Well today I am feeling a little bit pleased with myself after managing to achieve a little swim. I think before this illness I took it for granted that I could just nip off to do this without a moments hesitation. Whereas now I fight the fatigue, aches and a thumping headache before even stepping out the house. But today I was determined to go as my muscles seem to be getting weaker.
Admittedly I swam at a much slower pace then before and at times I felt like a one legged frog as my left leg seemed to be weaker and my shoulders a little achy as I swam. What was good was that I was able to do simple exercises in the water whereas on 'dry land' I am struggling with some weakness in my legs at the mo! Anyway, during my swim I was able to reflect and appreciate that I am now more grateful for small achievements than I ever have been.
As I got out of the pool admittedly I felt like an old lady (I'm 49) as my walk was stiff, very slow steps and laboured which can make me feel a little self conscious. This did ease off after a few minutes though. Back to being positive though....the swim was good, I loved being in the water and made me feel a little more alert and positive......Yay!! Result!!