Another season starts!

Well, we have snow and we have a place to stay. Another ski season starts! I will be opening up the place on Dec. 2. Can’t wait. Now all I have to do is get ready! HA. Things should get busy around here for the winter. Can’t wait.

Things went well

Well, my surgery was not that bad. I could use the arm by Sunday and had good range of motion a couple of days after that. The pictures of the operation were wild. They went over them with me when I saw the Doc. All and all I am glad I did the surgery. I may have the left arm done next year some time.

Now for my next operation, having a part of my large intestine removed! Yikes.

Here we go!

Tomorrow I will have my first major surgery. I have shoulder impingement which has caused a minor tear in my rotator cuff. Or so they think. If the tear is more than 50 % I get screws in the shoulder and 6 weeks of no arm movement. It’s my right shoulder. :-) Our technology is great but even an MRI doesn’t show enough detail.

They are pretty sure the tear is not major, but with lawyers and such they always give the worst case. In general, I’m going to get a good tune up. Resurface of the ball and socket, remove any degeneration, removal of some bone, a ligament and the bursa which is destroyed at this point. Removing the bone and other parts will solve the shoulder impingement once and for all. So that’s good. If all goes well I will start physical therapy on Sept. 6th.

Like I said, here we go! (Next is the gut operation :-( )

Sucks to be ill’in

This past 6 months or so have not been great in terms of health. First I had a pinched nerve in my back, that took about 6 months to fix… then I had a stuck kidney stone that had to be surgically removed. Next I got an intestinal infection that has taken two rounds of antibiotics (that’s one month of them!) to get rid of. My shoulder has been hurting, and I found out I have a 40% tear in my right rotator cuff caused by shoulder impingment. I have surgery for that in late August. Next up after that is surgery for diverticulitus. That’s the biggie. Hopefully after this major tune up I’ll be ready to rock and roll again.

I’m still getting out (skated tonight), but at a pace much slower than I like.

It’s June already and it’s still raining and snowing!

Yes folks, I am gonna complain.  I am ready for some spring sking and skateboarding!  I really can’t complain.  On Memorial Weekend I skied from near the top of Mt. Juda (Sugar Bowl) down to Donner lake in 5-6 inches of nice powder and snow flurries all day.  Fresh snow in the trees, it looked like early December.  Snow all the way down to the lake a the end of June!  Gonna have to get up to Sonora Pass asap and maybe hit Bridgeport as well.  Then Tioga when it opens up!  Then in July the N. roads should be open on Shasta…. Ya, I’m gonna complain.