Jerry, that is awesome news, congrats on your progress!Thanks, Denny. Over the years since my cancer came calling, I'd had my fair share of "dry spells" during which I couldn't muster up the sheer will to push aside the nausea, equilibrium loss and a complete lack of energy. Still, when I had a "good day," the opportunity to be astream was mine for the taking, and I usually did, even if it meant paying for it the next day.
With the shattered left ankle/torn Achilles tendon and subsequent surgeries, however, even my best days found me side-lined for the 2018 trout season. I was relegated to "spectator" status rather than "participant," and that was a tough pill to swallow. Doc's marching orders were "watch, but don't even think about it!"
Now, I'm glad that I heeded his advice. The leg is coming around nicely, and though my first weeks on the river will be a series of short outings rather than all-day affairs, that's fine by me. At the very least, I'll be feel the push of the Au Sable's currents against my waders once again.
Thanks again for the positive thoughts on my coming season, Denny. Have a good one, my friend...
Jerry, aka hairwing530