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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60/365 – Wrinkles

I cannot believe I am posting this. I hate my feet. They are gross. Especially right now due to my beautiful ankle (it is really becoming colorful). Plus it is my 60th shot, which is impressive for me, so I was hoping for something big and cool. But I had absolutely no other ideas for today and not a ton of time because I have so much homework. So, here you go, my ugly feet to look at.

58/365 – Injury

I didn’t get a chance to post this yesterday, my schedule ended up being pretty busy, but here is Sunday’s post. I apologize that the comment about it is simply copied from Flickr, I don’t have a ton of time again today, and am pretty tired from lack of sleep last night.

I love getting my picture done while it is still light out. And I won’t be walking around much for the rest of the day so I figured this would be the best that I would get today. Artistic, not really; meaningful, nope; realistic and appropriate, yes. I was playing soccer and I guess got kicked or something? I’m not really sure what happened. But now I am sitting on my couch icing away, and hoping that I will be able to bend it soon.