Heron Lake State Park, New Mexico – Day 39

The motorhome is still parked at Heron Lake State Park about 20 miles south of Chama, New Mexico while I am recovering from my May 27th accident.

The poppings, with the associated pains, in my chest have finally stopped! My right ribcage area remains slightly swollen and tender to the touch. The mild, constant burning chest muscle remains. I recently started my morning walks once again. Every day a vigorous two-miles with moderate up and down hills. I believe it’s causing a slight increase in my chest muscle pain, but I also believe that it is more benefiting my general overall recovery. It feels good to be out walking again.

I continue taking Ibuprofen, icing my ribcage area 2-3 times a day and wearing an elastic bandage abound my chest. The doctors told me to expect 6-12 weeks for recovery. The accident occurred eight weeks and six days ago today. Can you tell I’m ready for the recovery to be finished and be back on the road again?

A few days back I took the Bronco and drove through the hamlet of Los Ojos, New Mexico. Here are a few photo that I took…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

Wandering through small hamlets is another joy of the full-time RVing lifestyle!

Oh by the way, we had another beautiful sunset last evening…

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7 thoughts on “Heron Lake State Park, New Mexico – Day 39

  1. I hope your recovery continues to go well. I would imagine having patience during the process is one of the hardest parts.

    • ramblinmanjimj

      Hi Paul,
      Yeah, you are right. For a guy who gets itchy feet after being in one spot for two weeks…the “resting” required for recovery is trying my patience. However, I know if I don’t rest, I’ll not get well. After eight weeks and six days, I’m truly surprised how much swelling and pain remains. Thanks for your comment. I enjoyed looking at your website.

  2. carolyn ibele

    Hi Jim and Mary – I continue to follow your posts. Jim, I am so glad to hear that your recovery continues to progress well! We will always be grateful to you. May the Lord bless you all. He is doing a new thing in all of us! (Isaiah 43)

    Blessings, Carolyn Ibele (sister of Dr. Richard Crowe).

    • ramblinmanjimj

      Hi Carolyn,
      Thank you for your message. If it wasn’t for my continued swelling and pain, the whole tragic accident seems like a bad dream. We hope all is well with you and your family.

      • carolyn ibele

        Hi Jim – something I am curious about. What TIME did the accident actually happen? It was right after ‘lunch’ but what time was lunch? What TIME did the death occur (approximate). Were you on New Mexico time or Pacific time at the time of the accident? I think reservation land is on New Mexico time (Mountain time?) but the rest of Arizona on Pacific time.

      • ramblinmanjimj

        Hi Carolyn,
        Lunch was from 12:00 to 12:30. By time we loaded up and started moving again…I’d say the accident was about 12:40 PM as close as I can place it.
        I don not remember changing clocks from New Mexico to Arizona…so I’d say Mountain Time.

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