I just wanted too tell all of you that yesterday my in-ground swimming pool was opened! I'm VERY happy about that! During the summer I invite friends and family over for pool parties and cookouts!
Usually after I have a LONG day of swimming, my muscles are EXTRA tried because in the pool they work differently or normally than they would on land! In the water I don't have too worry about falling or losing my balance, the water holds my body up on it's own because of the boyacy! So that's why I enjoy swimming SO much! Also when I'm in the pool I feel like I'm a totally different person! That's a good feeling!
It's also a WONDERFUL feeling not too have to worry about falling, or thinking constantly about how you are suppose too walk and hold your body up!
You see dear readers, whenever I walk with my canes or my walker I'm constantly having too think about every step I take! Also I have too be careful that I don't slip and fall! When the floor is wet or something is on the floor my canes just slip away from me and down I go! But when I use the walker I sometimes go faster and don't fall as much!
It would be easier to say I just give up and be done with it! But I don't look at C.P. that way! I've always tried and are still trying to be as normal and self-sufficient as I can be!
I can thank my late Mom for that! She taught me everything I know in order to take care of myself and be independent! She always use to tell me, that no one is going to do things for you, you have to learn how to do things for yourself! Sure enough she was right!
For some of my Physical Therapy I've had too use the swimming pool with a Occupational and Physical Therapist to help me loosen muscles that get tight, especially my legs! Also when I walk, my feet are turned out like a duck's! I have NO difficulty with my upper body, I just have difficulty balancing and controlling where my weight should be that's why I can't stand up myself! I need assistance from someone or something to help me! Like a walker or canes, ext!
I also go too Massage Therapy and that releases those tight muscles so I feel better and are NOT hurting constantly! When I am through with my Massage Therapist I'm worn out, because after she releases my muscles all my body wants to do is sleep! What Massage Therapy does is it makes your body loosen up so when you walk its much looser, easier, and NOT as painful! Also when I'm done with my Massage Therapist my feet are completely strait!