Happy New Year, Bitches!


#21

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#22

Went to the Winter Classic hockey game at Notre Dame stadium. Scored free tickets in the club level skybox from my friend, Jack.

It was the Chicago Blackhawks against the Boston Bruins.


#23

Happy new year, everyone! Hopefully this one will be less terrifying.


#24

Monkey, Did you get your hand checked out? Is it better?

HNY to you, mang.


#25

Hand? Most recently I have had a torn mcl. I know i’ve messed up my hand(s) plenty of times but what was I bitching about recently? :smiley:

Wub Ooh. <3 :slight_smile:


#26

Great pictures, Rodknee!
Wow! Your girls are all grown up now!
They’re gorgeous!! They must take after Mrs. Rodknee. :wink:
:sparkling_heart::sparkling_heart::sparkling_heart:

Thanks for sharing!! :slight_smile:


#27

Happy New Year!


#28

You don’t do much with a break in your digits, feet or hands. 2017 was THE year for me and accidents. I’ve gotten used to it. The fronts of my hands are riddled with scars. At nearly the exact same time that I broke some hand bones I also sliced up the side of one of my fingers pretty bad, too. Ultimately, that hurt way worse than the break and cause more issues.


#29

That sucks. Hand issues aren’t any fun at all.

My son-in-law smashed his index finger and thumb on his right hand in a work accident a month or so ago and he’s just getting back to where he can use that hand. No guitar fingerpicking for a while.


#30

Yeah, hand injuries are the worst. My ring finger was just this throbbing mess. It’s also the one I filet’d. So for about 3 months I had a nerve issue. It felt (for reference) as though I had a severely in-grown nail (I did not) and I guess I figured out that if I popped the knuckle it kind of helped with the pain. It became habit. I was doing it nonstop. I still find myself doing it now. And my ring finger has not been normal since. I can’t make a closed fist with my left hand and bending that finger, it looks like I have the arthritis of a corpse. :slight_smile:
But I’ve moved on. Life is pain and all that. lol

In September I had a slight (more than slight but not complete) mcl tear on my left knee. I didn’t go to doctor on it for more than a month because no money, honey. I was having to use a can to stand up and sit and getting up first thing in the morning was hell. Like a back issue that occurred at the same time I broke my hand, I was crawling some. It would have been embarrassing. One of the times I was actually grateful for being a self described loner. I did ultimately go to the a specialist and there found out it was a tear and that I was beyond fortunate all things considered. I had gone so long w/o treatment and had done so little to move that I could consider myself lucky. I was able to ease into getting on my feet on the regular. If I walk a considerable amount I still feel the ghosts of the injury.

I’ve dealt with (not dealt with) injuries by myself for the most part; partially because I’m stubborn and have a high pain threshold and partially because I have been very poor for the past few years (that’s all changing).

Physical pain is just something I’ve come to accept. I’ve abused my body and there are repercussions. :slight_smile:


#31

Yoga, BRO.


#32

2019 can’t help but be a better year… right?


#33

2018 for me was a really good one. less bumps, more laughs than tears.

since jeff passed i measure my years in tears.

2018 was pretty darn good.


#34

2019 is going to be a good year. 2018 was the year I ended my financial woes and kicked a lot of demons out of my head because the rent was too low for what they were getting in return. :slight_smile:


#35

Actually, 2018 wasn’t too bad for me. Getting a grandson was one of the highlights of my life so far. Hoping for an even better 2019.