I’m back at work and feeling generally refreshed and focused, I must say.
There was a bit of a shock yesterday afternoon when we heard that Captain Nichola Goddard was killed in Afghanistan. She is the first Canadian forces woman to be killed in a combat role. And she’s the daughter of my Ph.D. supervisor, Tim Goddard.
As I was walking over to the student centre to get a coffee this morning, they were lowering the flag to half mast. A sad time for the family, indeed…
On a happier note, I have news about my knee and leg.
After my last appointment with my "other" Tim (the physiotherapist) -- only some of which I blogged about -- I felt a bit like I was running out of options. So, I tried something (and some ONE) new, on the recommendation of about 6 different people.
After an initial reaction that was not so pleasant (i.e. almost excruciating) which, I understand, is not a particularly common way to react (though not unheard of), I have seen results that can only be described as dramatic.
Lower leg pain – gone!
Lower leg swelling - greatly reduced!
Knee pain – greatly reduced!
Knee swelling – greatly reduced!
And it has only been just over a week!
I will post about it in more detail next time, but for now… any guesses as to what I’ve been up to or who I’ve been seeing??