April…Week 2.

Seems the surgery went well.  The only trouble was lack of sleep.  Spoke with the crew, and decided to double down on muscle relaxers.  It worked wonders.  For the first time since getting filleted, I slept.  As of late, mobility is coming back, and as of today, pain is much less.  Still sore, but not nearly as dramatic.  I am pushing limits, as I was told to do.  Stitches are out, wound looks really good, and the fly bandages will likely fall off tomorrow.   So, making progress.  Amazing what some “good” rest does for repair.

  As for the rest…The up and coming summer season is coming together.  Have some of the days booked for summer fishing, and some crabbing too.  Can`t complain, after the winter we had, and getting hurt.
  The fall season is looking really good.  We have about ten days left to fill, so if you want a day, might want to get in touch.  Some will be disappointed, and will be booked for 2015.  Been a while since this has happened.  There are a few more that are supposed to fill in, so we shall see.  Would love to be totally full by the end of the week.
  For now, continue to push on, recover, and get some things moving again.  Not long from now, we will be floating around doing something.  Atleast we are eating well.

April Fools Week!

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!