Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday Swam Alone Around the Pier...Finally

Really low tide this afternoon.  Big time gap again since I got in the water.  I'm already paying for it. Medicine on-board, TENS unit on high, back support on.  I just swam around in 28 minutes in a small chop.  Lousy visibility, small waves, very few surfers.  The water temp felt nice...let me check surfline.com now...65 degrees.  It was a little warmer outside (past the surf zone). 
I have come close to just shutting down this swim blog because of my deteriorating physical condition.  If I can just get myself out of the house and on the sand...then I can walk right in, and the buoyancy relieves pressure on the lumbar back.  I was recently told by the ortho surgeon that among other things, the disc between L3 & L4 is a BIG problem.  I want a surgery; I think they would do one fusion there, but everything is such a big friggin' process of approvals, alternatives, profits for providers, etc.  I would like more of the good nerve blocks in the lumbar area now, but I think I'm getting delayed. 
Adapting to not being able to work is extremely difficult for me. 
Things could be worse.  Check out this unfortunate fellow  http://www.ksby.com/news/surfer-badly-injured-in-eureka-shark-attack/

"The first time you quit is the last time you try."