Sunday, May 25, 2014

adventuring of another kind

It will be some time before my pack will be on my back.  In the meantime, it makes a great source to rest my arm.  I like to keep my hopes and dreams close and having my orange pack strapped on my back where it belongs represents a goal to reach.
I learned I have a high tolerance for pain as was eventually quoted to me by those in the know.  My  thoughts were ice, elevation, Vitamin I would heal the problem as that was all I felt was needed for what I was feeling. I carried on with daily routines without much discomfort. Time passed though and there was no improvement, so I sought out professional advice.  This past week has been quite the adventure and more so the past five days in the hospital have been filled with learning experiences and eye openers.  This adventure to date, has left me with an abundance of reasons to be very appreciative of the kindness & compassion I received from every level of health care provider I came in contact with at the Peter Lougheed Center and the Calgary South Campus.

We all have mountains to climb in life and I know I have a big one right in front of me. I'm ready to begin this long climb and I look forward to reaching the summit.

7 comments:

  1. Oh dear !!! So sorry to see and read this. The 'mud-fest' fall was the culprit! Is it just the wrist broken? Are you R handed? Sincerely hope recovery isn't too frustrating for you and this summit conquered quickly, so you can get out in the mountains again.

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    1. Thank you for your message Helen. Unfortunately, I am left handed, now I'm teaching my right hand to be strong and in control. It's the bone above the wrist that ended up in a few pieces. And yes, that mud fest was the culprit!

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  2. Yikes, is this the wrist you mentioned in the last post? Heal up quickly - I know this must be incredibly frustrating, but the only thing to really do while it heals is take advantage of the "free time" to do the kinds of things you normally don't have time to do when you're out in the mountains.

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    1. Yes Ingunn, it's what I mentioned in my last post. Thank you for your message and support.

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  3. Oh no! So sorry to read this...I do hope that it will heal quickly and that you will be back out there climbing peaks real soon! Take care Alexandra. The photo on my blog is Cathedral rock in Sedona, Arizona :)

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  4. Yeah...we also couldn't find parking, so we went all the way around to the Baldwin trail parking and took the long"ish" way towards Cathedral rock. It was beautiful and impressive. We were in Sedona for a week, so we also did Bell, Courthouse, and Canyon. We also made it to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon...it was a wonderful trip. :)

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  5. Oh, I just read about your misadventure - so sorry to hear about your damaged arm!! Hopefully you are back out and about soon!

    Cheers,
    Cheryle

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