I am happy to inform everyone that I have been doing really well lately. I made my way back to the gym where I have been putting in about 2hrs of various things like elliptical trainer for 20-30min, weights for 40min then swimming for about 2500y. It has been great. I almost feel normal again except for the limp!
At first it was hard. My legs were so week form 2 months of lying on the couch. Even swimming felt awkward. But after a week, things started to get better especially with swimming. It feels wonderful to be back in the pool. It had been a year since the last time I was able to swim and with the hot summer the timing couldn't have been better.
My strength is getting better each week and it has only been 3 weeks. It is always the first hurdle you have to get over before things start to come around. I am able to vacuum which is not my favorite thing. This may not seem like much but one month after surgery I could barely push the vacuum across the rug! I had to have my Dad come up and help clean my house. Thanks Dad!
These days I am getting to the gym about 3 days a week and resting the other days. I am hoping to be getting a special elliptical trainer for my home so I can work out more. We also have our endless pool up and running so I have been using that. What a great tool to watch my stroke more closely. One of my athletes will be up next month for a training camp and we will be able to video tape and analyze his stroke. I am very excited to finally be able to do that!
In the meantime I am sorting through about 2 years of paper work and rereading all the cards everyone sent me while I was battling cancer. It is nice to look back and see how far I have come especially when I get frustrated with my situation.
Thank you so much for your continued support and prayers!
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