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It is the first full week of April. There are still a bunch of fish around, and sounds like spring chinook fishing up north has been pretty good.
To update all. I had to cut my Steelhead season a little short this spring. I have been having some joint issues, and have been looking for answers for a few months.
Last Thursday, I had major shoulder surgery, to repair significant tears and damage. I was fortunate enough to find a wonderful surgeon and group of people who, quite frankly, really know their shit. And do an amazing job! I was in, and taken care of. Had the weekend to attempt to rest, but found it difficult to sleep or rest for various reasons.
I was totally off all medication two days later, and remain that way. Although still finding it hard to rest and sleep. This last Monday, I was giving mobility tasks for the week, and was able to remove the sling and harness. It is fascinating that the harness was not needed in a matter of days. Although, many would continue to use it as a vice, and also the meds. But, I want to heal, and heal quickly.
I am still swollen, and sore. My attitude is tough. I am emotional, and also angry. Simply because of the pain. I have been hurt for so long, and now want some relief.
I am taking all of the necessary measures to heal. Tons of vitamins, and herbs. Seeing Takashi for accupuncture, and his witches brew too. Eating like a pig! And, for those that know us, I quit smoking almost two months ago! Yay me!
So, there is the update for now. I will do my best to keep everyone hip as needed. For now, I am focused on healing, and preparing. My goal is to have total mobility back by the end of April. Weight training after that, and back to work for summer. I will, hopefully be fishing June 1st. Crabbing early May. So, if anyone wants to BS me, and talk about fishing options for summer, fall, and even Alaska, now is a good time to call and talk to me.
For now, life goes on!