Friday, February 25, 2011

An update on me

My last blog post talked about why I've been away from the camera. Since that post I've had a successful surgery on the spinal column in my neck. The herniated disk has been repaired, and the actual surgery was not as bad as medical imaging had originally indicated. The surgery itself became 3.5 hours, instead of the planned 5.5 hours. That is really good news!

I'm now out of the neck brace and off pain medications. Sometimes a Tylenol, but some days nothing whatsoever. My neck movement is a bit restricted at the moment. I don't have full stamina yet but its not too bad and increasing every day. I'm technically recovering until late July and I am under some activity restrictions. But I have high hopes for a full recovery, minus some range of motion in the neck. We'll see, but maybe by September back to track photography. That is still up in the air.

I appreciate all the kind words and well wishes from everyone.

Stay tuned. In April I might have some photos from a private session. We'll have to see how quickly I get well enough to grab the camera again.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The camera has been down... :(

If you frequent my photography site,, I thank you. And uou probably notice that there has not been any new photos in some time. Unfortunately a wrist injury kept me sidelined all of November and December, and is likely to continue through January.

The good news, its not carpal tunnel. Today (1/11) I had a neck MRI, hoping to find that its only a pinched nerve. If so treatment should be straight forward and hopefully I get back to the track photography soon!

All has not been qiet in Photographyland however! In December I was interviewed for a podcast and we talked about track photography. Check me out on iTunes and search for the Camera Campus podcast, or just go to

I've also been doing more graphical design using existing photos and I've come up with some cool new stuff, including movie posters. Surf on over to:

Here's hoping to a speedy recovery and to new track photos soon!
Bill Jurasz
Mercury Photography

UPDATE JANUARY 21, 2011: Its more than a pinched nerve. I have a herniated disk in the neck that is pinching the spinal cord itself. Surgery scheduled for Monday the 24th. This means I'll be away from the track photography for quite a bit longer than I had originally hoped.