I went to the hospital to see a specialist yesterday about my back. The good news is that he does not want to operate at the moment because there is so much positive improvement with my training (the operation would have been to fuse two of my vertebrae together). However I have a degenerative disease; inherited from one of my parents which means that the tissue between the disks breaks down and eventually I will have to have the operation.
In the picture below the healthy disks are thick and have much grey colour between them. The last three disks (especially the middle one which causes most pain) has almost nothing between the vertebrae.
Last weekend we were at the cabin. Teres wallpapered the veranda that I built a couple of years ago
I had left my fly tying equipment at home, but found a hook, some feathers left over from Easter and some fine fishing line and inspired by an article in the latest issue of “The Bushcraft Magazine” I decided to make a Pike lure. I had no clamp to hold the hook, so improvised using my Leatherman Wave and a little vice
Emma kept both herself and Kelly entertained while in the forest, by crushing up Blueberries and painting stone art with the juice.
Kelly even made me a stone cake
On Saturday night the temperature dropped down to -6 C, the first frost of the autumn!