Now that the winter snow coaching season is officially over for me, I have been sequestered to our couch because of ACL/meniscus surgery. Bad timing you ask?…….is there ever a good time for this? NO, there isn’t. This gets in the way of EVERYTHING, no matter the timeframe. But once it is over I will be back with ferocity. Making turns, wading the rivers and walking the hills for game. Dr. Campbell told me no wading in rivers till mid-June……he didn’t say anything about driftboats. Today’s high temperature is 44 degrees and a little windy. There are low clouds hanging over Hebgen and the Madison Valley to the northwest. I bet there are midges hatching by the droves and maybe even a few small winter stoneflies. Oh to be fishing………here, there, where ever…..just not from this couch. Winter is far from over in the Hebgen Basin, but a quick trip to lower elevations brings green grass and hints of spring. It is only March though and we really have a few more months of winter here in high country.
My lovey wife, Molly, is kindly being referred to as Nurse Ratched by her friends here in West………”If Mr. McMurphy doesn’t want to take his medication orally, I’m sure we can arrange that he can have it some other way. But I don’t think that he would like it.”
I woke up earlier this afternoon from a dream and almost fell off the couch. Can’t quite remember what it was about but there was running water and a hint of a river. Molly was in the shower when I woke, so who knows. Keeping medicated has been the only constant thing since we arrived home from Bozeman a couple of days ago. Every minute I seem to feel better, but then the pain meds wear off and hit me like a ton of bricks.