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Coming back and ready for 2018

Well, it's been a long time since I've made a post. Not sure exactly why, but I'm ready to get back into it. I have done plenty of trips since my last posts, but I just haven't written about them. I look forward to catching you up. 2017 was a tough year for me physically.

Since I was in high school, I would have major lower back muscle spasms at least a couple of times a year that would leave me flat on my back for a day or two. I had to be very careful at all times on how I reached for things and picked things up. If I stepped off the curb the wrong way or picked a piece of paper up at a strange angle, my back would be thrown into a spasm and it was extremely painful. This caused me to miss out on a lot of a family vacation to Florida in 2016. After that, I decided enough was enough and started moving towards surgery. In February of 2017, I had a microdiscectomy to relieve my back pain that had plagued me for 20 years or so. The surgery shaved bits off of the discs …

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