2018 started pretty much the same way 2017 ended: With pain and physical therapy. But it got better much quicker than I had thought.
- Oh Barcelona
By the end of March I was actually able to leave for my first vacation to Barcelona. I still had to have the painmeds and anti-inflammatories with me, but I was able to walk around again. That’s where these pics were taken.
2. Bella Italia
I made use of my new found mobility by retreating to Ischia for a while in summer. Lot’s of reading and being lazy. I don’t think I ever needed a vacation as much as this one.
3. Baptism of fire in Stockholm
To fight my fear (and of course see another concert) is what took me back to Stockholm. I needed to wander these streets again to prove myself that I could do it now without pain.
4. Back to where the heart is: London
I was finally able to go back to London, even if I was still walking with a brace when I got there the first time in November, because I hard ruptured the capsule in my foot a couple of weeks before. This injury set back the physical therapy for my hip and will cause for a while longer, but what doesn’t kill you…
By the time for my second trip I wasn’t limping anymore and didn’t need crutches. Slow progress, but progress.