Thursday, November 21, 2013

Best of AM - One Day I May Dance

This post is from December of 2009, when I was recovering from a back injury.  I still suffer from back injuries, but I have been doing well recently - let's hope that continues.

Now, my post:

This holiday season I have been granted the gift of movement.

I am back to water aerobics, 2nd class in a row, although I still can't do all the movements. I do the best that I can and it is so wonderful to move in the water once again.  The exercise class is almost empty this time of year, which is good for me.

 My physical therapist has now given me a number of exercises to do, to relieve pain, to start the process of strengthening my abdominal muscles, and now, to try to stretch my right leg so I can straighten it without pain.   She had me on the treadmill today, and had me do a stretching exercise with a long belt.

January 6 I get results of my MRI and maybe then I will know why I am still having the issues I am having.  Or maybe the surgeon will tell me that the MRI didn't show anything.

I remember the joke about the man asking his surgeon if he'll be able to play the piano after his surgery, the surgeon says "of course you will" and the man says "that's funny, I can't play it now".  I have never danced.  I was born with two left feet.  I envy the people on Dancing with the Stars who can turn and spin and do all those movements.  But maybe, when I emerge from this back problem stuff, I will be able to dance.

Or maybe regular moving around will feel like dance.  Because now I know what it is like to be in such pain one can barely move.

So now I am grateful for my everyday walking, and for being able to get back into the pool.

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful post! I hope you've danced since writing this post!

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  2. I love the pool. Glad you enjoy it more now!

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  3. It's so nice when we can put these injuries behind us and focus on how far we've come. I think it gives us more strength should injuries arise in the future. I'm so glad your back has been well since then!

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  4. It is an amazing feeling when you start to come out the other side of injury or illness. Very warm wishes to you that you will be dancing soon XX

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  5. I empathize with you. I can hardly move at the moment. But every day, I have less pain. I refust to think of the next time. I'll walk daily while I can. Swimming must be wonderful. However, I did the worst dammage while in the pool. I swung my leg the wrong way and I've never been the same since.

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