I'm suffering from spondylolisthesis, which is essentially a stress fracture of the lower spine. Let me tell you, it's no fun. In addition to constant pain, I'm on a very strict health regimen that includes icing my back three times per day, sitting for no longer than 30 minutes at a time, and zero photography. My doctor has banned me from lifting anything heavier than a few ounces, and that includes my camera.
Time and a little TLC are the only things that heal this kind of injury. And only time can tell when my back will be strong enough for me to return to normal activities. But don't think I'm sitting around feeling sorry for myself.
All of the down time is allowing me to accomplish a number of housekeeping items that I've been putting off. For starters, I completely reorganized my blog. By narrowing categories and removing tags that weren't needed, it is now much more user friendly. Go ahead--check it out and let me know what you think!
Most exciting is a new mentorship I've entered into. Guidance, thoughtful discussion and successful brainstorming sessions with good friend Karen Smidt, co-owner of kande Productions, have led to a new vision for jhPhotography. This new direction will allow me to better serve my customers, and I'm hoping to announce the exciting changes sometime this summer. Stay tuned!
Finally, I've completed the paperwork to have jhPhotography listed on Google. Yay!
Living with pain is rough, but I'm determined to come out of this a stronger, better, smarter person for having gone through it. Here's to positive thoughts and forward momentum!