A great message for kids.. and adults.
After 2 hours in surgery I came out with a brand new hamstring ACL. Getting to that point, however wasn't so easy. Thank goodness for my amazing mama who flew in all the way from Michigan. I couldn't have done this without her. The nurse started me out with an IV.. the absolute worst part for me. I am a HUGE baby so me crying because of the needle poke was no surprise to my mom. After making it through talking to the anesthesiologist and the doctor.. it was time. I hugged my mom and the tears started flowing, again. I cried the entire way into the surgery room. The last thing I remember was the nurse asking how I injured my leg but I could hardly talk I was so scared, then I woke up! When I awoke I was so out of it and was taking jibberish to the nurse. I told her at one point I felt drunk but knew I wasn't so maybe I was hungover. Hmmm. The goods news is I was not in ANY pain! Before surgery they put a block on my leg so it was completely numb and lasted 12 - 24 hours after surgery. After some crackers, juice and a lot of questions I was released. We headed home for some relaxation. Yesterday was filled with Cable TV, which I haven't had in years, and the internet. The middle of the night last night the block wore off making this morning pretty rough. The pain has definitely increased! Thank goodness for painkillers and puppies :)
before i went into surgery my mom wanted to badly to take a picture. i finally let her and then she proceeded to say she was going to put it on facebook. i said if she can figure out how to upload from my iPhone then go ahead.. unfortunately she was able to figure it out.
no better cure than puppy love.
The weekend of the 18th was my last weekend before having ACL and meniscus surgery. Instead of sitting at home and anticipating all the pain I would be going through I decided to take a weekend adventure with my friend Brittany. We started out Friday night heading to Portland to stay with one of her friends, Heather. Once we finally made it through the traffic of Tacoma we found ourself at Bye-Bye. Bye-Bye is a vegan restaurant/bar with an amazing drink called the 'Bye-Bye'. This comes in a GIANT mason jar filled with all sorts of liquid goodness. After that we headed to the Nite-Lite for some more fun with friends. The next day was the start of our adventure. We headed to the coast! Our first stop was Cannon Beach which apparently has something to do with the movies The Goonies (which I have never seen). Haystock Rock was there and was so incredible. It made us feel so small. The wind was whipping at our faces as the waves almost knocked us over! From Cannon Beach we made our way to Cape Disappointment and our YURT! Not gonna lie, the first time I heard we were staying in a yurt I was picturing a giant hammock for some reason. Luckily, it was not. Instead it was a heated room! I want a yurt of my own. That night we started a fire, had some lovely spiked drinks and played on the beach. Also, when we first checked in we were handed information on the aggressive raccoons that wandered the campground so of course all night we were paranoid watching them roam around our yurt to get to our spilled salad and pizza. Thank goodness there were no direct encounters. The next day we woke up pretty early to drive along the coast to see some of natures beauty. One of those locations was Dead Man's Cove. It certainly was deadly looking. We were beat heading home .. a little too much McDonalds and boozin :) Enjoy our photos below..
We made it! Haystock Rock!
Brittany in our yurt!
Sunset at Cape Disappointment
Enjoy the beach and beers
Hiding from the waves
our little yurt
you would think that three guys were staying there!
my last hoorah!
What better way to spend Valentine's Day then with a bunch of lady friends, booze and Dr. Dog? They were great performers! Here are some pics..
Heart It Races is my favorite song of theirs, check em'
Monica, Brittany and I .. after a handful of vodka soda's
Heart It Races is my favorite song of theirs, check em'
The unfortunate has happened, I will be having ACL and meniscus surgery at the end of this month. I could hardly believe it when my doctor told me the results. After already going through ACL surgery in my left knee I was not thrilled to hear I will be going through this again on my right knee. Damn knees!! I can get around pretty good without crutches right now but definitely cannot participate in any kind of real physical activity. Before the ski accident I was extremely busy in yoga, volleyball, running, hiking and skiing. The most difficult part of this injury so far is sitting around. Because of my lack of activity my right thigh muscle has shrunk significantly.There is pretty much no muscle, just skin and bone.. gross! Even though I'm unable to do all the things I want to do, I'm still managing to get out and about as much as possible. I'll be pretty weak after surgery so I'm trying to live it up as much as possible right now. Here are some photos from my gimp-legged adventures :)
Drinking some bloody mary's with Laura and Brittany at Ray's BoatHouse
The most beautiful day of 2012 in Seattle!
Spent Saturday morning reading while drinking coffee at the beach.. beautiful life.
Looks like people training for a triathlon. To participate in a triathlon this year was my goal ... might have to wait until next year.
Day trip to Cresent Lake .. looks like a Jeep commercial.
Beautiful day at Cresent Lake in Port Angeles.
Kingston/Edmonton Ferry ride
Adventuring out for the day!
Seattle sunset at Golden Gardens.
The line up has been revealed.. what a line-up! May cannot come soon enough. Sasquatch will also be the perfect goal for me when recovering from my surgery. As long as I can get up and move around I will be at Sasquatch, rain or shine! Memorial Day weekend will be one to remember. The two acts I will be looking forward to seeing the most are Bon Iver and Beruit!