Monday, February 1, 2010

Post Op Windsurfing

It's been 5 months since I updated this blog. I had surgery last October 1 to have my inguinal hernia repaired. While not classified as emergency yet, my physician/fiance advised to have the surgery asap due to the type of activities that I am into. Nevertheless, the experience was much more enjoyable than I expected. (well, at least compared to my last surgery 15 years ago when I broke my left arm due to basketball) The recovery period was challenging. There was no definite time when I can resume my physical activities. The doctor ordered no contact sports and heavy lifting for 4 weeks. So, on the 5th week, I tried basketball but played very lightly. On the 8th week, I tried windsurfing but felt pain for 10 days! I was scared of re-occurrence and promised myself to rest for 8 weeks more. I just continued the light basketball games.

This is the 16th week so Kingking, Mizuki and I went to the beach but brought only the smaller sail (resisting temptation to bring the bigger sail which would require much effort). If you want to avoid the beach crowd, head to the beach on a weekday. You can almost have the whole stretch by yourself. We were there last Wednesday, sunny, high tide at noon with 10-12 knots of cold Amihan wind: perfect for my comeback!

Felt good to be back at the ocean again!

As expected, Mizuki is always trailing me, hoping to hop into the board.

So, I let her ride with me.

Like me, she also gained weight.

But she still has the balance.

She must have missed the beach as she was really enjoying every minute of it.

One thing she likes? Running behind children.

...especially if they run also. :-)

Kingking's turn to sail.

Mizuki challenges her.

Wind power vs. Paw power.

Guess who won?

Mizuki must have thought "I'm gonna get you, next time!"

We also sold our old superzoom camera and got ourselves a Digital SLR. In time, we hope we can improve our photography skills.