A personal note to my blog viewers: It is taking me a while to get my life back in order after my father passed away. I still have my 'down days' now and then, but one of the things which finally had to be done was knee surgery for a torn lateral meniscus.
I injured myself around the first of December while in Tennessee and obviously was unable to attend to it while caring for my dad. Upon my return home to Pensacola Beach, the first thing I tried was physical therapy, but it soon became apparent -- with the help of an MRI -- that PT alone would not solve the situation.
The irony of this particular injury was that I could climb stairs or walk on a flat surface with very little problems, but any unstable surface such as the beach or sandy areas resulted in quite a bit of pain. For a nature photographer, that was not a good sign.
I underwent surgery yesterday morning at Gulf Breeze Hospital and the procedure went exceptionally well. I was blessed with great doctors, nurses and a delightful anesthetist! Hopefully I'll be exploring the island again in no time. In fact, if I can finagle a temporary Handicap Parking sign for my vehicle, I may be able to hit the Pensacola Jazz Fest this weekend in Seville Square! Of course that may be a bit hopeful, but you never know what a positive attitude can do.
Thank you to all my loyal blog viewers!