So it's been five months since my ACL surgery and this was my last physio session. Had incredible therapists who were super supportive... Especially when I was extremely hard on myself. Jordan and Mark at Sterling Ridge really pushed me and challenged me to get to this point and of course the journey is far from over. Any sort of pivot movement is what I have to be extremely weary of for at least another five months. So I'm going to get back to working out again slowly.
That being said, these last couple of months I've taken the time to build friendships, explore a side of my city that I never knew existed, and just notice things that I never really paid attention to in the past. They say there is a silver lining to everything. Anyone who knows me is aware of how active I usually am and not being able to hike or play sport or lift weights was definitely a challenge but in hindsight I was able to get the time to be able to love and receive love from friends who are now my family. Can't wait to get back outdoors and start sweating again! #sterlingridgeorthopaedics#grateful#aclrecovery#aclreconstruction#backtothegrind#herewego#excited#bloodsweatandtears#friendsarethefamilyyouchoose
@officialcassidypayne writes, “My name is Cassidy Payne, 11/17/17 will forever be the day I’ll always remember because my life will be slightly different than before. I’m a professional dancer in LA and on 9/24/17 my life changed. I was at a dance audition for @amberrose when I landed wrong on my supporting left leg during a hitch kick. I just remember hitting the floor in so much pain but only crying because I knew whatever I did was pretty bad and I wouldn’t be dancing for a while which broke my heart.” #aclrecoveryclub#aclclub#aclrecovery#aclsurgery#aclreconstruction#acl#aclfamily
12 3007 hours ago
“The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you’ve come”. .
Timehop dropped this on me today. Exactly one year ago I did my first baby/half rep squat after having my knee fixed 💪🏼. Why I only have one pant leg is unknown 😂.
BABY STEPS// As long as you walk in the right direction even the smallest steps will eventually get you there. After the ACL surgery I had to remind myself of this every single (and repetitive) rehab session. I couldn't extend my leg fully for a long time, and I read stories about people that never gained full extension & proper flexion. It was tempting to give up, and the progress made during rehab sessions was sometimes tiny. I'm glad I stuck with it. Like I've done with everything things, such as learning a new trade- programming, when I wanted a career change from being a clinical dietitian. I had plenty of opportunities to give up, to skip practice, to skip mundane tasks and failing over and over. I'm proud I didn't. And I'm proud to tell my surgeon that I'm able to do yoga again- and there is nothing missing in my leg extensions 😜