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Sunday, December 22, 2013


Last Thursday I had Laparoscopic Gallbladder removal surgery.   Everything went well and with the help of my wife and family I am just about ready to get back to life.  I will be honest, I have not experienced much pain or discomfort from the surgery at all.  I also have been able to eat without much of a problem.  I have had to take it easy as per doctors orders. It is unfortunate the 3 50-60 degree days in December were the days i Had to stay at low levels of activity.  I did however use the time to make strategies for 2014.  Here is my list of things to do.

1:  Ice Fishing.  The last few years The weather has not been conducive to making lots of Ice.  Last year we went once, and then got 20 inches of snow dumped on 5 inches of ice so i stayed off.  So It looks like we will have a season with ice this year.  If not i got to start making friends with people up north.  

2:  Small Game Hunting.  I really like hunting for squirrels, rabbits, and birds.  I think I will get out this winter to some of the state land with the shotgun or .22.  I really want to take a trip out to small game hunt PA.  I don't know why it just seems like a nice place to hunt.  

3:  Over Night Hiking.  I really want to do a few overnighters in the White Mountains, but there is a lot closer to home.  I will have a 2wt on these outings as well.  

4:  Keeping Some Fish.  I have a new found love of cooking fish whole.  It is so much better.  I plan on keeping some fish this year from pan fish through the ice to porgies.  I will also be exploring ways to preserve them .  

   So there you have it.  I will be back soon.  


  1. I hope you heal quickly and that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

  2. I hope you have a full recovery.
    Small game hunting is a fine way to spend time outdoors, and PA is a good place to do it in.
    Winter grouse, grilled on the coals.

  3. Heal up quick bud, and we'll be out on Warmaug before you know it.

  4. Hope you hav a speedy recovery and no complications.

  5. Thanks everyone. So far i am doing well and I have been healing fast. I hope to get out soon

  6. He is a trooper! He got so many drugs that after 6 hours of recovery at the hospital we (his mom and I) had to push him upstairs! Next year I think we should go away for Christmas with no surgery before!