Wednesday, July 31, 2013
How We See Things
In the past three days, I have managed to get my butt back on the bike saddle for the first time since the coma. On one hand it feels terrible. It hurts, my legs ache, my lungs ache... and last night I got flying bugs in my eyes. On the other hand it feels great. It reminds me of what I used to love doing. The going is slow... really slow right now, but I have to remember, I didn't start out riding 20-50 miles a day. It takes a while to build back up to that. For now, I am having to see things differently. I am trying to not blame myself for the slowness of my recovery. I am trying not to expect everything to miraculously be better, just because my surgeon was able to rebuild my plumbing. There is a lot of healing still to do... but feeling this progress has been amazing! I am hoping to find time tomorrow to go down to the lake and do a little swimming. UPS delivered my waterproof bandages so I dont have to worry about my wound in the lake. Swimming in the sunshine, here I come!
And for anyone curious about these images... there is nothing "photoshopped" about them... this is not a filter. The effect is created with a 6" glass prism, held in front of my lens. Kinda fun stuff to play with. We'll see what tomorrow holds.... maybe more experimentation? (gotta deal with business stuff first,... then play!)