Oh my. Have I mentioned my Vitamix? Have I mentioned that I have had NOTHING FRESH in months! And the possibilities are endless.
And the SWIMMING. I know I haven't mentioned the swimming. I have begun to swim again, to really swim, with my snorkel, at the pool. I can do over twenty minutes straight. My goal is thirty and I will get there and I have my new POLAR A-360 fitness tracker with heart rate monitor on the wrist. I am SET.
Except for my left knee and my calves. Met with guy at gym who says seeing a doctor would be best. I do not want to see the doctor. He will tell me to get therapy. I hate physical therapy. Maybe I can get them to just show me the exercises and let me go home. I don't want all the ultrasound and the TENS and blah blah. The last time I had ultrasound it hurt, it burned. The thought of TENS is not pleasant. However.
I see my peeps at the Nursing Home today. I am eager to get there and sing and talk to these precious old folks. There are also a few younger folks, a girl called Tamika who is, maybe, in her early 30s. Then, I spoke with Sylvester who had a stroke but seems perfectly cognizant and is younger than I who told me he has been at the home for 7 years and my heart lurched, or would have lurched if I had not been so high from singing and playing with the old folks just moments before.
Singing and playing and laughing and drawing people out. I was born to do this. I love doing this. It is so easy to do this.
And last night in EFM we talked about all sorts of ways to get involved in the community and I am going to follow up on several things today. I need more than one day a week at the nursing home, but it has to be loosey goosey. I never know when my health will fail me.
But who knows? Maybe the smoothies will cure me. All sorts of folks talk about how juicing or smoothing has changed their lives, their health, completely. That, with movement, may very well turn things around, or at the least, give me relief, get me to where my flares are rarer and shorter.
Love it that this day has come. Love it that there is so much to love about this day.