Tag Archives: recovery

Getting Better – A Tender Progress

Hi Tricia! Thanks again for all the inadvertent web traffic. As documented previously, driving bus really aggravated my tendinitis. Playing guitar (well, fumbling at playing guitar) without significant pain in the back of either hand was impossible. The son of … Continue reading

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A New Addition and a New Mojo

As you can see above, my wife has a new puppy. Her name is Lavender Brown (nerd alert!) and she weighed in at the vet at a massive 1.6 pounds. Oh, she is a puppy. When awake she’s a nonstop … Continue reading

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Working Towards a Full Revival

Last Monday I had bilateral hernia surgery. It was a three hour job and I was left swollen and hurting. I had been carrying around these twin abdominal failures for years and they have pained and restricted me a great … Continue reading

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Tires and Tendons

(I’ve been playing a fair amount of Coltrane and Miles lately so let’s start with this photo) I’ve been bitching about carpal tunnel and the trouble with my hands for many posts now. I had a doctor appointment yesterday and … Continue reading

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A Short Climb Up a Sandstone Peak

A dear friend of ours from the Twin Cities visited us this weekend. She was on her way to Seattle via the Amtrak legend The Empire Builder. Because she’s never seen this part of the world Carjo insisted we make … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Anniversary

A couple days ago it was the one year anniversary of me smashing my left ankle to smithereens and splinters. Today I did fifteen minutes on the treadmill and realized that I’m now ready to push it up to twenty. … Continue reading

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Master has given Dobby a sock

My wife has given me the gift of warm tootsies. Ever since I’ve been free of wearing a cast/boot on my foot I have been wearing these black sandals with a Velcro strap across the top. They’re two sizes too … Continue reading

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In Which I Update You on Mundane Things

My foot is feeling fairly good these days. I walk with a very noticeable limp, I cannot drive or walk for any distance without the boot, and my ankle has some weird swelling going on. I have a MD appointment … Continue reading

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Hey, I’m Walking Here

My exercise dilemma continues. I tried a few times to walk outside with Carjo but it’s tough walking over uneven ground with that damn boot on my left leg. Streets and sidewalks in this town are an undignified mess of … Continue reading

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And Yes, It was a Happy Morning

I started my campaign of query letters this morning and I feel quite happy about it. And now I will go back to work on the book. There’s some things in the manuscript I want to tidy up and then … Continue reading

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