Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Onward and Upward

Let the record show that today, May 30, I had two major accomplishments. Are you ready? Prepare yourself... These are big...

1. My physical therapist declared that I walked almost without a limp.

2. I swam 500yards.

OK, so the walking thing was after stretching and steeling myself to have my gait evaluated, but still I haven't walked without a limp/ irregular gait (the thing that prompted me to look into the bump in my ankle in the first place) in almost 2 years. So, this is major. No longer will everyone know when I coming down the hallway by the irregular clip clop of my shoes. Hopefully, my chronic back pain might even get better because I don't limp so much. ( That would be really nice because I am now supposed to be vigilant about back pain as this darn tumor tends to like to metastasize to the spine.- But we won't think about that.)
So I would have considered 500 yards a race, not a workout back when I was swimming, but that was a long time ago. It felt so good to be back in the water even if pushing off the sides was a little hard on lefty, it is probably a good calf exercise too.

Onward and upward, I say. Onward, because I am done with this whole thing and want to put it behind me. Upward, because getting back to how I was before October 2006 is no longer good enough. I want to be in better shape than that. To that end I have restarted physical therapy and joined a gym with a full sized pool, so I get to count laps again.

What to do tomorrow- hmmm


jessica said...

you go girl!!!!

Ann said...

I just love physical therapy. I think the Iraq torturers have nothing on these people - oops, my sister is one so I should be careful. I am only in week two of PT and groaning with every step. Good luck in the pool!