It's a Goner

posted Dec 27, 2009, 8:34 AM by Richard Sevenich   [ updated Dec 27, 2009, 9:29 AM ]

My ski season is a goner. The medical community is not releasing me any time soon to do anything which could involve falling. Nearly anything I do involves falling - my hiking boots even have air bags ready to deploy. Kayaking would be OK, but it's currently too cold here to paddle - and almost any launch location would require crossing a stretch of ice, with at least the last few yards being breakable.

The longer term prospects continue to look excellent with 100% recovery predicted. My physical therapist is located at Sandpoint West Athletic Club (SWAC), firming up my intention to join the club temporarily. I'll need cardio vascular activities in addition to spine rehabilitation (flexibility) to while away these winter months. SWAC offers many such options. By sometime in spring I expect to be cleared for my usual range of activities.

I noticed that the Nanaimo Paddling Club has released their schedule of paddling outings for January and February - a rather full slate. Of course, trip cancellations due to hostile weather are more common in winter. But I'm here in North Idaho and not on the big island. Hopefully we'll join in one of their summer trips e.g. with my broken neck mended, perhaps the Broken Group Islands in Barkley Sound.