Had a "surgical procedure" yesterday (cystoscopy & transrectal prostate biopsy) and the doctor failed to mention the recovery time & limitations when we scheduled the procedure.
Two weeks of no lifting anything heavier than a gallon of milk, no riding the mower, no sitting for extended periods..............
I almost backed out, but my wife insisted I go ahead and have the procedure and she got her way as usual.
Had a rather uncomfortable night last night, so this morning I decided I needed to start a rehab program rather than just lay in bed and suffer!
I soon formulated a plan all on my own, no need to involve the doctor in this when I can figure out what would be good for me and still not exceed the physical limitations recommended by the medical profession.
Since the fly rod is well below the weight limit and is good exercise and mental therapy I headed to the lake for my first rehab session!
Tied on a 5X tippet so if I hooked a heavy fish it would break off before I exceeded the lifting limit and worked the shoreline weeds. Not much luck catching this morning (only a few 'gills, the biggest about 8"), but the rehab left me physically tired, but mentally refreshed.
Not sure of the force generated by this 'gill, but it may have been close to the limits! It put up a good fight, and almost made it into a downed tree in the water before I was able to turn it. No negative effects on my body, so I'll probably try another short rebab session late this evening. Hopefully I can work up to a 4X tippet in the next few days.
Sure is tough not being physically able to work.