|May 30 2012|
I just got back from the annual fishing trip up north, for the walleye opener. My uncle has a cottage way, way up north in a town called Rapid Dans Sur. The cottage is on a river, Lac Dubarquette (sp?)in Quebec; it is one of the drainage lakes from the great Lake Abitibi. My Grandpa, my uncle, my dad, and i set the spring aside for our guys trip. Every year we go up a week early and spend a few nights at the hunting camp; doing routine maintenance, and scoping out some fishing spots for the opener which was may 18. The camp survived another winter, and the moose were very active over the winter leaving tons of sign, right beside the camp! We set up a new trail camera, and i am already looking forward to checking the sd card for pictures later this summer!
On opening day we caught our limit withing 3.5 hours. 3 guys, 18 walleye, 3.5 hours. We have never done that before, fishing was off the chain...haha. We were so confident that we had a fish fry on opening day; fresh walleye, and my homemade perogies- best meal of the year!
We actually left a few days early cause the forest fires near Timmins, were working their way towards us. We were 100 km east of the fires, but with the wind they had, we saw heavy smoke in the air; and if you sat outside little pieces of ash would land on you! There was something like 130 000 acres on fire and a couple towns were evacuated. Got to see two crazy water bombers flying to the lake, to fill up, and attempt to controll the fires! Thank God they got rain yesterday and the fires have subsided.
I filled my script a couple months ago for daily pain meds, for my ankle. And combined with the anti- inflamatory, i was able to get out fishing a few times and walk one of the hunting trails- that i didn't think i was going to be able to manage. Still smoking for headache, but giving a valliant effort with vaporizing and edibles- to cut down on the actual smoking part of it.
I saw the top orthopedic surgeon at Sunnybrook yesterday, and he told me nothing new- but i feel comfortable in his hands. He said my ankle is really bad, and there is no other option. Fusion will cease the bone on bone rubbing, and should take away that pain. I am going for a nerve test next week to see if there is any permanent damage from the accident. So i am on the waiting list for surgery- which is down to about a year. Yeah thats right, Health care in Canada is free, but it is by no means speedy!
The headache has been a little easier to cope with since i am taking my ankle meds. But i am still all over the scale, some ok days followed by some that are not ok... I am going for the surgery and am looking forward to a couple years down the road when it is healed and i can walk without so much pain. And get back to where daily pain meds are not required.
Hoping for a not so hot summer!
All the best, to all of you.
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