Spring Break Day 3

This post will need a bit of background, so I am going to quickly go back to January of this year. At the beginning of January (January 2nd to be exact) I had surgery on my elbow to fix nerve damage there. I had injured it while climbing last spring, and essentially had a pinched nerve for about 8 months. The surgery moved the nerve from the outside of my elbow, where it typically sits, to the inside of my elbow where it is more protected and freed from being pinched.

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The day of surgery, shortly after I arrived home.

Since surgery I have obviously been in recovery mode. After lots of physical therapy I felt like I was finally getting back to normal (somewhat at least). I had just started climbing again about a week before our trip, and even though I knew I would have to be extra careful while in Arizona I was still fully expecting to climb almost every day. However, Tuesday morning of our trip (day 3), I woke up in extreme pain. I thought I was taking it easy climbing wise, with only 2 easy routes both days, and yet I could hardly make a fist my arm hurt so bad. The guys were wanting to do a multi-pitch (essentially climbing a route longer than one rope length) on Tuesday, and with the state of my arm I knew I had to take the day off. I went to the base of the climb with them, and hung out in a hammock and read while they were off climbing above me. I shot around a little bit, with my Polaroid and digital camera, but because of the position of the route I wasn’t able to get many shots (or any good ones really) of them climbing.

3177web 3183web 3188web 3191web 3202web 3215web 3226web 3246web 3247webAnd the Polaroids. All of these were shot on my SX-70 with Impossible Project film.

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4 thoughts on “Spring Break Day 3

    • Well break is already over, it was just a week long so I’ve been back into regular routine for a week and a half now. It calmed down after a few days of rest while in Arizona, but has kind of flared up again with the lifting/climbing I have been doing at our indoor wall and gym this week. It has been a slow process, and I’m hoping it does eventually fully heal. Thanks for the kind words and encouragement!

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