I've been away from the boards for a while now because I've been pretty busy. I've been in physical therapy for my back, and I've also started taking pool exercise classes for arthritis at the YMCA. Plus I enrolled my son in a tumbling class there as well.
The physical therapy has been frustrating. We were able to partially relieve the sciatic pain that was radiating down both legs, but it still comes and goes. My progress has pretty much flatlined for the past two weeks. My therapist, who was all gung-ho and sunshine and rainbows in the beginning is now starting to suggest that this may not help me as much as she said it would. My appointments started out at twice a week and are now down to once every two weeks, because my insurance will only pay for a certain number of sessions per year and we don't want to waste them if it's not doing any good.
The classes have been going pretty well. It doesn't feel like much while you're doing it, but the next day you definitely feel the burn. It is developed by the Arthritis Association, so it helps improve strength, balance and flexibility. Until this class, I thought my balance was fairly good, but now I realize how bad it really is. But the class should help improve it.
My son's tumbling classes have been great for all of us. He has something that he looks forward to, plus he burns up some of that boundless energy and has started listening a lot better. He is so good in the classes; he's the only one there who patiently waits for his turn and doesn't run around screaming (well, not too much anyway
) I am so proud of him.
I think about you all every day. How is everyone doing? I tried to read through some of the back posts, but I'm having a really fuzzy day today and...well, you know how it is.
I hope everybody is doing well and I send you all love and prayers.