Well friends.......I seem to be ready to get back out there. It's been a long time, way too long!
I've been off the forum for a while because I was doing the weaning off the pain meds thing. WOW! I didn't realize how much that was going to hurt or how hard it was going to be. But I did it. I'm now only on Tylenol. I still hurt a lot from the surgery and have about 8 more weeks of PT, but I figured I could start off with some very "EASY" short hikes. Hey........It's a start, right?
Now don't laugh. (OK, you can laugh!) I have to start off very easy. I still can't pull or push with any real force yet with my shoulder, so I'm going to do these two hikes/walks to bring my body and legs back into some sort of shape. Dam, I've been sitting around the house just healing for the past month and a half!
This week I'll do, The Silk Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Concord, NH
(right down the road from my house)
And then next week I'll do, The John Hay National Wildlife Refuge, Newbury, NH
(very scenic off the shore of Lake Sunapee)
After these two little one's, I'll be able to know where I'm physically at,
and then hopefully head up into the White Mountains for some REAL hiking.