Most of us experience health events as we age that give us pause. My first such experience as an adult was my October 22, 2015 heart attack while float-tubing Dacey Reservoir on a solo trip. My most recent medical episode occurred after a Father’s Day dinner at home. I apparently experienced a thrombosis in my lower aorta, below my renal arteries but above my iliac arteries. That resulted in diminished blood flow to my legs which were already suffering from twenty years of peripheral artery disease. Surgeons performed an Axillo-Bifemoral bypass which successfully restored adequate blood flow to my legs, but the time lapse between Father’s Day and surgery was too long for my right leg and so it suffered some nerve and muscle damage.
I am working hard in physical therapy to regain strength and control of my right leg, especially my foot. I am already noticing improvement, but it will be a long journey.
Please pray that the Lord’s will be done, and that I accept His will and continue to give all glory to Him
Meanwhile, I cannot yet drive, and I must use a walker to cover any long distance. Needless to say, I won’t be going fishing for a while, which translates into no blog posts of any new outdoor experiences. But don’t give up on your subscriptions yet. While I work on my recovery I might find one or two adventures I’ve not yet written about.
Thank you for your interest in my blog.