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52 Weeks – Week 3

Well, since my last 52 Weeks post, it has been pretty busy.  I am back in class for my photography program, which I ABSOLUTELY LOVE!  I know it may sound a little geeky to be so excited about school, but I think that when you love what you’re learning, it makes all the difference to your commitment and level of enthusiasm.  On the flip side, as a college-level instructor, I see everyday how passion for your studies affects your daily learning.  Anyway, enough philosophical ranting.

Of course, since things have been going so well, I thought I might as well throw a wrench in to keep it interesting.  This past weekend, when toboganning with my beautiful girls, I managed to blow out my knee.  It seems that I have severely injured the ligaments and joint surfaces of my left knee, on the inside aspect.  Sigh.  After a trip to the hospital, I have crutches, a brace, and anti-imflammatories. 

Fortunately, it wasn’t as bad as it could have been, since my dad (a chiropractor, naturopath and acupuncturist) started treating me within seconds after it happened (I wanted to hit him at the time, but now I am glad he did).  For the last couple of days I have been hobbling around and releasing the occasional torrent of expletives (they come out before I even know what is happening, I’m sure to the moritfication of my in-laws!).  I have been having acupuncture fairly regularly, to keep the pain and inflammation down, so I have felt a bit like a battered pincushion.  All in the name of getting healthy again. 

Here is this week’s image, which I have titled Torture or Treatment. 

I can’t wait until I can bend and straighten my knee again.  Until then, it makes life interesting!

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