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Friday, August 2, 2019

Sunwapta Falls

These beautiful falls in Jasper are fed by waters from the Athabasca Glacier.

The advantage of these splendid landscapes is that I don't have to say very much about them, as I'm still feeling pretty inarticulate. I am finally, on Day 5, starting to feel like I am actually going to recover from my surgery. I expected soreness, even what the doctors so blithely refer to as “discomfort”, but did not expect grinding pain in every tooth in my mouth and a non-stop splitting headache that a truckload of Advil couldn't vanquish. But the pain has finally subsided into something that falls within my personal definition of discomfort and my face is noticeably less swollen, though I still have a turkey wattle hanging from my chin that gives me an unfortunate resemblance to Mitch McConnell. And while there may be some humans on this planet who would not be dismayed by seeing his image in the bathroom mirror, I am definitely not one of them.

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