Dec 14, 2013 - 11:06 pm
Some of you may remember that I had a thoractomy and that plum size mass removed from my lung past summer. I am still having pain problems from it. The surgeon says that the rib they cut and moving the cartilage, etc, is causing the rib to move around and poke me. He said it would be 6 months to a year before I am healed, and since I am a slow healer, Brian (my SO) and I think it will be a year. They also cut into the area where I already have severe nerve damage pain, also, making it worse.
Well, pain or not, and with the help of my friend, Vicodin, I have started snowshoeing in the backyard.Since I rarely leave the house, I need to find activites of exercise to do at home.
This year Brian and I are still taking our yearly trip up north to our friend's one room, no plumbing, use an outhouse in single digits/below zero weather and ice fish.
We will be enjoying ice fishing, and if the sun is out, he brings his underwater camera so I can watch the perch below the ice shack swimming and going after my minnows!!
There is no internet, only a few tv channels, and beautiful views. In fact, you need four wheel drive, or snowmobiles to get out there (or snowshoes). And beautiful sunsets on the lake with all the snow.
I am looking foward to snowshoeing in such beautiful snowcovered woods and lake!!
I love our home, yard, birds and critters, but it is so nice that every December we go up north (northern WI) and enjoy things without all the distractions.
Only drawback, is that my dog still has the bad back legs from tearing both ACLs in the back, is getting older now, and has problems with the cold on her paws. We have bought her a doggie lawn chair last summer so she will be off the shack floor and this year, Brian bought a light with a fan so that the hot air from the propane heater goes downward. I wish i had started snowshoeing when me and the dog were younger, but from 2010 to 2013 I had so many surgeries, and when I was raising my son as a single parent, I had so many other things to do.
Anyway, I just thought I would share some good news. I know I am not the most popular on here, but I know there are some on here that like (tolerate) me.
I do read all the posts on here, and feel sad when I hear your bad news, feel happy when I hear your good news. I don't always post, but I support you all.