Well, I guess it is here and there. Have I been, no. I have reasons. I was doing physical therapy until a few weeks ago but that’s done. I haven’t mentioned it on here, but my wife is suffering from complications from her gall bladder removal almost a year ago. I think we have it nailed down and are headed to UC Davis to hopefully get her fixed. It’s not life threatening, just painful. It’s been a rough year. My back problems and near miss with the surgeon, her complications, not to mention the bills from all that. Whew!
In any case, life goes on. If this little procedure works for Jen, things should settle down on that front. As for me, my back isn’t 100%. Probably never will be. the physical therapy helped but a two mile walk will do me in. Standing in a stream for more than half an hour will too. But I’ve learned it’s probably not going to get worse if I watch it and if I work on my core strength and managed to lose a few pounds it might get a little better. I’ve also learned to manage it.
I don’t walk two miles. I walk half a mile and rest, another half mile, etc. I don’t stand to long in one spot and if I have to, I take breaks. I’ve discovered it’s the constant walking or standing that bothers me. If I move around, sit, bend, stand, walk, it doesn’t bother me so much. I’m not causing the same irritation to the nerve over a long period. I might irritate the nerve, but not in the same way. I’ve also taken up biking and I can exercise with little or, more often, no pain.
If we can get the Mrs. patched up, were both going to lose some weight. I lost ten pounds over the winter and kept it off. I’m hoping to do some exploring and hiking, yes even with my back, along with hitting some stillwater spots I’ve never been. For now it’s spring time in Nevada. 70 degrees one day, snowing the next and usually windy. The point? There’s no point. I’m just rambling. If all goes well, this time next week I’ll be planning trips. Some with the wife, some to go fishing and some just to get out of the house. If not…well, we won’t go there.