Post Surgery Recovery and Relief
This is a true story of how I entered the cannabis industry. This is also how I discovered that cannabis and CBD could help me with post surgery recovery and relief.
It was the summer of 2018 when I tore my ACL. I was working as a bartender at a busy Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Seattle, which required me to be mobile and fast. With the injury, I was no longer either and in turn, no longer able to bartend.
I was stressing on how I was going to earn an income for the next few months. Married with two young toddlers, I had a family to support. That’s when I first entered into the cannabis industry, which proved to be a blessing in disguise.
I didn’t know a lot about cannabis when I first started working in the industry. Daily I would research every brand and strain we had in store, as well as ask my colleagues what they recommended. As certified medical consultants, they were extremely knowledgeable on the potential benefits of cannabis and pointed me in the right direction.
I hated taking prescription painkillers. They made me feel extremely noxious and way too loopy for customer service. Plus, I didn’t want to risk the possibility of addiction, which is common with opioids. However, I was definitely in pain and needed real relief.
I had a six week wait until I could get surgery, and then I was looking at a long road ahead for recovery. This is when I was introduced to Trail Blazin’.
Trail Blazin’ is endorsed by the WA State DOH as medically compliant. Pure, pesticide free medical grade cannabis. Here are the TOP 5 Trail Blazin’ Products that helped me manage and recover from my injury.
- Northern Lights: A classic old school strain, Northern Lights eased the tension in the muscles surrounding my injury, providing full body relief, including for pain. In addition, Northern Lights aided in better rest. The pain was so reduced that it helped me to sleep through the night.
- Pennywise: A CBD heavy indica, this is one strain I would often consume on its own or combine with Northern Lights. I noticed that Pennywise helped reduce the swelling in my leg. After surgery, during the recovery process, this also aided in reducing the discomfort from my required physical therapy.
- Harlequin: A CBD heavy sativa, this was helpful for daytime use. I could keep a relatively clear mind, while reducing my inflammation and easing my pain. I generally stay away from sativa’s as I’m prone to anxiety. However, this is one strain that I can rely on feeling fully relaxed, anxious free and alert.
9# Hammer: I’ve personally nicknamed this one “The Knock-out Punch” because it is one heavy indica. A full body, couch locking experience was exactly what the doctor ordered when I needed to lay still and just sleep. Rest is most important requirements to help with healing from any major injury. 9# Hammer had that covered for me. Only a couple puffs of 9# and I was usually in a deep sleep within 15 minutes.
- Space Wrangler OG: This hybrid was helpful when I was bed ridden and wide awake. While providing relief, this strain also sparked my creativity, which helped me pass the long hours enjoying the time to write poems, paint and play guitar.
The experience was a great introduction to Trail Blazin’ and I’ve since become a reliable consumer. Trail Blazin’ has also started producing full spectrum capsules, which have been fantastic for treating my migraines, backaches and other ailments. Trail Blazin’ is a staple item in my medicine cabinet.
Stop by and speak with one of our medical consultants to see how we can help you find that right products that could potentially provide you post surgery recovery and relief.