On February 13th, I underwent surgery on a long-injured and increasingly painful knee–which was preventing extended walking, much less hiking. Anticipating I would only be disabled for a couple weeks, I wrote posts 133 and 134 in advance and scheduled them to post at the right times. However, I was over-optimistic to expect a 2-week recovery. I am already walking fine, climbing stairs, completed 3 rehab sessions–all my functional and range-of-motion expectations are being met ahead of schedule. However, I neglected to properly factor pain into the equation. I had been told it would be 4-6 weeks before I would be released to drive a car. I now estimate that it will take a couple of weeks (#3 and #4) longer than I expected before I can focus properly on research, and write again. I expect to restart posting again in the next 2 weeks.
Thanks for visiting,
R. E. J. Burke