Joy Newcomb owner of THiRDiPHOTO is portrait and landscape photographer based in Los Angeles, CA where she focuses on capturing memories and experiences for her clients. In her blog, she writes about her photography, attempting to travel on a budget in an RV and full knee replacement surgery.
Photography by Joy M Newcomb
October 17th, post-op day 20.
During my daily strolls, I would walk around my complex. A few days later I stopped using the walker and began with the cane.
gregory being gregory as I walk around the complex, recording the footage on my gopro.
Warm wishes from my nephews and fam. <3
my furry comfort..
Some days are hard. You become tired of the pain, it mentally wears you down. Having the support of my friends and family kept me moving and made me push through the pain.
Almost 107k steps!
So far this month I have doubled my steps. Each day, I try and push myself. Each day is getting easier.
Seven days before it began and decked out for a Halloween Party.
My friend and neighbor Tamara and I get ready to head out to a Halloween party in Burbank, October 27th. A week before the paralysis.
Buger with a side of fries
The Complete Look
If you know me, you know I do not dress up my dogs. My friends however, each year plan their entire costumes around my pups. this year with the addition of Sawyer (aka Burger), they created a very cute group!
Ready for home…
I always have to be aware of where Ms Cali is…she loves to pop me when she wants attention.
sometimes the cone of shame is required for a dog that has ALOT of allergies.
One day before meeting ENT specialist
he’s so black…his face just melts into his fur.
Charlie is REALLY good at giving the “LOOK”
My New Regiment
Just adding a few more pills to the ones I’m already taking for my knee replacement.
Not a Cat
A visit from a neighbors dog, Iggy while I cleaned the apartment.
Cryo Facial -- eh... it's COLD!!!
Trying something new, and wanted to see if this helped. It was a very weird sensation. The side with the Palsy didn’t flinch or react as the other side did. Once I was used to the cold, I was finally able to relax. also performed a 10 minute session on my knee. Still unsure if it helped, but it did feel good when done.
Laughter IS the best medicine
Laughing at yourself is sometimes the best thing you can do.
Sometimes life forces you to reevaluate what you put in your body. Diagnosed with #ramsayhunt yesterday. #lifechanges 💯
Today I continue to make a change. Healthier options, creating foods that I enjoy but help me. ——- I’ve began making this change before the knee replacement surgery but recovering mostly alone and needing to create meals.. i.e eat! 🍳🧀🍔. I went for easier options that didn’t require me to stand by the stove.