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Archive | March 6, 2019

‘Nauset Beach Light’, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, In The Snow — March 2 – 3, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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Went to the Cape for a long weekend, March 1 – 3, 2019. We had booked it, to coincide with New Hampshire school vacations, a month ago. Given that it was winter we knew we could be taking a chance with the weather, but we were willing to risk it.

As it transpired there was quite the snowstorm at the Cape Friday night into Saturday afternoon. At least 5″, 8″ or more in some places. But, we are from New Hampshire and we are used to snow. So, we did venture out, on Saturday morning, in the snow. Went as far as Wellfleet — for lunch. The road were not plowed very well so the going was slow.

Despite the weather I turned into the ‘Cape Cod National Seashore‘. That is how we saw this light — in the snow. We went back the next day — Sunday. That was a beautiful day. Bright sunshine and clear, blue skies. You can tell which pictures were taken when. On Sunday we also got to visit the ‘Highland Light‘, further up north.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — March 6, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Unsolicited Validation Of ‘Brain Meditation’ By An ER Physician Assistant (Certified).

by Anura Guruge


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From page 61 of my 2016 “Quick Guide to Brain Meditation”. Click on image below for more details on book.


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As you may have read, here & here, I busted my knee, well & truly, last Thursday morning, when I fell awkwardly while shoveling snow. There was an almighty crack. Left knee was at a funny angle and there were things pointing out from it. I couldn’t get up. Finally hobbled into the house. Knee was in bad shape. Managed to pull on a knee brace onto it and that made a big difference. I could at least now drag the leg along.

Made it to the ER at ‘Frisbie Memorial Hospital’ in Rochester (NH) by noon — about 90-minutes after I had done the damage. I was in some pain, but I was doing OK. I hadn’t taken any pain medication and declined the first batch that was offered to I.

Once I was horizontal on the ER bed most of the pain, if not all of it, went away. I could just lie there with no pain to talk about. That is par for the course for I. {Sorry!}

They did a X-ray and a contrast CT Scan (which required the insertion of 2 IVs, the 1st apparently not large enough for the contrast dye they wanted to pump into I).

They diagnosed that I had completely ruptured (i.e., seperated) my Quadriceps Tendon.

I needed surgery, to reattach it, within 10-days. (Surgery is scheduled for tomorrow.)

They gave me some acetaminophen (Tylenol) about 2-hours into my stay and a shot of morphine before I left.


But, as I was being discharged the female Physician Assistant (Certified) (PA-C), from Maine, who had taken care of me throughout my 4.25 hour stay came to check up on me.

After going through all the formalities, she said: “So, what is your secret? Mind-over-matter? This is fairly serious injury and you coped with it like it was not too bad“.

BINGO!

I told her about my ‘Brain Meditation’.

If you look at the top picture I had spelled all of that out, as a ‘Reward’, 3-years earlier.

So, here was proof.

Ability to: module pain, coping with lifestyle change and continued serenity.

‘Brain Meditation’, as I spell it out here, has served me well over the first 6-days. I am basically pain-free. Just taking 2 Aleves a day — and that is mainly as a precaution.

The Physician Assistant’s was going to check out my book. As she said, it certainly seemed to be working.


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‘Highland Light’, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, In The Snow — March 3, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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Saw the sign for it, off Route 6, as we were driving, on Sunday, to Provincetown. I had to go and have a look. I like lighthouses. I am glad I turned off. Stately & dignified lighthouse.

We had quite the snowstorm at the Cape the day before. So, the ground was covered in fresh snow. First people we encountered were a young couple cross-country skiing around the golf course that surrounds the lighthouse site. The snow gave it a whole different perspective. Plus, it was a beautiful sunny day with clear blue skies. The picture, in Wikipedia, taken in the Summer looks so different. Hopefully one day I might be able to revisit when there isn’t any snow and there is greenery around.

As the last big picture above testifies, the lighthouse was moved inland, 450′, in 1996.


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