For the first time in months (due to RA, mild cervical spondylosis and general lack of time) I've been for a lovely swim today. I also went in the jacuzzi and steam room with ice cold showers in between each. Whilst I relaxed in the jacuzzi a much older lady shuffled past very slowly, it was obvious she was in a lot of pain and I noticed she had very deformed feet and knees, including a long scar down one knee (RA no doubt). It took her about 5 minutes to reach the pool steps which were only a few feet away.
Anyway I just wanted to let you all I feel really good after my rare afternoon of 'me time' and even better, the sun has been shining since lunchtime! It's so easy to feel sorry for ourselves when relentless, niggling pain and exhaustion get us down but when this happens, I shall think of the old lady and the countless others who are far, far worse than me.