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May 9, 2020, Snowstorm In Central New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


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Attribution WILL be enforced.







I have lived in New Hampshire for 35-years! I have lived in NH longer than anywhere else in my life! I have lived more than 50% of my life in NH! There is not much I have not experienced, re. weather, when it comes to NH.

I have lived through snowstorms in June. Those are NASTY. Trees are in full leaf and the snow is wet and heavy. Trees come down all over the place.

Today’s snowstorm was intense to begin with. I went out in it. I was out in it for 1 hour 50 minutes. It stopped snowing during that time. The Sun even came out. It was windy & cold. But, after the -15F this winter it really was a walk in the park. I had fun. It was BEAUTIFUL. I sometimes can’t believe how lucky I am.

Well, I wanted to share with you.

No, I didn’t have to shovel or get the snowblower out — though it is still sitting right next to the garage door ready for action.

Enjoy.


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Somedays The Roadblocks In My Life Are Ethereal & Will Lift When There Is Light.

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I can deal with this. It just requires perseverance — a commodity that is not in short supply when it comes to I.

Funny thing. This ethereal roadblock kind of follows I. Always ahead of I today. But, it did not deter I. I knew there would be light.

Don’t you? SMILE.

There will always be light — in the end.


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A New Roadblock Appears In My Life Just As Another Melts Away.

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The latest roadblock in my life.

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Just as this was melting away.

Click to ENLARGE and admire.


I am not complaining. Honest. So, the latest roadblock was yesterday. But, it wasn’t too major. Not enough to deter my progress. I, of course, prevailed.

The irony was that this was the day after I was rejoicing that my prior roadblock was melting away.

But, it is OK. I will manage. Thanks. SMILE.


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The Roadblocks In My Life Are Literally Melting Away.

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This could NOT stop I.

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5-weeks ago.

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I had not expected it to have melted that much — this soon. It was a pleasant surprise. I had expected that I would have to do some clamouring over packed snow/ice. No need. No roadblocks. Road clear and I went sailing by — quite merrily.


These were on my two local hiking trails. When not prevented by roadblocks this is what I get to enjoy.


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I Had My Knee Surgery, Which Was Miraculous, A Year Ago.

by Anura Guruge


These pictures from a year ago & the screenshot below,
from today,
tell you all that needs to be told.



The picture above is a testament to my recovery. I never realized that I had walked that far. Nearly 2,000 miles.

Knee feels great. I feel great.

Dr. Charles Blitzer who performed my surgery was NOT a surgeon. He was MAGICIAN.

I sent him an e-mail today and thanked him, profusely. He responded and thanked me for my kind words.

IF you ever need knee surgery (and I hope you never do), make sure it turns out like mine.

Best thing that happened to me in YEARS!


I had my quadriceps tendon repair surgery,
at ‘
Frisbie Memorial Hospital‘ —
performed by Dr. Charles Blitzer
of ‘Seacoast Orthopedics
on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

There was no pain to talk about
— throughout, from surgery to now.


Click to ENLARGE. 2-months ago, Dec. 28, 2019.


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I Busted My Knee, Severely, A Year Ago Today; Since Then I Have Walked 1,947-Miles & Lost Exactly 30 Lbs.

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Click to ENLARGE. From my ‘Garmin Connect’ earlier today.


Click to access this post from EXACTLY a year ago.


Click to ENLARGE. 2-months ago, Dec. 28, 2019.


Thursday, February 28, 2019. I slipped on ice, in the morning, while shoveling snow after a snowstorm. Heard an almighty crack. Left knee was in pain and pretty useless. Did not know what had happened. Eventually got myself to the ER. I had totally busted my Quadricep Tendon. Never heard of it. Didn’t know I had one.

They were all set to operate on me the next day. I was not keen. I had a vacation booked in the Cape and, moreover, wanted some time to get my head around surgery. ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS I EVER MADE. With a brace, I could walk and the pain wasn’t too bad.

Pain was never too bad, prior to or post surgery. Never took any of the 60 opioid pills that I was given! Most I needed was TWO Aleve.

I walked, sometimes a mile or more, in the week prior to surgery.

Was on crutches for 6-weeks. I walked with the crutches and my Garmin Fenix 5 NEVER COUNTED those steps. So, I really walked MORE MILES! Smile.

I had my major knee surgery on March 7, 2019.

The busted knee was a wakeup call. Though I ran most days I had let my weight creep up to 176 lbs. Not good. My blood glucose had also gone up to 103. That was it. I was going to get myself fit. I went on a much stricter low-carb diet (than I had been for the last 6-years) the morning after surgery. Lost 30 lbs. Down to 146. Trying had to get to 142. That would be my lowest adult weight. But, stuck at 146 lbs. Help.

I used to ‘run’ 3.5 miles a day. Now I walk/run 7 miles a day and do 23-minutes on an exercise bike.


I had my quadriceps tendon repair surgery,
at ‘
Frisbie Memorial Hospital‘ —
performed by Dr. Charles Blitzer
of ‘Seacoast Orthopedics
on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

There was no pain to talk about
— throughout, from surgery to now.


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The Latest Roadblock In My Life — And This One Is BIG.

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Today’s HUGE Roadblock.

From the other side, when I managed to get around.


This is the path leading to Alton town’s main park and for that to its much ballyhooed public trail. Appears that no one other than I wanted to venture out in the last 48-hours. I am kind of disappointed. This is New Hampshire and it hasn’t been that bad in terms of cold or snow.

So this was what I was trying to get to — and, of course, I did. Didn’t try to climb over the mound of snow. Wasn’t worth it. Instead, I walked around it.


This was last week’s roadblock.

And this was the week before.


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The Roadblocks In My Life.

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Today’s Roadblock.

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Stopped me in my tracks. Yes, if I wanted I would NOT let it stand in my way. But, I had done enough mileage. So, I did NOT have to clamour over it and proceed.

If I did, it would have been an extension of this.

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This was last week’s roadblock. Was not as obstructive.


I did get around this one. I am careful around fallen trees. Had a friend who had one fall on him while he was hanging around trying to work out what to do. He was disabled for months. So, I am careful.


These were on my two local hiking trails. When not prevented by roadblocks this is what I get to enjoy.


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Making Tracks On Virgin Snow Across A Frozen Pond In Alton, N.H. — Temp. -12C (10F).

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Today.


So, why didn’t I walk all the way to the island? Good question. That, of course, was the plan. Explore the island. I have never been to it — Summer or Winter. This is not a pond that I have explored though I drive or walk by it often. It is in Town — not close to home and my daily hikes. This was the first time I had ventured onto it. As you can see there were no other tracks since the snowstorm 3-days ago. That makes me cautious. Don’t want to fall through the ice again. There is a river on the other side of the road and I wasn’t sure if there was any moving water below the ice. Moving water isn’t good. Well, as I got to the island I ran into mush — water above the ice. Not good. The ice was probably thick enough but I was not in the mood to get my feet wet. So, that is the full story.


The short hike across the pond was but a diversion on a longer walk — most of it close to water. I was waiting for somebody to finish some testing at school. So, I only had, at most, 1.5 hours. I was timing myself. Did good. Timed it to 5-minutes. It all worked out. She was ready to be picked up. I did close to 4-miles. I topped it up and got my 10K steps for the morning when we got home. Nice walk. I enjoyed it.


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I Have DRASTICALLY Cut Back On Wearing Knee Support Compression Sleeves.

by Anura Guruge



Prior posts on this blog.


I had my major knee surgery to reattach a completely busted quad tendon on March 7, 2019, i.e., roughly 11-months ago.

As soon as I was permitted to walk without crutches — i.e., after 6-weeks — I started a rigorous exercise regime which sees me walking around 7-8 miles a day. To start with I wore a proper brace on my damaged knee. After about 3 months of that I discovered compression sleeves.

I got HOOKED on them. And that was the CLUE.

I got hooked on them.

I wore them on both knees. They were super comfortable, provided great support and made both knees feel great. Pain was never a factor. I lucked out! I was pain free within 2-weeks of surgery. Great surgery and I am strange.

But, this got me thinking.

No gain without pain.

If it is too good to be true.

I think about these things.

Did some research. Yes, I could have continued wearing them, all the time, as I had done.

But, they were REDUCING the muscle & tendon strength I was gaining from all my exercise. Oh! I do 23-minutes on a stationary bike, most days too.

So, I have cut back on using the sleeves. Cut back quite dramatically.

Most days I don’t use them at all, at all. No problem so far. No pain. Knees haven’t buckled.

I do wear them if I conditions underfoot are bad. Want my knees supported if I fall.

So, that is the new regime. Hope this helps.

Do some research. Basically, it boils down to: “too much of a good thing“.


I had my quadriceps tendon repair surgery,
at ‘
Frisbie Memorial Hospital‘ —
performed by Dr. Charles Blitzer
of ‘Seacoast Orthopedics
on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

There was no pain to talk about
— throughout, from surgery to now.


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