❤️ You are all so sweet & kind ❤️ Hope you all have fabulous weekends - mine will consist of being a couch potato while I heal 😂 📸: @daqphotography
Yesterday I hit my 15th hike of this year, 5 more than my goal of 10 before my surgery. 🏔👊🏼🎉 My knee surgery is scheduled for this coming Friday morning, so please send me all the positive thoughts you can! 🙏🏼❤️ Couldn’t have been happier to hike Windtower Mountain as my last weekend hike for a while, while I’ll be healing 🤕 Unlike what AllTrails told me, both @thana4yyc and I found this hike a tad difficult but so much fun. I’d say it’s my favourite hike I’ve done in Alberta to date because the views at the summit were the absolute best 😍🏔💯 Highly recommended!! Happy Monday all 💕 📸: @daqphotography
If you have the chance to get out & explore, do it ✨ Last week, @mascaraandmountains, @thana4yyc, and I took a spontaneous trip to the mountains for a sunset hike after work (highly recommended) 🌄😍 We hiked to Forgetmenot Ridge, which was a fairly short but steep hike, and did not fail to disappoint with gorgeous views! Definitely would do this again in a heartbeat. 🏔😊 📸: @mascaraandmountains
On Friday we hiked Wedgemount Lake (14 km, 1200 m elevation 😳) which is now one of our most favourite hikes 🏔😍 I mean, look at that lake! The two days prior to this hike, we did our first ever backpacking & hiking trip to Garibaldi Lake (20 km, about 1000 m elevation) followed by hiking Black Tusk (pictures to come - don’t worry 😉). Needless to say, we are tired & sore but extremely satisfied ❤️ This vacation in BC with my love @thana4yyc has been amazing so far and has really made us appreciate nature and the outdoors 🏔😍 We’re back in Vancouver now for a half day before we start making the drive back to Calgs 🚙
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